Yearly Archives: 2011

Daily links 09/06/2011

September 6, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 09/06/2011

No Child Left Behind: A conspiracy against public education that too few called out | Get Schooled Raw and emotional take on the disaster that NCLB has been for American public schools. tags: NCLB education conspiracy U.S. op-ed Posted from ... Read More »

Daily links 09/05/2011

September 5, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 09/05/2011

Cyber Sin: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!!! – YouTube Powerful but understated video on the potential effects of cyber-bullying on teens. tags: youtube video bullying cyberbullying advocacy film Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here Read More »

Daily links 09/02/2011

September 2, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 09/02/2011

Bilingual babies’ vocabulary linked to early brain differentiation No surprise to read that early exposure to two languages (and by early, we’re talking 8-10 months old) has beneficial effects on brain development. tags: brain science neurology biology languages language bilingualism ... Read More »

Daily links 08/27/2011

August 27, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 08/27/2011

1DollarScan Interesting service that will take your dead tree books (or documents, business cards or photos) and scan them to digital for you. I suppose with the rise of consumer tablets, a service like this was inevitable. They also recycle ... Read More »

Daily links 08/26/2011

August 26, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 08/26/2011

Play Wonderputt, a free online game on Kongregate Possibly the best online mini-golf game in existence. tags: game minigolf flash fun Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal It’s “Who’s on First” for chemists, and it’s awesome! tags: cartoon humour science chemistry Posted ... Read More »

Summer trip galleries

August 22, 2011 Comments Off on Summer trip galleries

Our trip this summer went from July 22nd to August 6th.  The two older kids and I drove from P.A. to Peterborough, and Mandi & Noelle flew out to meet us.  I took photos on both my phone and my ... Read More »

Swimming lessons

July 19, 2011 Comments Off on Swimming lessons

A week ago, the kids all had swimming lessons. Apparently, I had a camera with me… shocking, I know.  So here you go: I’m particularly happy with those cloud shots. It’s what I imagine standing on the bottom of a ... Read More »

Review roundup

July 1, 2011 1 Comment »

So it’s been a while since I’ve written anything up, and in the meantime, I have been to see a couple of movies and other things, so I thought I’d toss them all in one mega-pack of review-y goodness.  Let’s ... Read More »

Daily links 06/27/2011

June 27, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 06/27/2011

Squishy Circuits Looking for a fun and playful way of teaching electricity to students? This conductive and resistive playdough might be just the ticket! tags: circuits science playdough squishy electronics kids physics education electricity Posted from Diigo. The rest of ... Read More »

Daily links 06/22/2011

June 22, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 06/22/2011

The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See | Men’s Journal A remarkable story about a blind man who has learned to see through ecolocation. tags: blind echolocation blindness echo sight science biology FlashSonar Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite ... Read More »

Daily links 06/16/2011

June 16, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 06/16/2011

Thought of You on Vimeo Never thought simple line drawn animation could be so evocative, but you can feel right along with the characters in this song. Well done! tags: animation vimeo illustration film dance line hand drawn video Posted ... Read More »

Daily links 06/11/2011

June 11, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 06/11/2011

TED: Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book Fantastic vision for what books can look like in an electronic medium – content-rich, multi-media embedded, interactive infographics. Best part: it’s a software platform for publishers to develop their own titles! tags: ipad ... Read More »