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A lot of good teaching goes on at dailyKos.  But a lot of it doesn't get read by everyone who wants to read it, because diaries scroll by so fast.
This series is about diaries that teach and about things you want to learn.  Could be any subject - an academic subject, a skill, a hobby, almost anything - but not diaries that simply inform, or it would include all of daily kos.  

What I do is, each week, search for the tags 'teaching' and 'learning' and for diarists whom I know write diaries that teach.  Then I'll post the list, with perhaps some brief comment, and open the floor to people who want to learn something specific.

You can help me by tagging diaries with 'teaching' or 'learning' when you see diaries that merit those tags, by reminding me of what I've missed, by recommending this diary, and by commenting.

For a list of some series and diarists that might appeal, see my diary What are you teaching/learning? and the comments to it

Here we go (in alphabetical order, by diarist

annetteboardman has a quiz about Islamic stuff if you get them all right, you know a lot more than I do!

boran2 has another Saturday painting palooza, continuing a project he's been discussing.

claude lists tools first time homeowners should have in the latest Home Repair diary

demandcaring has an action diary that certainly teaches us things we can do to help with climate change

el cabrero discusses how inequalities are hardening

ek hornbeck continues his series for new users (although I always learn stuff) this time focusing on emotional honesty

Frankennoid continues the Saturday morning gardening series, discussing why her front yard and back yard seem to be in different climate zones.

gjohnsit tells us about the first march on Washington, which I, for one, knew nothing about.

gmoke tells us some ways we can help fight climate change

gmoke also has an interesting diary on pre WW 1 energy independence

One of the joys of doing this series is I find diaries I wouldn't have, otherwise.  One such is gmokes, truly amazing Unknown Auschwitz Satyagraha.  Go read it.  This diary will be here when you get back.  

jforman talks about cancer and dichloroacetate
which got a lot of press in New Scientist.

kate peterson continued the What's for Dinner? series, this time with a diary about emerency potluck dinners (those of you who always have everything planned needn't read one in that group?  :-))

Mark H talks about stupid octopus tricks in the latest in the Marine Life series

Yours truly, plf515 talked about cluster analysis and how it can help us understand the US Senate, in another of my Stats 101 diaries

I also wrote about which party has the bigger tent in the US Senate

My highest impact diary ever was also related to teaching, this one about the best energy source you haven't heard of.  Lots of really good comments, too.

shirah continued her series on intelligent life, this time talking about a variety of animals

techno talks about energy efficiency with lots of important details

But that's just part one!
I'd also like to know what you'd like to learn.  Probably someone here can help you learn it

Originally posted to plf515 on Sat Feb 10, 2007 at 07:18 AM PST.


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