browsing https://index.community/ which gives statistics on fediverse instances... for example % of insularity (posts mention people in the same instance) , and "neighbours" (based on mentions of users on other instances)
visiting profiles of the Open Educators in this list https://edtechfactotum.com/open-educators-on-mastodon/
the latest moodle podcast https://podcastindex.org/podcast/4255986 features Martin Dougiamas on the ideals which inform the Moodle project. "How do we empower teachers to improve the world?"
Watching the Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly. https://youtu.be/Z2WIVGl1qso which began with a minute of prayer or meditation
podcast about #moodle net a social platform for teachers to share digital #OER https://moodle.com/news/moodle-podcast-episode-3-moodlenet/
free online launch event for the Open World Learning book by PhDs in the OU's Institute of Educational Technology https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ouleverhulme-open-world-learning-knowledge-exchange-and-book-launch-tickets-249333291587
This new moon is for the #lunar hare - as seen from China and in Borges' "Manual de zoología fantástica" ... (reckoned to be the start of the year 4720)
An outline of the Delhi "happiness Curriculum" mentioned in the #learningplanet festival today
UK think-tank recommends a four-day week for schools:
28 1/2 - A beautiful drama-doc-opera set at the Youth Delphic Games in Samara.
some analogies for "zoom fatigue" like being in a lift, or having an assistant holding a mirror up, so you can see your own face all day long https://tmb.apaopen.org/pub/nonverbal-overload/release/2
metaphors that help model what teachers could do with online #OER in #moodlenet https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2022/01/06/oer-discovery/
New Moon - the start of a #lunar cycle is the optimal time for making resolutions.... solar years are too long to stay on track for.
I got a badge from the new #Moodle Academy today: https://eu.badgr.com/public/collections/69e0b119007e85c56bceb90900429589 "Introduction to Moodle Net"
this new moon is for #Hanukkah definitely the right day for a festival of light in SPb... Sunset this afternoon at 15:57, -16 celsius and my phone says "it feels like -24"
The evaded tax bill for just a handful of companies based in the UK would easily pay, I should think, for the cost of accepting a few thousand refugees fleeing their homeland.
Sadly, the problem is racism and xenophobia, not money or how much 'room' we have.