Monthly Archives: May 2010

Funveolate Friday

May 28, 2010 Comments Off on Funveolate Friday

Faveolate (adj.): honeycombed.  Funveolate (adj.): funnycombed.  Here are this week’s links, unsorted: Online collaborative whiteboards – K. Walsh reviews six sites online which allow you and friends to collaborate on a shared “whiteboard” space.  Might be fun to use with ... Read More »

Portfolio

May 25, 2010 Comments Off on Portfolio

I’ve been meaning for a while to update my portfolio site, ianhecht.com.  While it was an okay way of showing websites that I’d created, it wasn’t especially fantastic-looking and didn’t list much else that I worked on.  I like the ... Read More »

Evil genius

May 24, 2010 Comments Off on Evil genius

When I went to mow the lawn the other day, the kids asked why I’d let the grass get so long.  I told them it was so the elephants would have a place to hide, not really thinking about it.  ... Read More »

Friday Funtasticate

May 21, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funtasticate

Fantasticate (v): to fantasize over something.  Funtasticate (v): to funtasize over something… here’s the links for the week: Social: Thailand – Two sets of TPB photos from Thailand (First, second) show the devastation that the recent protests have caused in ... Read More »

Interesting article: Teaching Well In Spite of Orders

May 20, 2010 Comments Off on Interesting article: Teaching Well In Spite of Orders

I’ve had many discussions with outstanding teachers around the country (Teachers of the Year, Milken Educators, NBCTs, and so forth). It always amazes me how few of the teachers being recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom can brag on ... Read More »

This.

May 19, 2010 Comments Off on This.

This article (http://blog.coreknowledge.org/2010/05/17/why-does-it-have-to-be-eitheror-it-doesn%E2%80%99t-but%E2%80%A6/) gets across far more elegantly what I was trying to say in my previous post… that process, held above content, leads to selection of content not on its own merits, but on the merits of the skills ... Read More »

Process vs. product

May 17, 2010 1 Comment »

I’ve come to realise the underpinnings of a fundamental disagreement with the direction of education in my school and the province.  At heart, I’m a product-orientated person.  I don’t care how you do something as long as it gets done ... Read More »

Friday Funery

May 14, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funery

Foinery (n): fencing; swordplay.   Funery (n): wordplay.  Here are your links for this week: Social: Gulf oil woes – The Big Picture has a series of photos on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  As usual, they are ... Read More »

Farewell to Facebook

May 13, 2010 6 Comments »

I originally signed on to Facebook a couple of years back because a friend told me I could find an old high school buddy through the site.  Fair enough.  Since then, I’ve reconnected with a couple of old friends, but ... Read More »

Friday Funsenmeer

May 7, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funsenmeer

Felsenmeer (n): flat arctic area covered with angular boulders.  Funsenmeer (n): flat computer screen covered with arch comedy.  Here are this week’s links! Afghanistan – The Big Picture’s monthly look at the lives of combatants and civilians in Afghanistan. The ... Read More »