Friday, May 1, 2015
End-of-the Year Check List
Explanations for Ratings of 50 Movies for Students
A group of teachers came u with a list of 50 moves for students. Each of the movies is listed with a summary, the length and the movie's rating. Besides just the rating of G, PG, or R, this site gives specific examples of reasons for the rating of each film. For example, below is how the site explained the PG rating of Back to the Future:
Sex & Nudity
A 'XXX' cinema is seen in the background of a small town twice.
Marty's father is shown as a window peeper in his youth.
Violence & Gore
During the dinner hall scene with Lorraine and Biff, Lorraine slaps Biff across the face.
You can see Biff lying motionless on the ground but no blood or bruising is seen.
Multiple uses of "Shit."
Three uses of "Goddamn".
A black character is called "spook".
Lorraine (at age 17) drinks alcohol and smokes a cigarette, but she is stopped on both occasions by Marty. He takes a sip of the alcohol but then spits it out.
The scene where Marty starts to fade could be disturbing for young or sensitive Viewers.
Learn Latin, Old English, Sanskrit and Classical Greek in 10 lessons
Need something to do this summer? (Yea...right.)
The University of Texas Linguistics Research Center provides an excellent resource. In addition to hosting a multitude of Indo-European volumes in their entirety, the LRC has made 10-lesson crash courses, developed by several UT-Austin academics. Lessons include a brief guide to the alphabet, background knowledge on the language’s development, and a grammar guide, for 17 languages.
Doctor 1: She's a teacher.
Doctor 2: How can you tell?
Doctor 1: Look at the size of her bladder!
"And then I just hit delete. I haven't actually eaten any homework for years."
If you ever want to know what a teachers mind feel like, imagine a web browser with 2,879 tabs open all the time."
Beware: The Deep Web
Major search engines, such as Google sometimes can give over a billion hits on inoculate search terms. But even with this rate of return, major search engines search less that 10% of the web. (And that is a conservative estimate!)
The remainder is called "The Deep Web." A lot of the really bad "stuff"( human trafficking, drugs, etc.) is only found there.
This article explains this dark, dangerous abyss.