Category Archives: technology

Book editor in Google Apps Script

I’m teaching a class in the fall called “Web App Development with Google Apps Script” that I think I want to write my own book for. I started doing some of that using wikibooks, but I was frustrated at some … Continue reading

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Synchronous dashboard with audio and breakouts

I teach again in just a week and have set a goal for myself to make an app that I can use in my synchronous meetings. As of this weekend, I think it’s working (see github repo here)! You can … Continue reading

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Privileging screen space in virtual meetings

I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to make virtual classes and meetings as useful as possible. Certainly that’s what’s behind all my work with my synchronous dashboard (see here and here). These days I’m part of a team helping … Continue reading

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Computational Data Science early semester thoughts

I’m back in the classroom! At least for a semester anyways. In the dean’s office I teach one class per year and last year was a fully online course, so this is a fun adventure (so far at least). This … Continue reading

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Virtual Physics Conference

I’m part of a grant team right now brainstorming a new project, and a part of it is potentially hosting a conference. We kicked around some ideas about it, and as usual in situations like this, we casually talked about … Continue reading

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Scripting in the Dean’s office

Today I spent a good part of my day solving a couple of problems with a couple of colleagues. It was a pretty typical day in the Dean’s office (I’ve been the Associate Dean for undergraduate programs in the College … Continue reading

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Form workflow using Google Apps Script

Now that I’m in the dean’s office (Associate Dean for undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts if you must know) I serve on a lot of committees. Several of them accept submissions from faculty, staff, or students and have … Continue reading

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No connections

Driving home today I heard a great story on NPR. I liked it so much that I thought I’d put it here to remind myself about it. I might have forgotten some of the details, but I think I still … Continue reading

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Blooming energy

Today I saw that the tree outside my office window had blossomed over the weekend: So I got to wondering how much energy it had used to do that. I asked the question on twitter this tree sprouted over the … Continue reading

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Web apps workgroup

We’ve been thinking a lot lately about finding new ways to give our students more computer programming skills. We don’t have a computer science major but are willing to do certificate/minor-type things that will help students succeed in their chosen … Continue reading

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