Posts Tagged: school

Why does classmates.com advertise on Facebook?

I have been spending far too much time on Facebook lately, so I couldn’t help but notice the vertical banner ads for classmates.com that appear on the site. And I can’t figure out why they bother. I mean, I signed up for classmates.com probably six years ago, and never visited the site again. Well until… Reads more »

My final school year begins

I started what had better be my final year of University yesterday. Three classes on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and one on Tuesday/Thursday. In every single one, the first class was just a review of the course outline and nothing else. In a way that was good, because we got to leave early, but in a way it… Reads more »

Red Deer Trip Recap

My trip yesterday to Red Deer with Tom went very well! He is all registered now and ready to start classes in September. My many years of registering for classes and creating timetables came in handy as Tom was one of the first to be done registering. The only thing left to do now is… Reads more »

Gates on High School Education

Many of my friends are in, or have graduated from, the Faculty of Education. I guess that means that whether or not they become teachers, they have some interest in education, and indeed a vested interest in seeing education move forward. Yet I have often said that I don’t think the way we do things… Reads more »

Differences in CAB

So far this year I had been avoiding CAB (Central Academic Building) on campus like the plague. Today though, I decided to check it out. I have a lab Tuesdays at 2 PM, so I have a little time to kill between classes. Every other day I can just go to the office. Anyway, as… Reads more »

Back to School: Part 2

Today was my last “first class” for this semester. I had CMPUT 410 this morning, which is “Web Based Information Systems”. Here’s the description and objectives from the CS site: Overview of Web technologies and applications. This course is project based and addresses issues such as web-based applications and databases design and implementation, XML data… Reads more »

Back to School

As the years have gone by, I have found that I look forward to the first day of school less and less. This year was no different, as I almost didn’t go back. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but feel a little excited this morning as I made my way to my first class. The usual… Reads more »

Changes at Light Speed

Life is funny sometimes. One day, you’re just working away and things are pretty much status quo. The next day, you’re registered for school and your brother arrives in Edmonton! At least, that’s what happened to me in the last two days. It wasn’t too long ago that I was still unsure of whether or… Reads more »

Helping Kim Move

Haven’t been around much the last couple days as I’ve been busy helping Kimmi move into residence at Grant MacEwan. It’s funny how you don’t realize just how much effort it takes, and just how much stuff you actually have. I don’t think I have ever owned as many clothes as Kim does right now!… Reads more »

Trading textbooks for laptops

In case you missed it, we’re in the year 2005 now, and I don’t know about you but I expected far more schools to have laptops by now: An Arizona high school is set to become one of the first ebook-only schools, as it preps to hand out laptops to 350 students this fall. The… Reads more »