Today’s news comes from the NY Times and Wall Street Journal again.
On the front page of the Friday Journal section of the WSJ, fan fiction is the focus. Alexandra Alter talks about the many variations of popular books and the fan fiction it’s inspired. Some of the stories–The Sterling Cooper Kids (Mad Men with ghosts), My Dear Miss Watson (Watson is a woman and struggling to be taken seriously)–look pretty good. http://goo.gl/1taaq
Teachers in L.A. will be the latest to have their evaluations include student achievements. I think teachers need to take into consideration how well their students do when evaluating their effectiveness as a teacher. While there may be some students who just don’t have the tools to succeed (unstable home environment, parents not willing to enforce a teachers authority) it can provide an understanding of students who “get” what they’re teaching. http://goo.gl/22QhU
Game makers are removing titles of popular games from Google+. Who knew that you could play games on Google+ is my first question (I barely use my Google+ account)? http://goo.gl/LfHKu
Reporter Victor Baez was killed in Mexico. He was a reporter for daily newspaper Milenio. He’s the sixth journalist to have been killed in Mexico in two months. http://goo.gl/ct318