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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11780 on: May 15, 2020, 09:25:58 am »
yes, exactly. however, i will say the kids clearly don't give a shit about this, either. i mean, one of my co-workers said he realised have his class were playing minecraft together during his live class. one of my classes collectively decided their webcams suddenly didn't work. oh, and their mics. i was basically talking to myself for the whole class. so i do feel it's a waste of time too, for the most part - especially as i put so much work into making these videos, and half the class doesn't even bother to watch them...

it's quite clear that online teaching will never replace real teaching, despite what fruitloops might say!

My co-teacher showed me something on her EBS admin site as a home room teacher, which shows that she can see which students are 'cheating' and she dreads looking at it, and to see who is doing it.  When a student watches a video, there is a marker for their 'participation', so if there are 5 English classes in a week then she can check that there is a 5/5 participation for that week from that student.  But some students turn on and log in with their computer, and a laptop and on their phone and watch three different classes. So they're essentially attending three classes.  The system call tell these multiple log ins and 'attendances'.  LOL!

I brought a tin of pineapple to put on the pizza, just to show my appreciation!

Is that why you're posting this in the 'Venting section'.  Are you going to open the tin first?  Will you strain the juice off before putting the pineapple on?  Will you just throw the tin out of the window?  By 2pm, will you be unbuckling your belt one notch? Has your eating schedule for the whole day gone?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11781 on: May 15, 2020, 09:38:45 am »
My co-teacher showed me something on her EBS admin site as a home room teacher, which shows that she can see which students are 'cheating' and she dreads looking at it, and to see who is doing it.  When a student watches a video, there is a marker for their 'participation', so if there are 5 English classes in a week then she can check that there is a 5/5 participation for that week from that student.  But some students turn on and log in with their computer, and a laptop and on their phone and watch three different classes. So they're essentially attending three classes.  The system call tell these multiple log ins and 'attendances'.  LOL!

Man, I check attendance/participation based on who fills out the Google Form I do with every lesson (usually just multiple choice questions), and it's entirely possible to fill it out randomly and quickly, and STILL participation rates are falling. You don't need to sign up for anything, you technically don't even need to watch the video, you just need to click the link and choose a couple answers.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11782 on: May 15, 2020, 09:43:12 am »
this doesn't sound like safe, social distancing to me. police!!!!
Don't worry. We'll all keep our masks on while eating.

Is that why you're posting this in the 'Venting section'.  Are you going to open the tin first?  Will you strain the juice off before putting the pineapple on?  Will you just throw the tin out of the window?  By 2pm, will you be unbuckling your belt one notch? Has your eating schedule for the whole day gone?
No. I'm posting it on the Vent/Rant thread as a favour to y'all: give folk something to complain about just in case they've nothing else to inspire them.

I'm considering it. I forgot to bring  a hacksaw, so slicing the can into equal portions is out.  :-[

No, no strainer either. I figure I'll just, you know give each chunk a good squeeze first before placing them on the pizza.

No of course not. That would be irresponsible. I might hit somebody! I'll just hide it in a student desk somewhere. Not in my classroom, obviously: wouldn't want some poor kid to disturb my class by cutting themselves on the sharp edges and passing out mid-lesson!

No. I'm not wearing a belt. And the one I own is one of those awesome ratcheting ones. No notches, no fuss!

Eating schedules? Meh. I normally skip breakfast and lunch so this'll be a bit unusual, but it's no biggie. Might just eat less dinner? Or run an extra km tomorrow?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11783 on: May 15, 2020, 09:43:55 am »
I'm at one of my elementary schools today. It's teacher's day and there are not students here as well.
So... a bunch of us stuck on the second floor are buying ourselves chicken and pizza, and we're gonna play uno all afternoon, apparently. Looking forward to it!
I brought a tin of pineapple to put on the pizza, just to show my appreciation!

You sir, are a true hero.
Cthulhu bless you! :D


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11784 on: May 15, 2020, 09:50:18 am »
Man, I check attendance/participation based on who fills out the Google Form I do with every lesson (usually just multiple choice questions), and it's entirely possible to fill it out randomly and quickly, and STILL participation rates are falling. You don't need to sign up for anything, you technically don't even need to watch the video, you just need to click the link and choose a couple answers.

The official EBS one is the one that will go on their school record.  Schools that don't use it will have a different system for putting on the student's school record. The live way, would be easier as you can easily check. With the EBS that is the reason that students can 'cheat'.  When they started the online classes all departments had to submit their criteria for class 'attendance', and everybody just wrote 'watched'.


Might just eat less dinner?

Jesus, where is Oglop when you need him? 

It's fewer dinner, you silly dutch pannankoek.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11785 on: May 15, 2020, 09:52:39 am »
pannenkoek*

Careful, you might end up giving Cohort2019 an aneurysm.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11786 on: May 15, 2020, 09:52:45 am »

it's quite clear that online teaching will never replace real teaching, despite what fruitloops might say!

Sssshhhhhhh! You'll summon him! Do you want a five page essay response rehashing the same three things he's been saying for a month now?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11787 on: May 15, 2020, 10:14:35 am »
Sssshhhhhhh! You'll summon him! Do you want a five page essay response rehashing the same three things he's been saying for a month now?

Every thread is unreadable now anyway.  You have to trawl through pages and pages of endless Peepshow quotes/pics and back and forth pun exchanges between the same few people.  It's a mess.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11788 on: May 15, 2020, 10:29:57 am »
Every thread is unreadable now anyway.  You have to trawl through pages and pages of endless Peepshow quotes/pics and back and forth pun exchanges between the same few people.  It's a mess.

That pretty much sums it up. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11789 on: May 15, 2020, 10:49:55 am »
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11790 on: May 15, 2020, 11:26:46 am »
Mods!!!  .

Ronnie misspelled Pancake and you as well! How would one even go about cooking 1 single 'cook' in multiple pannen? One can't, now pan they? Hence, the cooking of a single cookie in a pan. panna kooka

see also : Hoe Cake   ;D

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11791 on: May 15, 2020, 11:36:19 am »
Every thread is unreadable now anyway.  You have to trawl through pages and pages of endless Peepshow quotes/pics and back and forth pun exchanges between the same few people.  It's a mess.

Internet forums in general have been on their way out for a while. I've been trawling through old Magic: the Gathering related forums out of boredom, I remember a few years back The Source was popping but now everybody's splintered into their respective Discord servers.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11792 on: May 15, 2020, 12:50:52 pm »
Mods!!!  .

Ronnie misspelled Pancake and you as well! How would one even go about cooking 1 single 'cook' in multiple pannen? One can't, now pan they? Hence, the cooking of a single cookie in a pan. panna kooka

see also : Hoe Cake   ;D


What are you on about? I've never misspelled 'pannenkoek' in my life! It would be like an Aussie misspelling "Vegemite", a Kiwi misspelling "sheep", a Canuck misspelling "poutine", a Brit misspelling "kippers", a Saffer misspelling "Braai", or a Yank misspelling "gun". Totally preposterous!

I could go over the etymology of compound words in Germanic languages and why the first word in said compound is often pluralized, and how in 1995(ish) that tendency was formally codified in Dutch dictionaries, but instead I think I'll just mock you for using English to criticise another language's grammar.  :laugh:

Incidentally, "cookie" is another word taken from Dutch: "Koekje" (which Anglos pronounce as "cookie") is the diminutive of "Koek".  :smiley:



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11793 on: May 15, 2020, 02:33:01 pm »
Quote
Every thread is unreadable now anyway.  You have to trawl through pages and pages of endless Peepshow quotes/pics and back and forth pun exchanges between the same few people.  It's a mess.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11794 on: May 15, 2020, 02:34:10 pm »
 ;D

But you've missed my panna cotta reference completely!  :sad:
Try to wranglanguage yourself out of that one!

My panna- panne comparison stands firmly! It's kimchi not kimdul-chi. :azn:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11795 on: May 15, 2020, 03:22:44 pm »
 Pssh. Fancy-schmancy Roman desserts!

And from now on, I'm calling it kimdulchi. In honour of you.  :smiley:
Interestingly, one of the top hits for "kim dulchi":


    And rant of the day: I really hate VxSafe, and I really really really hate Fasoo. I unplugged my workplace computer from the net, ripped out every trace of the darned thing, and sterilized it from the registry. Reboot the computer... and it's baaaack! Oh, and it decided to break the rest of the dumb DRM programmes so that not only can I not load stuff onto a USB, but now I can't have any programme open for more than 5 seconds before it complains about admin privileges and closed them right down.
   Luckily the IT guy is in today, so we had him sit and take a look. He commented that it looked totally messed up (I sat there practicing my  :angel: look) and spent about half an hour cursing at it. He finally just uninstalled it and didn't put it back in. So that's a win, I guess, although looking innocent for that long was pretty painful. It's gone, but I still hate it.  >:(
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11796 on: May 15, 2020, 10:17:14 pm »
    And rant of the day: I really hate VxSafe, and I really really really hate Fasoo. I unplugged my workplace computer from the net, ripped out every trace of the darned thing, and sterilized it from the registry. Reboot the computer... and it's baaaack! Oh, and it decided to break the rest of the dumb DRM programmes so that not only can I not load stuff onto a USB, but now I can't have any programme open for more than 5 seconds before it complains about admin privileges and closed them right down.
   Luckily the IT guy is in today, so we had him sit and take a look. He commented that it looked totally messed up (I sat there practicing my  :angel: look) and spent about half an hour cursing at it. He finally just uninstalled it and didn't put it back in. So that's a win, I guess, although looking innocent for that long was pretty painful. It's gone, but I still hate it.  >:(
If you change the access restrictions on the directory then it prevents the program from opening. But it's complicated for non-technical types.

If your IT guy figures out what happened, then the guy really knows his stuff. No IT guy has ever found me out.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11797 on: May 18, 2020, 07:27:32 am »
Wife: Thinking of buying a Grandeur as our next car, next year or the next after. 
Me: Grandeur? *Insert multiple expletives*
Wife: Itís a car for manager level in Korean companies.
Me: Itís a car for cnuts.
Wife: The new model looks nice.
Me: Iím not driving a cnutís car.
Wife: Tesla?
Me: Letís discuss it nearer the time.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11798 on: May 18, 2020, 07:53:02 am »
cnut

So this is a new word for me. I suspected it's just another way of spelling "****", but I wanted to verify:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnut_the_Great

This gives me ideas.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11799 on: May 18, 2020, 07:58:20 am »
So this is a new word for me. I suspected it's just another way of spelling "****", but I wanted to verify:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnut_the_Great

This gives me ideas.

Edit: The Grandeur must sell exceedingly well in Scandinavia where there are a lot of Cnuts.

Yes.

Made me think of a line from ďThe Last KingdomĒ when one character remarked on Cnutís heirs: ď....a bunch of little cnuts running around.Ē
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