The Muppets in HD
Happy Movie Day! As a final post before the holiday (for those of you that haven’t already caught this little morsel of fun) check out the Muppets singing Bohemian Rhapsody! Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with your families.
Atoms Explained by 16 Golden Retrievers
In honour of a certain movie opening on a certain day (I’m waiting for Movie Day to see it on the Ultrascreen)… Source: Wondermark
We Play Wii
After unsuccessful attempts at starting a club, I don’t receive a lot of input from students and their technology experience at DSHA. In an attempt to open up that conversation, I’d like to offer the idea of playing on a Wii during wellness time. <div><a href=”http://www.micropoll.com/akira/mpview/485066-217059”>Click Here for Poll</a><a...
I’ve been looking for a way to spice up Powerpoint presentations and was directed to Prezi, a really interesting way of mapping ideas. I’m working on a middle-school Facebook presentation to find a new an interesting way to deliver the message to younger students.
Your Name in Lights....and Water!
Simply amazing, the Burj Dubai fountains are spectacular. Developed by the same company, WET Design, that made the Bellagio Hotel fountains soar, this new project uses 6,600 lights with 50 colored projectors and fires water nearly 500 feet in the air! Via Neatorama
Why So Serious? Mona Lisa's Smile Deconstructed…
Mona Lisa’s smile is playing tricks on you! Researchers have observed that your eyes and brain compute an object’s brightness, clarity, locations, and size through different visual channels… “Sometimes one channel wins over the other, and you see the smile, sometimes others take over and you don’t see the smile,” says Luis Martinez Otero, a neuroscientist at...
The cure to twitterpation (twitter obsession), Wordr lets you post one word at a time. Monobloggerers unite! (D’oh, that’s two words)
Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street
To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, here are a few nostalgic youtube videos…Enjoy! R2D2 Falls in Love (best guest appearance) I can count to twelve! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRINNGGGGGGGGGGG Philip Glass Geometry of Circles Teeny Little Super Guy The Original Thank You Jim Henson
Inspiring Teachers Inspire Minds
Neil Degrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, talks about the first time he met Carl Sagan and the influence on his life… And to this day, I have this duty to respond to students who are inquiring about the universe as a career path…
Is That Faster Than a Speeding Bullet?
Think your internet connection at home is fast? Think again! Japan and Korea are ranked highest in the world, with an average connection speed of almost 13 times faster than the US. Not only faster, but cheaper, it’s about 27¢ per 1MPBS versus $3.33 in the US.
To the Moon and Beyond [update]
I posted previously about the Ares 1-X, and last Wednesday the new rocket launched. Check out the fabulous launch photos at The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture.
I’m still waiting on my invite (thanks Mr. Loucks!); there are certainly a great number of stamps being licked. To prepare for google wave there’s a great video out (see below), which the creator states is probably 3.5% of what google can do. There’s also a new white-paper, The Complete Guide to Google Wave which will be a great resource, once those lucky few of us get on with...
Facebook, Your Daughters, and You Links
Last week, parents that attended the Parent Association Education series heard me talk about Facebook. To see the notes of that presentation, see my post Facebook, Your Daughters, and You: An Updated Guide on Social Networking. Below are more details on links and resources. As always, if you have questions, concerns, or comments please email me directly or post a comment below. The 3 top things...
2010 Winter Olympic Medals Made of Recycled...
Vancouver (host of the 2010 Winter Olympics), has some really interesting and thoughtful design behind their already minted 615 gold, silver, and bronze medals. Their wavy shape was inspired by the environment and British Columbia’s snow and sea. From Unplggd: To keep with the eco theme, the Vancouver Olympics committee chose to use 6.8 metric tonnes of medal found in landfill destined...
Dissapearing Math Teacher
A great lecture from a creative math teacher!