Thursday, March 11, 2021

News of the Day: the good, the bad and the ugly | #sol21 Day 11

Today I'm back to my usual morning routine of starting with video and covid-19 updates, then a news web and email news overview. I've always been a news junkie, albeit with notable gaps, but have become even more of one over the past few years, a turn accompanied by (necessitating) increased digital literacy and media awareness. 

The good, the bad and the ugly describes about any day's national and global news. Today it's the pandemic anniversary, vaccines, stimulus legislation, an evening presidential address and politics all over everything.

Connect the news to teaching: opening schools in person, curricula such as teaching civics and information literacy; vaccinating teachers, staff and students. Furthermore, stealth teaching as a Guerrilla Educationist, I curate and feed content to sundry pages and streams.  

Now apply the premise of Becker's Art Worlds to teaching and learning. 

This classic sociological examination of art as collective action explores the cooperative network of suppliers, performers, dealers, critics, and consumers who—along with the artist—"produce" a work of art. Howard S. Becker looks at the conventions essential to this operation and, prospectively, at the extent to which art is shaped by this collective activity. 

CLMOOC, which focuses on creative K-12 teaching, is also a cooperative network as well as a distributed online network and Community of Practice like Two Writing Teachers

Moving into afternoon and evening: FTTE Forum (the only teaching related event), local Indivisibles zoom meeting, The Daily Poster (indie journalism) live chat, This is the busiest day online meeting day of the week. Memo to self: plan super short posts for following March Wednesdays.

Two Writing Teachers welcomes all, Early Birds and Late Night Slicers, Planners and Pantsers, to the March 2021 Slice of Life Challenge (SOLSC). Missed registration? You can still join in. Next year, if you like, sign on for March's 31 Days of Slicing. There is also a monthly call for Tuesday Slices, one a week instead of every day for a month.

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