15 mars 2015

Weekend Reading: Blasted Daylight Savings Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Welcome to the weekend, ProfHackers! I don’t know about the rest of you, but it seems to me like every year, adjusting to Daylight Savings is more difficult. But we’ve made it through the week, and some of us are enjoying Spring Break or have started to count down the days. Read more...

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Teaching with Wikipedia? The Wiki Education Foundation Wants to Help!

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I’ve written a number of ProfHacker articles on integrating Wikipedia into your classroom, such as this post on tips and tricks for teaching with Wikipedia and how to organize your own Wikipedia edit-a-thon. One of the biggest obstacles most instructors report facing, however, is simply learning how to use Wikipedia to the point where one feels comfortable enough to teach with it. Read more...

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Managing Photos on Flickr

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . A lot of us here at ProfHacker have been using Flickr for quite a while. I like it well enough that I used to subscribe to Flickr Pro for the extra storage space, though I dropped the subscription when Flickr gave everyone a full terabyte of storage. I keep my personal photos there, as well as photos that I use for this blog. Read more...

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Stay Focused with the Momentum Extension

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . One of the most important things you can do to enhance your productivity is to keep focusing on your highest priorities, the big important things, which can easily be obscured by the rush of urgent demands and everyday maintenance tasks. Even when you’ve taken the time to reflect on your roles and define your priorities, it’s easy to lose sight of them during the day. Read more...

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Report from the EURECA Conference on Research and Creativity

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I’ve recently returned (jetlag and all) from Egypt, where I had the opportunity to speak at the American University in Cairo’s EURECA conference, an event that offers a showcase for undergraduate research as well as events focused on the intersection of research and creativity, a topic many of us at ProfHacker are passionate about. Read more...

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‘History Is Happening’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . The first line of the third paragraph of Ben Brantley’s review of the new hit Broadway play Hamilton delighted and shocked me. Following up on a line from the play, “History is happening in Manhattan,” he writes: “’Happening’ qualifies as both an adjective and a verb in this instance.”
Wow. Just wow. More...

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Mewling Quim

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . It started with an e-mail in 2012 from a Londoner named John Stewart. He was writing to me because I conduct a blog called “Not One-Off Britishisms,” which deals with British words and expressions that have gained currency in the U.S. More...

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Coming and Going

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . The complexity of language mirrors the complexity of life.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the so-called deictic words, those that connect a particular situation in language directly to a situation in life. Consider this and that, for example. More...

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Attending to Gender

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . I’ve been doing a lot of flying recently, which has me thinking about the term flight attendant. It is undeniably clunky. And yet here it is—an odd little success story in the larger narrative of nonsexist language reform. More...

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Lain, the Whom of the Verb World

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . The other day my Edinburgh colleague Professor D. Robert Ladd noticed an odd verb form in a subhead in The Guardian, under the arresting headline “Parisians carry on shopping as mass graves are exhumed below their feet”. More...

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