Tufts professor Dan Drezner has grown wary of using technology in the classroom. I get it. Like Dan, I’ve also come to see laptops as a big distraction to students and their neighbors. And I hate the “Facebook face”. You know, the one where the student has this awkward smile that is about 30 seconds behind anything remotely funny that I might have said. Or worse, the silent chuckle sparked by a stupid GIF or text sent by a friend that happens to coincide with me talking about some depressing statistic about the state of the world.
As a new faculty member, it’s been fun to mentor students and see where life takes them. So far Ishan the fact checker takes the prize for most interesting (starting at 4:40):
How is it that annoyance did not beat out laziness until today. RStudio keyboard shortcuts. Use ’em.