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MuEd scholars have long acknowledged that K-12 MuEd calls for a different ed. philosophy than HE MuEd. These two ed. contexts have wildly different goals, and so MuEd scholars had a whole movement around the question: "why should we teach music to kids?"

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This makes a lot of sense for historical reasons (K-12 CSEd is a lot younger than HE CSed; K-12 MuEd is a lot more widespread than HE MuEd). There's also an educational philosophy thing here that's also very interesting to me.

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Something I've noticed about CS ed that's different from music ed is that in MuEd, most researchers couch their inquiries in K-12 spaces (and many researchers have been K-12 educators at one point or another). In CSEd, the body of research is really biased toward higher ed.

What would it mean to practice anti-corporate, anti-capitalist coding education? What do we need to do as a teaching and learning community to start building it?

It's much better to think of how everyone's field contributes to our communal good, and seek out ways to dismantle those mononarratives about what sorts of things are worth knowing

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No one should try to put their field at the center of society to justify it's existence.

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Everyone is right about their field; there's a lot of great stuff out there! I don't begrudge anyone their particular orientation to the world. I do think, however, that letting computing folks claim some kind of universality might do a lot of systemic harm

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*Proceedings of the annual beekeepers academic conference*

"It's very important that people learn beekeeping; not everyone will be a beekeeper, but the skills and knowledge are valuable in every field".

(Apologies to beekeepers, you all are great)

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Something that continues to bug me in computing ed spaces is how people tend to situate some programming skills as universal "problem solving" skills that always transfer outside of computing. That assumption is deeply suspect!

Been illicitly consuming lots of GBA games lately and I gotta say they (particularly the 2D sprite-based ones) are my sweet spot.

Also fully aware this is an absurd nostalgia symptom but it is what it is.

Broke: modular synths are best b/c they more flexible and open to experimentation than other tools

Woke: modular synths are neutral and there are lots of ways to do things that are all equally fine

Bespoke: modular is best because the whole thing is in one box

It's... disappointing to see people unsuccessfully calibrate their level of reaction to bad behavior in a misguided attempt to set those standards. By next week, no one will be able to find your posts and we will start over from the beginning.

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Lots of ink has been spilled in TTRPG land this weekend, and I hesitate to even reflect on it at all. But I really feel like if the community wants to set and enforce standards, it helps everyone to codify those standards (a thing which is impossible on the bird site).

I have been working on a little thing for a couple of weekends, and it's now usable so I thought I'd share it a little. This is BAD EGGS, a baddies-generator for my home tabletop game. It's made with the excellent . Get it here: gourmeleegames.itch.io/bad-egg t.co/Lorrrr9s3T

If I hear one more 6-12 coding teacher talk about teaching kids to write "efficient" code instead of *expressive* code I'm going to scream

I'm visiting @etobias_musiced@twitter.com's music education class at ASU in a couple of weeks to talk about personalized learning, student-led curriculum design, etc. I've collected my thoughts here: jonstapleton.github.io/2022/02

Drop a reply if you know about anything interesting I should share!

Being a GM isn't hard, or it at least isn't hard in the way the internet thinks it is. It's sort of like learning to play an instrument--the things you think are hard are actually fine, and the hardest thing is just to play very quietly

Being a GM isn't hard, or it at least isn't hard in the way the internet thinks it is. It's sort of like leaning to play an instrument--the things you think are hard are actually fine, and the hardest thing is just to play very quietly

Currently in a war of attrition with my writing for work, feels every word is extracting a price in blood

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