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Why New Brunswick Loves to Elect PCs and Liberals

It’s election day in New Brunswick. Any students studying law or political science in the province this term really luck out because, via candidate signs, the syllabus is literally on your front lawn. One aspect of this voting process that’s difficult for students to comprehend is: Why do the same two parties keep getting elected?… Read more »

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Use Online Stopwatch to Get Your Kids to Finish Work on Time

Teachers quickly learn that telling doesn’t automatically lead to doing. But why not? It’s not usually enough to say to a child, “You have 10 minutes to finish this.” Young students know (1) that time exists and (2) it moves forward; however, managing a task within a timespan is an unclear notion for many youths…. Read more »

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Microsoft Knows Your Embarrassing, Lazy Password

As a student or employee, you likely forget your password and lose time resetting it. Or you might use the same password for every site, which made you vulnerable this week when hackers stole two million Facebook, Twitter and Gmail passwords. Last month I wrote about how to create an unhackable but easy-to-remember password. Microsoft… Read more »

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How to Link to a Specific Time in a (1D) YouTube Video

Embedding a video in your presentation? Excellent. Forgetting what minute and second you need to start it? Well, while you’re looking for the starting point, Cassidy’s highjacked your momentum to tell everyone that, although Niall’s teeth are totally the most perfect ever now that his braces are off, Harry definitely has the best hair. Sound… Read more »

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The One Easy Way to Make Secure Passwords You’ll Never Forget

** Updated for Heartbleed virus. You should change your password immediately if you use either Facebook, Gmail, Tumblr, Yahoo mail, GoDaddy, Intuit, Dropbox, LastPass, OkCupid or Soundcloud. ** Like most people, you were born a human. And like all humans, you can’t remember your @#$%! web site passwords. Same old process: