An Easier Way to Get Plain Text

Our school is moving to more active use of Lexile scores for reading selections. The Lexile website has a nice analytic tool which allows you to upload text (after you create a user account) for analysis. The pain in this process is that A) you can only do it from the Lexile.com website, and B)Read More

My Robot Will Fight Your Robot

Spam on Twitter feels like an all-time high right now. Twitter itself is woefully horrible at taking reports of abuse and spamming and all a user can do is use the completely un-fulfilling "Report Tweet" option to block the user. When they spam hashtags, companies create robots faster than you can report. Twitter spam isRead More

An Experiment in Process

This post outlines a recent lesson and activity I designed for my integrated chemistry/physics students. Fair warning: science ahead. The Problem I teach a class called Integrated Chemistry & Physics. It's meant to serve as an all-around physical science for high school students (they need one life science and one physical to earn a diploma).Read More