Sunday, November 16, 2014

An interesting way to present the data.
What Americans Think About Privacy
Pew Data Visualization and report – “The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways, our new report finds. Select one of the nine profiles below to see the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy. Their answers are real, but they have been assigned a pseudonym.”

What is this test supposed to measure? What could change as a result of testing?
Thousands of high school students skip Colorado state tests
… "Practically no teachers or students were involved in the passing of this legislation," Chaya Wurman, one of the organizers and a senior at Boulder's Fairview High School, said in a video statement.
"We're being tested on things that we have never learned before, or haven't learned in years," she said, adding that many students believe they would not do well on the tests.

For my Math students who score less that 31% – you can always become a lawyer.
25 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Hate Math
… O*NET ranks how important "using mathematics to solve problems" is in any job, assigning each a "math importance level" between 1 and 100. Math-centric positions, such as mathematicians and statisticians, rank between 90 and 100 on the spectrum, while jobs such as massage therapists and actors are under 10.
Here are the highest-paying positions with a math importance level of 31 or less.

For my next Statistics class.
… it is now really easy to use Desmos for Regression. The video shows how simple it it to use.

Soon, everyone will have one of those Dick Tracy watches.
Skype for Web: Make Video and Voice Calls from Your Browser
Skype announced today (Nov. 14) that it will be rolling out Skype for Web (Beta), a new way to use the Skype via Web browser. With Skype for Web, the company aims to make Skype more convenient to use, wherever you are, by letting you use the service directly from your Web browser.
To use Skype for Web, simply log in at to begin chatting and making video and voice calls. There's no need to download and install the Skype app, or you can skip the hassle of opening and logging into your existing one.

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