Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How secure is your password?

While catching up on a bit of reading, I came across Judy O'Connell's blog "Hey Jude" and the post Pass the [password] test.
Needless to say I went and had a play and my results were much the same as Judy found (only much worse!).
My banking password was cracked in one second, and a password that I call my 'generic' password and use for everything that I don't think needs to be secure came back with a result of 237 years.
The one thing which this test does not take into account however, is the use of personally identifiable information such as names, kids names, DOB etc that a person may find out about you in order to crack your password.
Be all means go have a play, but remember to have a password that is also not easily guessed!

Oh yeah, I have chosen a new password...

7 billion years? Much better :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Student engagement and standards

I have been spending some time catching up on the feeds in Google reader and I have come across this interesting post on the use of blogs in science classrooms by Chris Ludwig. I have even looked through the blogs of his students to get an idea of what is possible in the science classroom. The post by Chris Ludwig on blogs in the classroom is found here. It s also through this blog that I came across xtranormal which featured in my last post.

Movie making

Ah, I have found a new time waster! The clip says it all...
My first  movie using xtranormal, 'Saved by the bell'.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Interactive Periodic table

Wow, how great is this! An interactive periodic table that even shows the orbitals of each element.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bullying? No way.

A great song by Kate Miller-Heidke on school bullying with a video clip made by Year 9 drama students.
Official video clip can be found here