Higher education has become a powerful force for reinforcing advantage and passing it on through generations.
gjmueller:

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Plenty of plagiarism is intentional (though it’s hard to know how much cheating is really happening). Many of the matches Turnitin finds come from paper mills, cheat sites and its own paper database. And, as the technology improves, some students intent on cheating will find ways to outsmart it. But with the company adding 300,000 student papers a day, intentional plagiarism is riskier than ever.

gjmueller:

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Plenty of plagiarism is intentional (though it’s hard to know how much cheating is really happening). Many of the matches Turnitin finds come from paper mills, cheat sites and its own paper database. And, as the technology improves, some students intent on cheating will find ways to outsmart it. But with the company adding 300,000 student papers a day, intentional plagiarism is riskier than ever.

Uh oh

Meetings begin today. Work life is real again. Give me India back :)

Lee bontecou

Just saw a beautiful but small retrospective of her work at Princeton art museum. A gem if there ever was one.

All the laptops at the coffee shop…

girlwithalessonplan:

thegrownuplife:

are currently displaying lesson plans.

I kind of want to jump on a table and yell “GROUP MEETING!! Get into pairs, switch computers, and evaluate each other’s lesson plans. We’ll come back and reconvene as a group in TEN minutes!”

Unofficial P.D.?? No?? Anyone??

bahahahahahahh

Lol

What do they do when they're done?

msleahqueenhbic:

Every art teacher has to find a way to handle this. I can say “keep working” *angry glare* as much as I want, but there does come a point when a kid is (really) done.

I had a few options that I tried last year, but I really struggled with this. The secondary options need to be appealing, but also…

First week back

Stress already. 

New rule: Fridays at 5:30 — weekend begins. No work till Monday. (I guess that means I’ll have to get my planning done during the prior week.)

Fridays at 5:30 — close work email tab on the browser (vacation response?)

Me time. 

gjmueller:

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.

gjmueller:

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.

Student of the Month: "No matter what you're interested in, there's a way to tie tech into it"

codeorg:

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Djassi Julien

New York, NY

Djassi said it took a bit — okay a lot — of “gentle nudging” from his mom to get him to sacrifice a Saturday for some code thing. Totally new to computer science, Djassi dragged his feet to a “Design a Startup In a Day” workshop, organized by All-Star Code, a New York-based program that preps young men of color for bright futures in tech.

fer1972:

Insane in the Brain by Fabrice Wittner

someone just made his macbook pro and imac 2 times faster :)

la-noire-de:

prostheticknowledge:

Real-Time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping

Impressive proof-of-concept demonstration from OMOTE which accurately projects visuals onto a moving human face - video embedded below:

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THIS IS NEXT LEVEL LOOKS!

  • looking back at myself a year ago: how embarassing
  • looking back at myself a month ago: how embarassing
  • looking back at myself a week ago: how embarassing
  • looking back at myself yesterday: how embarassing
  • looking at myself right now: how embarassing
Once the words “computer” and “calculator” referred to people, those who performed mathematical operations. (While today computers are strongly associated with men and male engineering, more often than not, those people were women, as the cultural-studies scholar Anne Balsamo has pointed out. In the early 1970s, “computers,” machines, were sometimes marketed as “calculators.” By the end of that decade, the two terms would cease being synonymous. Imagine explaining to someone living in the 1940s that computers were handheld devices with nanometer-sized transistors inside, with which one could shop or play Flappy Bird while making a wireless telephone call. There’s no reason to believe we’re living through semantic changes that are any less profound. Words are a significant part of the drama of the social-media age.