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My Baynes Sound Shellfish Map is Growing

Yeah! This week I figured out how to get the map coordinates from a photo sent from a smart phone, and it began with a Google search of course. This will be important if the map I build doesn’t allow public input and all viewer photo submissions must pass through me or the website manager.…
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From Underwater Cables to Undersea Current Power

​This story on The Weather Network surprised and amazed me. Apparently Microsoft and Facebook have teamed put a cable under the Atlantic Ocean from the US to Spain to deliver high speed internet access to Europe. And Google did the same thing under the Pacific Ocean in 2014 in association with some Asian companies.…
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What Is Natural Law Theory?

In attempting to garner an understanding of the nature of law, very early lawful philosophers and also academics formulated some things has become referred to as the natural law theory, and also has actually ended up being an actual cornerstone of the development of modern-day legal thinking.…
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From Lurker, to Follower, to Leader: Mozilla All Hands in London Goals

The “Mozillian Lurker”

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Photo by https://www.flickr.com/photos/felixhuth/

Sitting next to Sunny Lee and Carla Casilli on on school bus exploring Vancouver during the the “Open Education” Conference in 2012, I discovered that I was already a Mozillian. Although on the fringes of the community, I learned about open badges and realized, that’s what I am doing already!  …

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Animal Control Failures

In America today, there are states that are actively pressing animal owners to be managed by law. States such as The golden state are establishing legislations where pet dog proprietors are required to make sterile or neuter their family pets. This is something that numerous are discussing as the solution to the pet over population troubles.…
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Everything Schools Discussion Boards on Pedagogy

Facebook Schools MOOCs on Engagement.”  That’s a provocative title.  It’s also beyond hollow.

The research at the heart of this EdSurge buzz, coming out of Penn State, looked at three Coursera MOOCs and their supplemental faculty-run Facebook pages.  …

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The case of a semi-open-access academic journal

I began reading Dana Boyd’s article “open-access is the future: boycott locked-down academic journals” with skepticism because I couldn’t imagine how a journal could be published freely considering the cost of editing and printing. I knew most of the reviewing was carried out voluntarily by people working in or retired from the field but I hadn’t realized that so much of the editing was also done by volunteers.…
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Poverty data for each Illinois Political District – just released


A few years ago the Heartland Alliance provided poverty data for community areas of Chicago, which enabled me to create maps showing this information, which I have shared in this pdf presentation.

Today they released a new set of data, showing poverty levels for every Illinois House and Senate district in Illinois.
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