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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ways to avoid grading...

As we all recover from turkey overload, here are some sites to check out when you feel like escaping the end-of-semester madness...
  • PNC's 2011 Christmas Price Index is out! The site has gotten a lot more complex and makes you go through a bunch of screens sequentially to get to the total - that's great if you want to waste some time but I couldn't find any way to just jump to the punchline, which is actually kind of annoying, so for those who are as impatient as I am, the total cost is $24,263.18, up 3.5% from last year.
  • The always-awesome Dirk Mateer has a new website. In Dirk's words: "I created this site to act as a "virtual personal assistant" for all Econ professors and TAs, allowing you to easily find engaging pop culture clips and real world examples that will help bring the material to life for your students in a way they can relate to!" You can also follow Dirk on twitter (@dirkmateer) or Facebook.
  • My colleague, and founding editor of the Review of Economics of the Household, Shoshana Grossbard, posts lots of interesting links on her Facebook page, Economics of Love.
  • Tutor2u has put together a list of Economics teachers on Twitter (lots outside the U.S.)
  • And if you must think about coursework, ProfHacker had a very useful round-up of posts about evaluations.


  1. Hi!

    I've been reading your blog for a while now and thought I would say hello. I really have been enjoying see all your teaching ideas and techniques. Today's link to Dirk Mateer is fantastic! I've been looking for movie and video clips for my class next semester.

    Elizabeth Dhuey

  2. Hey Elizabeth! Thanks for reading! Hope your end of semester goes smoothly!


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