September 2016 archive

You rock

I had a student who wrote some notes on their recent exam that expressed frustration and embarrassment over some problems. I haven’t returned the exams yet (it’s a once-a-week class), but I sketched in their exam and left positive notes. I scanned the exam for this student and sent it to them, and let them …

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Video Lectures

A screenshot of a video being rendered

When I was a student, it was aggravating to no end, just knowing that I heard my professor say something in class, but not having it in my notes and not remembering what exactly it was. I know I’ve dealt with being confused on a math topic and pouring through the book and examples and …

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Programming Poems

Was just playing around with words to try to think of ways to get students to remember that they need == when comparing two values. To compare if two values are equal, Your equal sign needs a sequel. (==)   I posted it on FB, and was given the response “===” so then I wrote: …

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Feedback during the 3rd week of my C++ class

Dang! It is always nice to get good feedback like this. This was in one of the mini-essays I assigned in my C++ class (reading about & discussing problem solving techniques), so I wasn’t expecting it! “Coming into the class I was very nervous. My friend who has taken this course before by other unnamed …

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Gradschool!

I got accepted to KU for their Masters in Computer Science program!