It’s great to hear from Dr. Chuck Severance again. I took
many of his Python courses on Coursera and find him to be an excellent instructor.
In this short video he addresses privacy and LMSes and how schools pay little attention to privacy issues regarding their LMSes. He mentions how the vendors control all the data, and we have been pushing the priority of ethics and privacy concerns back.
I admit that in my classroom I didn’t know how private my students’ personal data truly was. I just trusted in the companies that hosted the LMSes (D2L, Google) that they would not abuse the information nor use it in unethical ways.
Why might we want to integrate Google Drive into Google Colab? The primary reason for this would be to easily access data files to use in your Colab notebooks.
Here is a video that outlines the basic process. For written instructions, see below.
Integrating Google Drive into Google Colab is quite simple. The first step is to go to
Google Colab, then open a new notebook. Continue reading “Integrating Google Drive into Google Colab Notebooks”
Do you ever have the need to schedule a threaded tweet?
It’s something you can’t do on Twitter, so I was relieved to find this temporary offer from OneUp for a free, lifetime account to their service which allows me to do exactly that. Continue reading “Shout Out to OneUp Twitter App”
Welcome to the 4th in my series of “snippets” blog posts. See here for previous ones.
GitHub and Macs
Are you using GitHub and on a Mac? Here’s an excellent .gitignore file you can use that will keep all those pesky ._ files out of your repository:
Need to Record System Audio Using Camtasia on a Mac M1 Computer?
Setting up to record system audio using Camtasia on a Mac M1 computer is a bit of a nuisance. See here for the instructions:
Data Analysis Content in the Ontario Curriculum?
There were lots of responses! You can check them out here .
Keyboard Shortcuts on a Mac
I recently bought a new Mac but my Mac keyboard shortcut skills are quite rusty. This page has helped me immensely to get back in the groove.
Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reports record 4,456 COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths; 1,513 patients are currently in Ontario hospitals due to the virus, with 605 in intensive care
It’s pretty sad that Canada’s per-capita rate of Covid is higher than the US. Please, stay home everyone, and get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible.