April 2014 archive

Apr 18

Weekend Reading: Here Comes Peter Cottontail Edition

By Erin E. Templeton This weekend marks the return of one of my favorite contests: The Washington Post’s annual Peeps Diorama contest. Here are the winners and finalists for 2014. Also sharing in the Peeps love, Slate asks, “What happens when you throw a Peep out an airlock?” This experiment builds …read more

Apr 11

Weekend Reading: When Pollen Attacks Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Friday ProfHackers! A disclaimer: I’m writing this week’s weekend reading through pollen-induced haze thanks to a triple whammy of tree pollen here in the Southeast that has sent allergen counts through the roof from Virginia through parts of Florida. Last …read more

Apr 07

Crowd-Sourcing Examinations

By Erin E. Templeton [Note: this post is adapted from part of a talk I recently gave to the NJEDge Annual Faculty Showcase.] It’s no secret that we at ProfHacker like GoogleDocs. Ryan Cordell has used Google Docs to run a peer-review writing workshop, and George Williams has previously written about …read more

Apr 04

Weekend Reading: April is the Cruelest Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Friday ProfHackers! Here’s to hoping that your April is off to a better start than T. S. Eliot’s. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, now might be the time to double-down on your allergy meds and any other preventative measures that you can find. According to the …read more