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How to Teach the US Capitol Attack

https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/how-to-teach-the-u-s-capitol-attack-dozens-of-resources-to-get-you-started/2021/01 This is a couple weeks late but this article has several great resources for instructors. The article covers media literacy, classroom dialog, historical touchstones, and social-emotional learning.

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Selected Works of Audra Lorde

I want to get my hands on this book, but I’m swimming in books right now! So I’m putting it here so I don’t forget. Forward by Roxanne Gay, author of Bad Feminist, Hunger, and Difficult Woman, all have been recommended to me. SO many books! So little time!

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Death Turkey

Oooh, good band name. We (Americans) must look like the biggest collection of fools on the planet. Just to get a chance to overeat together, we risk killing each other.

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photo by Maarten van den Heuvel
Writing

How to plant bulbs

It is vitally important to choose the right autumn day for planting. The best days are chilly and a little drizzly with occasional sun breaks. Don’t wear a rain jacket, but do wear a warm sweater and comfy garden gloves. Use a bulb planter, the kind that makes a perfect hole in the soil. Choose […]

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Telling your design story to someone

I’ve been coming up with design journal prompts for my interactive web design class. I sorta liked this one and wanted to share and document. When we design, we are telling a story. We tell it through visuals, through content, and through the paths we lead our viewers on. When we can imagine a viewer […]

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Questions from a student

A student from a part term at PSU asked me a few questions about web design vs web development. I thought I’d share!Here’s my response to their questions: Hi Alanna!I hope you are doing well during all of this craziness!I am trying to pursue web design a bit more, and there is so much to […]

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Writing

Happy 90th Birthday Dad

Would you ever believe what. crazy world we live in now? It is truly a mad, mad, mad world. Having lived through the end of the depression and world war ii, the korean war, the civil rights movement, and so much more, you never told me how “normal” apocalyptic times would feel. They probably just […]

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