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A tenured professor asks: Are you scared of your students? (essay) - 36 views

    "Are You Scared of Your Students? A professor wonders whether the classroom has become an unsafe space for the faculty."
Ed Webb

Weblogg-ed » Stat O' the Day: Teachers Scared to Teach - 0 views

  • So where to start
    Where to start, indeed?
Shelly Locke

Scare in the Square: Tracking the Failed Times Square Bomber - The Learning Network Blog - - 11 views

    New York Times Newspaper's Learning Network. Lesson Plans for real problems relating to current events.
Roland Gesthuizen

Schools must alter 'bystander' strategy as bullies scare off onlookers | - 20 views

    "SCHOOLS are still using ineffective anti-bullying strategies and some aren't putting their policies into practice, experts warn, as the rate of bullying in Queensland playgrounds continues to climb. Experts say schools need to be more effective not work harder."
    Suggests that there is an important and passive role for bystanders.

5 Skills I'm Scared My Sons Won't Have | Erin Mantz - 124 views

    • mrsguanci
      EXTRA CREDIT: Read this article written by a parent about her sons technology usage and her fears of the skills they will not acquire.  In your own words, summarize the article in approximately one paragraph.  In another paragraph, explain whether or not you agree or disagree using textual support and your own experiences to back up your rationale.
Martin Burrett

Nian-Story of A Chinese Monster 年 - YouTube - 19 views

    A high production YouTube video of the Chinese New Year legend of Nian - the monster that returns each year unless it is scared away with fireworks and firecrackers. The CGI cartoon is in Mandarin with English subtitles.
Jeff Andersen

Attention, college shoppers. These schools are slashing their prices. - The Washington Post - 15 views

    As soaring tuition scares off many families, a growing number of private colleges have embraced a marketing tactic associated more with selling airline tickets or flat-screen televisions than higher education: a price cut. St. John's College slashed tuition from $52,734 in this school year to $35,000 in the next.
Bea Cantor

Survey: Teens 'sext' and post personal info | Larry Magid at Large - CNET News - 0 views

  • The summary points out that "Cyberbullying is widespread among today's teens, with over one-third having experienced it, engaged in it, or known of friends who have who have done either." But that one-third is cumulative of bullies, people who have been bullied and even people who know someone who's been bullied.
  • 20 percent of teens "say they have sent/posted nude or semi-nude pictures or video of themselves." But the data from the Cox survey showed that while 20 percent of teens "have engaged in sexting," that number, too, is cumulative. Only 9 percent "sent a sext," while 17 percent received one, and 3 percent forwarded a "sext."
  • it's important for parents to talk with their teens about appropriate use of the Internet. Don't scare them or shut down their use, but do remind them to mind their manners, think before they post, and seek help if someone is bullying or harassing them.
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  • the vast majority of teens (72 percent) have a social-networking profile, while 73 percent use cell phones and 91 percent have an e-mail address.
Steve Ransom

Teachers Under Fire for Internet Use - - 89 views

    Some teachers need to get a license in common sense!!!!
    Another story of the fringe minority of irresponsible web users. These are the kinds of "scare" stories that our mainstream media love to pick up an run with, making it look like technology is "dangerous" and has not place in education. this is perhaps and better opportunity to instruct learners on becoming more responsible about their "digital footprints."
Abir Qasem

A Perfect Storm in Undergraduate Education, Part 2 - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 56 views

shared by Abir Qasem on 09 Apr 11 - No Cached
  • Increasingly, students are buying an "experience" instead of earning an education, and, in the competition to attract customers, that's what's colleges are selling.
  • The common experience is that getting admitted is the most exhausting part. After that, the struggle mainly is financial. But at the major universities, most professors are too busy to care about individual students, and it is easy to become lost amid a sea of equally disenchanted undergraduates looking for some kind of purpose—and not finding it.
  • Academically Adrift ends on a depressing note: "A renewed commitment to improving undergraduate education is unlikely to occur without changes to the organizational cultures of colleges and universities." Institutions are inherently conservative; they do not change easily. Many leaps of faith are necessary, and the people involved—teachers, students, parents, administrators, lawmakers, and others—have so many fundamental disagreements about the purposes of higher education that it is hard to know where to begin the conversation. It's far easier to make cuts to an inherently broken system than to begin building something new.
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  • The student as consumer
  • Changing forms of literac
  • Declining academic engagement.
  • Alienation from professors
  • Expanding social and extracurricular commitments.
  • The escalating cost of education.
  • Students feeling disillusioned, bored, apathetic, scared, and trapped
  • Anxiety about future employment.

Buying Copyrights, Then Patrolling the Web for Infringement - - 55 views

  • “I was shocked,” Mr. Hill said. “I thought maybe it was a joke or something to scare me. I didn’t know the picture was copyrighted.”
    The article describes a company named Righthaven that purchases the rights to stories and images from newspapers. It then sues anyone who uses the material without copyright clearance. They seem to specialize in non-corporate infringers who are likely to settle before a trial. Bloggers beware!
Craig Campbell

The Siege of Academe - - Readability - 1 views

    • Craig Campbell
      Fear is a powerful motivator. Running scared.
  • Thiel fellowship.”
  • PR move
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  • the whole thing is a corrupt enterprise doomed to collapse in a spectacular, real-estate-market-circa-2008 fashion. The media lapped it up, and soon enough Thiel was featured in long New York and New Yorker profiles.
  • What Happened to the Future? We Wanted Flying Cars, Instead We Got 140 Characters.”
  • Investors have chased after clever short-term innovations and looked for quick profit, which is not only bad for the world but bad for most investors—since 1999, according to the manifesto, venture capital has lost money on average. Only the top 20 percent are any good.
  • There is a great deal of money and power at stake now. We may not know who and we may not know when, but someone is going to write the software that eats higher education.
  • most of the first adopters won’t be American students forgoing the opportunity to drink beer on weekends at State U. Instead, they’ll be students like Bali, among the hundreds of millions of people around the world with the talent and desire to learn but no State U to attend.
  • Political pressure will continue to grow for credits earned in low-cost MOOCs to be transferable to traditional colleges, cutting into the profit margins that colleges have traditionally enjoyed in providing large, lecture-based college courses.

Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg - 35 views

  • There are keynote speakers—often the people who created the technology at hand or crafted a given language. There are the regular speakers, often paid not at all or in airfare, who present some idea or technique or approach. Then there are the panels, where a group of people are lined up in a row and forced into some semblance of interaction while the audience checks its e-mail.
  • Fewer than a fifth of undergraduate degrees in computer science awarded in 2012 went to women, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology
  • The average programmer is moderately diligent, capable of basic mathematics, has a working knowledge of one or more programming languages, and can communicate what he or she is doing to management and his or her peers
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  • The true measure of a language isn’t how it uses semicolons; it’s the standard library of each language. A language is software for making software. The standard library is a set of premade software that you can reuse and reapply.
  • A coder needs to be able to quickly examine and identify which giant, complex library is the one that’s the most recently and actively updated and the best match for his or her current needs. A coder needs to be a good listener.
  • Code isn’t just obscure commands in a file. It requires you to have a map in your head, to know where the good libraries, the best documentation, and the most helpful message boards are located. If you don’t know where those things are, you will spend all of your time searching, instead of building cool new things.
  • Some tools are better for certain jobs.
  • C is a simple language, simple like a shotgun that can blow off your foot. It allows you to manage every last part of a computer—the memory, files, a hard drive—which is great if you’re meticulous and dangerous if you’re sloppy
  • Object-oriented programming is, at its essence, a filing system for code.
  • Where C tried to make it easier to do computer things, Smalltalk tried to make it easier to do human things.
  • Style and usage matter; sometimes programmers recommend Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style—that’s right, the one about the English language. Its focus on efficient usage resonates with programmers. The idiom of a language is part of its communal identity.
  • Coding is a culture of blurters.
  • Programmers carve out a sliver of cognitive territory for themselves and go to conferences, and yet they know their position is vulnerable.
  • Programmers are often angry because they’re often scared.
  • Programming is a task that rewards intense focus and can be done with a small group or even in isolation.
  • For a truly gifted programmer, writing code is a side effect of thought
  • As a class, programmers are easily bored, love novelty, and are obsessed with various forms of productivity enhancement.
  • “Most programming languages are partly a way of expressing things in terms of other things and partly a basic set of given things.”
  • Of course, while we were trying to build a bookstore, we actually built the death of bookstores—that seems to happen a lot in the business. You set out to do something cool and end up destroying lots of things that came before.
    A lengthy but worthy read for all non-programmers on code.
    Explains code
Mister Mailloux

A&P John Updike - 8 views

    • Mister Mailloux
      implies respect/ mocking repect - thinks she is hot, but scared to talk to her
  • it was bright green and the seams on the bra were still sharp and her belly was still pretty pale so I guessed she just got it (the suit)
  • (do you really think it's a mind in there or just a little buzz like a bee in a glassjar?)
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  • bread and were coming bac
  • if she'd been born at the right time they would have burned her over in Salem --
  • From the third slot I look straight up this aisle to the meat counter
  • The fat one
  • The sheep
  • the girls were walking against the usual traffic
  • You could see them, when Queenie's white shoulders dawned on them, kind of jerk, or hop, or hiccup, but their eyes snapped back to their own baskets and on they pushed.
  • A few house-slaves in pin curlers even looked aro
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