Monthly Archives: May 2007

Scheduling — okay, not so blah

The other day I described the frustrating task of scheduling. Yesterday, "Day 2" of doing things by hand, went much better than expected. I mentioned that we got the 1’s through 5’s done on Thursday, so we started Friday with … Continue reading

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Scheduling … blah!

Okay, so I haven’t written anything in a week or so. I’ve been doing scheduling.   I teach Computer Science at a private high school. Last year, the person who’s handled the task of creating the schedule for the 900 … Continue reading

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XNA in the Classroom, Part 2

Since Friday’s discovery that the school’s PCs, with their generic video cards, lack the horsepower to support XNA applications, we’ve been approaching the end-of-year projects on a number of fronts: Some students started searching for cheap and acceptable video cards. … Continue reading

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XNA in the Classroom – Part 1

The APCS class started in XNA today. We didn’t get very far, but the enthusiasm level was palpable. Class was only 35 minutes today (an early-release day, since tonight is the Senior Prom!), so there wasn’t much opportunity to do … Continue reading

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XNA, anyone?

Has anyone in the audience tried the XNA toolkit? As I previously mentioned, I will be challenging my APCS students (now that the exam is done, and they’ve got a few weeks before finals / graduation) to explore the XNA … Continue reading

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Another AP Exam is over

Yesterday my class took their APCS exam. (Yeah, I suppose I should have written this yesterday …)   By the rules of the game, I’m not allowed to ask them what they thought about it until tomorrow at 11:00am, so … Continue reading

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Sarcastic Optimism

You know what the best part about the (literally) hundreds of blog posts by the "Costa Rican land for sale" webbot is? It keeps the hundreds of posts from Chinese manufacturing, on-line pharmacy, flea-biter, religious zealot, etc. from being seen. … Continue reading

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