Friday Varia and Quick Hits
Some fun or at least interesting readings this Friday:
- An article on grades and student expectations in the New York Times. I’ll be very interested to see my colleagues have to say about this article. It’ just the kind of thing that gets folks excited and can generate some valuable conversation.
- And, our newest venture in the blogosphere: Teaching Thursday would be a great place for the University of North Dakota community to engage this topic.
- And keep an eye out here as well.
- Rangar Cline posted a thoughtful comment on my Teaching Thursday post from yesterday. Rangar should blog.
- A cool piece on modern middens which links the recent collision between two satellites and the rise of deadly trash with B. Ward-Perkins, The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization. It feels like people are using archaeology more recently to explore our world. The idea of space middens resonates a bit with a recent archaeological reading of foreclosures over at Archaeolog.
- I’ve received several hits from this site lately. It seems like a useful destination for interested archaeologists and museum types and I like the idea of Mash-ups in all forms.
- I can’t say enough about the content and links that Shawn Graham posts over at Electric Archaeologist.
- For those keeping track at home… Monday will be my 400th blog post. Bake a cake!
Have a good weekend!