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Oh No She Dinnit: Great Graphs — 22 Comments

  1. I teach elementary school technology and if I beat nothing into their heads it is that content matters more that appearance. They are NOT to change their font from Arial 14 until they have finished typing everything and saved the file. I feel like I should show them these graphs to help them understand. I insist on the same thing when they first starting using Keynote as well. They can pick the white or black templates and they can’t change any fonts or colors until they are done. Some of them have figured out they can actually get their work done faster if they just DO IT! Good luck to you.

  2. I teach elementary school technology and if I beat nothing into their heads it is that content matters more that appearance. They are NOT to change their font from Arial 14 until they have finished typing everything and saved the file. I feel like I should show them these graphs to help them understand. I insist on the same thing when they first starting using Keynote as well. They can pick the white or black templates and they can’t change any fonts or colors until they are done. Some of them have figured out they can actually get their work done faster if they just DO IT! Good luck to you.

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  5. You know, the benefit to teaching band was that I never had to grade papers. Have my eardrums bleed on a weekly basis, but never grade papers. I don’t think I could have handled the plagiarism.
    And I’ll have to check out GraphJam…that looks like fun! 😉

  6. You know, the benefit to teaching band was that I never had to grade papers. Have my eardrums bleed on a weekly basis, but never grade papers. I don’t think I could have handled the plagiarism.
    And I’ll have to check out GraphJam…that looks like fun! 😉

  7. I laughed so hard when I read that, because I just lived that nightmare. I wrote on one kid’s paper, “You should earn an F for this because all you did was cut and paste from online sources, and, worse, you used Wikipedia. But I will give you the opportunity to rewrite this to avoid a failing grade.” He came to me, horribly offended and outraged at the suggestion that he cheated. When I pointed out to him that the font changed not once, not twice, but FOUR FREAKING TIMES in the course of the essay AND he forgot to remove hyperlinks, he said, “I don’t know how that got there.” I told the little punk that he ought to get an F just for lack of creative lying.

  8. I laughed so hard when I read that, because I just lived that nightmare. I wrote on one kid’s paper, “You should earn an F for this because all you did was cut and paste from online sources, and, worse, you used Wikipedia. But I will give you the opportunity to rewrite this to avoid a failing grade.” He came to me, horribly offended and outraged at the suggestion that he cheated. When I pointed out to him that the font changed not once, not twice, but FOUR FREAKING TIMES in the course of the essay AND he forgot to remove hyperlinks, he said, “I don’t know how that got there.” I told the little punk that he ought to get an F just for lack of creative lying.

  9. Quite accurate! And the fonts fetish is so true~if my journalism kids spent more time researching and less time fussing with fonts, the world would be a much happier place! BTW, 2 things: Don’t forget today’s Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. AND, please come over to my place to vote for the Hubz, Mr. Fairway. Thanks!

  10. Quite accurate! And the fonts fetish is so true~if my journalism kids spent more time researching and less time fussing with fonts, the world would be a much happier place! BTW, 2 things: Don’t forget today’s Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. AND, please come over to my place to vote for the Hubz, Mr. Fairway. Thanks!

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