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Issue #339


As I was commenting the other day, one of the reasons why British people talk about the weather so much is that you literally never quite know what to wear when you leave the house. This week has been just another case in point: ostensibly sunny, but with that little chill in the air that admonishes you for even thinking about wearing a short-sleeve shirt before the end of May.

I looked into installing solar panels on the roof of my home office and/or our house this week. Depressingly, the combination of the amount of sunlight required, and the UK government's ending of feed-in tariff incentives means it's pretty pointless. Ah well.

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Here's the posts that were unlocked this week:
Off grid homes

Friday finds

A roundup of interesting links!

Empty classroom

The school system is a modern phenomenon, as is the childhood it produces

We need to think beyond the classroom if we're going to equip the next generation for the world of tomorrow.


Form is the possibility of structure

Some thoughts on creating spaces for people, not cars, within cities.

Scooter and bike

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving

Micromobility is going to change the way we get around the place.

The mind

That which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate

An untranslatable Finnish word, music and teen internet culture, as well as whether life does indeed get better once you turn forty.

Until next week,
PS Read what I've been up to this week in Weeknote 21/2019
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Doug Belshaw
Dr. Doug Belshaw is an Open Educational Thinkerer, currently working with Moodle and We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.

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