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#11
General Discussion / Re: 2024 Elections Thread
Last post by jimbogumbo - Today at 12:16:06 PM
J.D. Vance is the VP pick.
#12
Teaching / Re: Topic: Bang Your Head on Y...
Last post by the_geneticist - Today at 11:05:21 AM
Students, you have had a MONTH to bring in a [basketweaving supply] for your project. 
Stopping by the day it's due to ask if you could bring in [clay pot things] instead is not a good look.
#13
Teaching / Re: The Alternate Universes of...
Last post by apl68 - Today at 10:38:08 AM
Quote from: spork on Today at 07:35:42 AMWith AI, the situation has rapidly worsened. I would like to design assignments that require better writing from students, even if they use AI, but they see AI as a way to circumvent writing altogether rather than as a tool that might help them improve.

I can't help thinking that AI applications in general are creating this sort of mentality, not just in writing.  I've said before that the more AI we see, the less the real article seems in evidence.
#14
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by Langue_doc - Today at 08:50:43 AM
Good morning!

Pangram and above genius. Made it to QB yesterday with a wild stab at toonie.

Happy solving!
#15
General Discussion / Re: 2024 Elections Thread
Last post by spork - Today at 08:28:22 AM
Quote from: apl68 on Today at 07:21:53 AMI can't help thinking about Revelation 13:3-5.  Although it still seems rather early, and there are several ways to interpret the symbolism there.

Thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

Jeremiah 51:13
#16
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by ab_grp - Today at 08:01:16 AM
Good morning!

Somewhere past genius again with pangram.  Yesterday husband got to QBABH with final word toonie just in time before I opened bee buddy.  I was missing that, into, conceit.

No luck on LB again.  Congrats on your solutions!

Happy solving!
#17
Teaching / Re: The Alternate Universes of...
Last post by spork - Today at 07:35:42 AM
Quote from: Larimar on Today at 04:29:17 AMAI is one of the biggest reasons why I'm transitioning from teaching first year comp to tutoring writing for "learning support services" at OnlyGameInTown CC. Maybe I'm turning into a cranky old lady, but I just can't stomach the incomprehension I see that not doing their own work is cheating, and the devaluing of writing as a skill and an art due to knowing that it's something a computer can do for them. Writing is now seen as a useless, needless chore instead of the wonderful means of learning and expression that I have experienced it as all my life. Trying to convince them hasn't worked. I'm burned out on that. Working with them one on one as a tutor is different. Because it's specifically about their work, they see it as relevant, and they pay attention.


I'm getting closer to the burnout point myself. My wife, who has a PhD in rhetoric and composition, taught me the phrase "sloppy writing indicates sloppy thinking." With the decline in K-12 outcomes and the lowering of my employer's admissions standards, I find myself increasingly unable to persuade undergraduate students that writing is a valuable skill because it trains them how to think better.

With AI, the situation has rapidly worsened. I would like to design assignments that require better writing from students, even if they use AI, but they see AI as a way to circumvent writing altogether rather than as a tool that might help them improve.
#18
General Discussion / Re: 2024 Elections Thread
Last post by apl68 - Today at 07:21:53 AM
I can't help thinking about Revelation 13:3-5.  Although it still seems rather early, and there are several ways to interpret the symbolism there.
#19
General Discussion / Re: What's your weather?
Last post by apl68 - Today at 07:08:09 AM
Heat index of up to 107 degrees expected today, and higher still tomorrow.  Looks like a weather front is supposed to bring relief later in the week.  It felt awfully hot out even early this morning.
#20
General Discussion / Re: 2024 Elections Thread
Last post by ciao_yall - Today at 06:47:50 AM
Quote from: evil_physics_witchcraft on July 14, 2024, 05:01:42 PM
Quote from: spork on July 14, 2024, 03:36:42 PM
Quote from: jimbogumbo on July 14, 2024, 12:51:14 PMRubio issued a statement that said God saved him.

Of course. Trump is more important to God than Jesus, as pointed out by Reza Aslan six years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS7pnPlQLcY&ab_channel=BigThink.

I'm trying to decide whether we're now Germany in 1932 or Germany in 1933.

Accurate. Probably '32.

So, in 1932, to what historical period were Germans, horrified while watching Hitler's rise to power, comparing themselves?