How Police treat Black People in the USA

There are many videos showing how police treat black people in the USA. The video below is a great example of racism in the USA on part of the police force.

How to catch people who cheat on essays and exams

If you are a teacher of educator chances are likely you have caught a student cheating on their exam or even handing in essays that they did not write - either by asking a sibling, parent or friend to write the essay for them, or by hiring an essay writing service in a big name city like Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Toronto or other city with lots of well-to-do students who can afford to pay hundreds of dollars for essays. These days such companies offer many services - including proofreading and editing and resume writing services - all with the goal of giving people an unfair advantage, both in school and in finding a job.

Cheating is becoming more and more ubiquitous in universities and colleges in cities like Toronto and New York. Students are becoming increasingly desensitized to what qualifies as cheating and what is acceptable behaviour for students under academic honesty. In this environment how can a teach attempt to keep cheating at bay? There are some sure fire technique that teachers can use to make sure that their students do not getting away with academic dishonesty.

Recent studies show that students consider alternative aids such as essay writing help, ghostwriting and cliff's notes are tools that students should be able to use as opposed to cheating aids like most universities and colleges see them. Many students cite lack of time or more pressing matters as reasons why they cannot finish their assignments through more traditional means so they seek alternative means to get the job done.

With this knowledge, most professor should be on the look out for cheating behaviour in their students. They must devise ways of finding cheaters in what could be a sea of over 300 students. Seems like a daunting task. So what exactly can professor do to catch the cheaters?

Conduct your class like it is a high stakes exam

If you have ever taken the LSAT or a competency exam you know what taking a high stakes exam is like. You are prohibited from any materials except for a writing utensil, an eraser, and some water. Things like scratch paper, electronic devices and digital watches are strictly not allowed. Why? Because these are all things that students can use to bring in information they can use on the test. Either written in small print or stored in a devices memory a student can easily call it up. Tell students to put away their papers and devices and you can eliminate the temptation to use them to get an upper hand.

Use technology to catch them at their own game

Plagiarism is a very pressing issue with today's students. Many students simply take essays from the internet or have another person write their essay for them. In the case of copying other people work, there are many different websites that will allow you to detect whether a document has been plagiarized by scanning them to see if they match something else online. There are some other websites that allow you to compare a students previous work to the work they handed in to see if they are similar.

Make your own materials to prevent them getting to them first

The last step is to ensure that you are not contributing to your students cheating. You are your best weapon against it after all. Make sure that your materials originate from you and that you keep them safe. If you are the generator of the materials and you keep them safe there really is no way that students can gain access to your materials.

Unfortunately, cheating is not going to go away. Students are always going to try to get the upper hand while doing the least amount of work. The best way to deal with it is to try to prevent it in the first place. Keep you materials close to you, use technology to help you get the advantage and keep the tools for cheating out of the students hands during test time. Following these rules can keep your class cheating free.

Ballerina Dancing

I have no other reason to post this photo of a ballerina other than the fact I find it very beautiful to watch.

3 Months without Shampoo or Conditioner

Honestly, I don't think I could go three months without using shampoo or conditioner. But this video has me very curious to try it. But I doubt I will. I would need to do more research first.

Relaxing in the Tub with my SmartPhone

One of my favourite things to do to relax is to soak is a hot bath (sometimes with bubbles!) and read the news on my smartphone or tablet.

Or fool around on Facebook.

Or play a game on my phone.

Or sometimes, like right now, write a blog post from the bath tub.

Cause lets face it, the fact I have that option is just so amazingly awesome.
In the future it would be nice to lots more things - all from the cozy location of a hot bath. Or in a sauna. Or pool. Or jacuzzi.

Thanks to smartphones and tablets we have so much more options. We can do our online banking from the bathtub. Socialize with friends on Facebook. Post silly blog posts. Order a pizza online. Hire a maid off craigslist to clean my apartment. Call my landlord to complain about the hot water (So... Yeah... It is too hot. Could you make the water hot, but not too hot? Thanks!)

In fact I am struggling to think of things that cannot be done from my bathtub thanks to technology.

Eg. Pilot a space shuttle, but to be frank that is something most of us cannot do anyway because we are not astronauts. But I can fly a flight simulator on my phone and I have NOT crashed several times now.

You can probably think of other more silly things I cannot do from my bathtub (like go fishing and catch real fish) but I can probably order a fishing pole from Amazon, hire someone to fish for me, and have the fish delivered. So I refute your theory.

I do have to be careful about not dropping my phone or getting it wet. I am quite cautious about that aspect of my relaxing baths.

Another thing I love doing is turning the shower on - so I can have a bath and a shower at the same time. I find that very relaxing as the hot water massages my legs.

It is very much about ME TIME.

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