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4 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Not that again.  Honestly, I'm amazed any of you kids remember how to do math in this remote-(so-called)-learning, school-at-home era.

Definitely some people were doing remote sleeping in their chair when we did it remotely. Luckily my high school is back in person for a few days a week. 

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16 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Definitely some people were doing remote sleeping in their chair when we did it remotely. Luckily my high school is back in person for a few days a week. 

Back when IT certification classes were conducted in person, there'd always be that one guy who wasn't interested in the class at all.  He'd arrive late, sit at the back, surf the web or play with his phone, leave early for and arrive late from lunch, etc.  Rarely touched the training systems and never did the in-class labs.  He was there only because his employer had a requirement that each employee take several hours of professional training annually.  Those people were referred to as being on an 'In Class Vacation'.  

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29 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Not that again.  Honestly, I'm amazed any of you kids remember how to do math in this remote-(so-called)-learning, school-at-home era.

It's funny how since goof-off-at-home was implemented, graduation rates are up 20%. At least that's what some of the worst schools are telling us.

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What’s funny about that is I’m currently in an ecology class that’s all online and we had a lab project about granivorous bird foraging.

We had to measure out bird seed and place them in high predation and low predation zones and watch birds for about a month. We had to count the amount of vigilant acts, time spent at feeder, and amount of food left after 60mins (GUD)... Also a few other behaviours but my group only chose to analyze those 3.

Turns out birds significantly have more vigilant acts in higher predation zones (duh) than lower predation zones, but our error bars overlapped with GUD and time spent so there was no significant difference between the predation zones in that regard. Even though more time was spent at LP zones and more food was left at HP zones. 
Though I know for damn sure my surplus of magpies were skewing the data. 
We actually just presented that a few days ago over zoom. Got a 93 😎

Super weird though doing something I’d normally be doing for fun and having it contribute to my degree 

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4 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

Aww nuts. Algebra looks soo hard. :classic_dry:

How does it function in your school, do you take pre-algebra in 8th grade or Algebra I. Nonetheless, Algebra I is nothing to worry about, it's not that hard. What can be annoying, which would come after that, is geometry, and writing 40+ step proofs, but the thing is, those aren't too difficult, they are just time-consuming.Algebra is just simple math once you learn how to do formulas, and how to manipulate the variables.

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13 hours ago, Aaron said:

What’s funny about that is I’m currently in an ecology class that’s all online and we had a lab project about granivorous bird foraging.

We had to measure out bird seed and place them in high predation and low predation zones and watch birds for about a month. We had to count the amount of vigilant acts, time spent at feeder, and amount of food left after 60mins (GUD)... Also a few other behaviours but my group only chose to analyze those 3.

Turns out birds significantly have more vigilant acts in higher predation zones (duh) than lower predation zones, but our error bars overlapped with GUD and time spent so there was no significant difference between the predation zones in that regard. Even though more time was spent at LP zones and more food was left at HP zones. 
Though I know for damn sure my surplus of magpies were skewing the data. 
We actually just presented that a few days ago over zoom. Got a 93 😎

Super weird though doing something I’d normally be doing for fun and having it contribute to my degree 

I remember regular letter grading.

“Sigh”

those were the days... now I’m stuck with proficiency based grading that changes how prevalent each score you get is every couple of months. 

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17 hours ago, Aaron said:

Super weird though doing something I’d normally be doing for fun and having it contribute to my degree 

I was able to do that when I was required to take a Computer Apps class in the '90s.  Fortunately, I knew the instructor professionally.  He exempted me from all but the first and last classes.  The first class, he handed out the requirements for the project that was something like 85% of the final grade.  It required creating various percentages of content from MS Office apps and the Internet, with a specified number of hours in each app.  When I asked if time spend documenting the hours in Excel counted as part of the Excel content, he told me to game the system however I could. 🙂 I knocked it out over the Thanksgiving weekend and turned it in on the last day.  I got an 85 / B, with no points for pop quizzes or class participation.  You can image how heartbroken I was 😉 

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4 hours ago, Avery said:

I remember regular letter grading.

“Sigh”

those were the days... now I’m stuck with proficiency based grading that changes how prevalent each score you get is every couple of months. 

When I was in high school they changed the typical lettering grades so that 

A—-> E (exemplary)

B—> C (competent)

C—> A (adequate)

D—> B (basic)

Made absolutely no sense. Except maybe it made students more likely to get straight A’s. Don’t know what is wrong with the basic letter grades and a percentage...

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18 minutes ago, Aaron said:

When I was in high school they changed the typical lettering grades so that 

A—-> E (exemplary)

B—> C (competent)

C—> A (adequate)

D—> B (basic)

Made absolutely no sense. Except maybe it made students more likely to get straight A’s. Don’t know what is wrong with the basic letter grades and a percentage...

"What do you mean you got an E!"

"Mom, I got an A!"

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