Couldn't resist, eh? You just had to go and click that spinning sawblade, didn't
you? Well, you aren't the first. Until recently, however, there was no "secret
link" like the mouseover text promised. Since this variation of the classroom
website has been online (June 2012), that link has been disabled because, as often
happens with Internet links, the web page that used to be there had "died,"
i.e., it had been (re)moved from its original place and the old URL no longer
worked. Since I spend most of my website time during the school year updating
the class calendar and daily assignments, I didn't get around to fixing the link
for a year (June 2013) and then only because students like Tucker Williams, who
spent way more computer time slapping
people with eels than completing his writing assignments, kept reminding me
that there was no link on the sawblade. So, now there is. (And then in February
2018, Vinnie Cook stopped by this page to tell me most of the links were broken,
so I fixed 'em. Thanks, Vinnie!)
When it comes to students who don't spend time in the computer lab in the most
efficient possible way, no one holds a candle to Ashton. You may stab him (or
shoot me with fireballs) here.
This page can be a repository for those trivial time wasters that exist in such
profusion on the Web. I'll put a few here that I know of, and you can suggest
others. Your suggestions do not have to be strictly educational, but they must
be school-appropriate because, as you have noticed, people who are finished with
their assignments will discover them while at school. E-mail me if you have ideas.
(And if you haven't finished your assignment yet, get back to work!)