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Geoguessr – Everett – 11-18-14

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Played my first game of Geoguessr with the Sterling boys this morning.  I think we did pretty well, except we got thrown a curveball when it gave us TWO Brazil locations in a row.  Got the first one.  Second one we misfired into Mexico.  Next time, Google.

How do we differentiate between Scandinavian countries? HOW? Denmark got our guess this time.  Thought I saw the word welcome in Deutsch on a sign, so that’s why we guessed the Danes.

Overall, I think this was a pretty successful round.  Next time I will listen to you, Ethan, and drop the pin on Jamaica.  Why not?


Mapping Indigenous America

After coming into contact with a few people who can lay claim to direct lineage stepping back generations preceding european contact, I realized how little I knew about the first nation peoples of America.

I thought that getting to know something of the distribution of peoples and cultures on this land prior to european settlement would help me understand that pre-existing diversity much better.  So I decided to google image some maps.

Just cycling through the varieties of maps was problematic.  There are maps which over simplify; maps which are so complex that they become incoherent; maps that aren’t maps at all… instead of passing judgement or commenting further, I’m just going to put the images up in a gallery for the benefit of others (and my own future reference).


Everett ALC – Day 11

 a fantastic day where i woke up a little late, had my breakfast made for me, continued to wear my pajamas (the entire day) and still came out the other side feeling like a busy worker bee of the creative fantasy factory known as agile learning.
  1. If this day were a movie, what would the plot be?
  2. List five words that speak to your experience of the day.

I’m really enjoying the challenge of creating new ways to keep these posts interesting as I write them.  This one came from Tommy I think.

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Everett ALC – Day 10

I had a bit of difficulty today with working through my own daily kanban/intentions.  i’m feeling a frustrated with the snowballing nature of group members failing on group tasks/commitments/chores.  feeling humbled by the experience of visiting the tULAlip Museum.
  1. What was the best idea of the day?

  2. Top 5 things that you are appreciative of.

The best idea of the day was suggested by Sweetwater yesterday, which was to go and visit the Museum in Everett.  Actually Jeff suggested it again this morning during our intention setting and many people had said they were keen on the museum trip.  Sadly when the time came to head off, only 4 of us held to that intention.

I am so glad that we went and did that, despite having plenty of other things that we all wanted to do or get into today.  I became aware of how little I truly understood in a deep way, just by engaging with the intention to go!  This was most comically reflected in how we organized around this activity: once those of us who were going finally got into the car, none of us knew the name of the place we were going to! We quickly got clarification on this, but it was telling.

Once we got to the museum and paid for entry, we went through to the long house video introduction to the museum.  The experience was wonderful because it gave flesh and depth to the time we had spent with Sweetwater.

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