Week 14 – “The Art of Programming”

November 26th, 2012

Scratch is an amazing program. I think it’s great for kids and adults attempting to learn the basics of programming. It was very easy to use and understand. It is fun to play around and create your own story or game. It is a little frustrating sometimes because I often had these large ideas that […]

Week 12 “Data Mining and Text Mining”

November 8th, 2012

Data Mining has made my college years so much easier. When I read the following passage I admit that had been nightmare from a young age, “Borges’s nightmare, of course, is a cursed vision of the research methods of disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy, where the careful reading of books, one after the […]

Week 11

November 5th, 2012

I thought Edward Tufte’s “PowerPoint is Evil” was very interesting however I don’t necessarily agree with all points. I do agree that PowerPoint puts presentation of content. Many of the most visually appealing PowerPoints often lack in content and information.  Being that society and education is becoming increasingly intertwined with technology children are being taught […]