Academic Dishonesty in Computer Science
An interesting article from Network World explores that while computer science enrollment is rising, also trending upwards is cheating. One reason for the increase is that automated tools are now being employed to find cheating: “The truth is that on every campus, a large proportion of the reported cases of academic dishonesty come from introductory computer science courses, and the reason...
What is Formspring.me?
Ask anything and be asked anything at Formspring.me…which sounds like a great way to bond with friends. Exploring the site more will show you a darker side to its usage…bullying and sexual harassment. Danah Boyd explores questions surrouding the use of formspring.me that may cause you to pause before signing up for an account… So here’s my hypothesis…Teen girls engaged in...
Personal Finance: Buy or Rent in Milwaukee?
A topic you’ve covered in Business with Mrs. Voigt is finding out how long you need to stay in your home to make buying better than renting your shelter. Milwaukee’s Projected 2010 Tax Rate 2.6% A 30 year $200,000 mortgage at 6.250% (monthly payment $1231) Down payment of 20% ($40,000) Using a this neat NYT interactive graphic, and using the above numbers, 7 years of renting is...
Crackerjack Junction: Star Wars Nerds
Celebrate the love!
Embed a discussion board anywhere just like you would a youtube video. Using Talki, your members don’t have to register to get in on the conversation.
Forged in the Fires of Mordor
There are some a-m-a-z-i-n-g pictures of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Looking more like Middle-earth’s Mount Doom than an earthly location, check out Boston.com’s The Big Picture set of images. Image: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson MTG Updated 22Apr10
Your Twits In the Library of Congress
That’s right, I said “twit”. If they wanted it to be “tweet” they should have named it tweeter.com! The Library of Congress twitted that the library is acquiring the entire Twitter archive…going back to March 2006. For now there are more questions than answers with regards to this Library of Congress Twitter news. Will the archive include friend/follower...
Easy Windows Fixes with FixWin
FixWin is a free tool that can help repair common annoyances in Windows Vista and Windows 7. The program is smart enough to know which version of Windows you have and give you the right fix. Make sure you create a system restore point before you use it. It’s always a good idea to have a backup in case something happens. Then, find the category of problem that you’re having on the...
Create Mind Maps with Bubbl.us
Create great looking mind maps without having to learn complicated software using bubbl.us. Add sibling nodes by using TAB and children nodes using CTRL+ENTER. Move things around, change colors and fonts, and save or share your maps with others! Photo: dusan.writer
Mother & Daughter Advice on College Visits
NYT Education section has a good article for students (and parents) that are thinking about college tours. The mother/daughter team recomends: Take the guided tour (but not during Spring Break) Check out the student center/union to get a campus vibe Read the bulletin boards Talk to studentsRead more about Caren & Nicole’s experience in Advice From Mother and Daughter on Visiting...
April Fool's Across the Interwebs