Monthly Archives: February 2008

Google wikis

February 28, 2008 Comments Off on Google wikis

Google just launched their new wikis service, Google Sites (boring name, but whatever).  This is the end result of El Goog buying JotSpot some time ago.  JotSpot had a slick wiki thing going (I was considering using it over MediaWiki ... Read More »

Global cooling! Again!

February 28, 2008 Comments Off on Global cooling! Again!

Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded ... Read More »

Nibbles

February 27, 2008 3 Comments »

Just little pieces of content for you right now: Good grief that’s a lot of money spent… Coyne rightly laughs at the “conservative” budget.  A TOE that isn’t superstring.  I still don’t understand it. Three independent games that could end ... Read More »

A snapshot of Canada

February 26, 2008 Comments Off on A snapshot of Canada

StatsCan provides tons of interesting facts and figures annually, and they have just released a report on 2006 (sidenote – would a private organization be able to process figures a little faster? Isn’t StatsCan always about 15 months behind?) Canadians ... Read More »

A modest proposal

February 26, 2008 Comments Off on A modest proposal

There’s significant debate going on in Canada right now vis-à-vis copyright issues pertaining to the internet and in particular, to file sharing. Into this tempest steps the Songwriters Association of Canada, with a proposal to add $5 a month to ... Read More »

Pick me! Pick me!

February 24, 2008 1 Comment »

It’s that time of the year again, and I have seen only a paltry few of the movies vying for Oscar‘s attention. The ones I’ve seen: Gone Baby Gone (Supporting actress) Ratatouille (Animated feature, Original score, Sound editing, Sound mixing, ... Read More »

Showcase 2008 – Session 4

February 22, 2008 1 Comment »

Dean Shareski: Are You Published – TCU Place Salon E1 I got the pleasure of attending fellow SaskBlogger Dean Shareski’s session on new media publishing this afternoon.  Dean’s posts over at Ideas & Thoughts from an Edtech often make me rethink my use ... Read More »

Showcase 2008 – Session 3

February 22, 2008 2 Comments »

Dr. Charles Ungerleider – TCU Place Salon E The session was Canadian Public Schools: Their Promise and The Threats to Their Survival.  Dr. Ungerleider had some good things to say.  First of all, he said that teachers have been to ... Read More »

How to know you’re at a conference

February 21, 2008 Comments Off on How to know you’re at a conference

They give you a free canvas bag… check! Read More »

Showcase 2008 – Session 2

February 21, 2008 Comments Off on Showcase 2008 – Session 2

Stuart McLean – TCU Place Main Theatre The main theatre of the Teacher’s Credit Union Place is about 3/4 full.  I always thought Stuart McLean was a bit like a Canadian version of Garrison Keillor, but he’s not nearly wierd ... Read More »

Showcase 2008 – Session 1

February 21, 2008 Comments Off on Showcase 2008 – Session 1

Steve Brinder – Odeon Events Centre I showed up early, but it was still pretty packed.  Found a fellow Carlton teacher and she had an empty spot next to her, so I got to sit with someone I knew.  The presentation ... Read More »

More Obama Wins

February 13, 2008 Comments Off on More Obama Wins

Obama won all three tonight, bringing his winning streak to seven.  He is starting to look like the winner.  It is still uncertain, but he is leading, and rolling.  McCain has the win on the republican side, but it sure ... Read More »