Education

Friday Funfaronade

January 8, 2010 No Comments »

fanfaronade (n): grandiose trumpet blast. funfaronade (n): grand group of amusing links.  Let the blast begin! End of year/End of decade: Decade in photos – The Big Picture looks back over the last 10 years with photos that are iconic ... Read More »

Friday fun-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

December 21, 2009 No Comments »

Sorry about the late post on this one – I got the email ready early last week, and thought I’d posted it here, too… my bad. This being the last Fun Friday before the holidays, I thought I’d try and ... Read More »

Friday funcundity

December 6, 2009 No Comments »

facundity (n): eloquence.  funcundity (n) speaking well on amusing subjects.  Here’s this week’s list, sorted: Social Holocaust Education – The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education is a site designed specifically for teachers planning lessons on the Holocaust.  With timelines, survivor ... Read More »

Friday Funestral

November 28, 2009 No Comments »

Fenestral (adj) of, like or pertaining to windows.  Funestral (adj) amusement had before heading out a window… okay, that was a stretch.  A green and white fog entered my brain this week, and along with the NaNoWriMo finish rapidly approaching, ... Read More »

Friday double funstack

November 20, 2009 No Comments »

No school last Friday means a double scoopful of links for you this week!  Let’s get started! Science: Bird Book – This amazing Flash-based site showcases the work of nature photographer Andrew Zuckerman.  These high-speed photographs present the birds without ... Read More »

Friday funviology

October 31, 2009 2 Comments »

fluviology (n): study of watercourses.  funviology (n): study of the flow of amusement Science: Cell size – An interactive comparative scale look at common cells and cell parts.  A lot like the universe-scale one from Nikon, but on a micro ... Read More »

Friday Funestella

October 23, 2009 No Comments »

fenestella (n) – recess in church wall for storing communion vessels.  funestella (n) – a hole in the internet for storing amusing links. Science: Safety song – Muppets going over chemistry lab rules?  Yes, please!  These puppets (& guest) show ... Read More »

Friday funtuitism

October 18, 2009 No Comments »

fortuitism (n): belief in evolution by chance variation.  Funtuitism (n): belief in evolution through crazy, funny happenstance. Science: Dumb inventions – Life magazine collects the 30 silliest inventions of the last century.. Ranging from a cigarette umbrella (for when you ... Read More »

Friday Fundango

October 11, 2009 No Comments »

The dance begins! Science: How many people are in space right now – Just in case you need to know, for some reason. Evolution, animated – This NFB film from the 1970s shows evolutionary progression in a humourous animated style.  ... Read More »

Friday funtogenesis

October 2, 2009 No Comments »

frontogenesis: creation of a weather front by meeting of air currents.  Therefore, funtogenesis: creation of fun by meeting of lots of hot air.  Onward! Social: China is 60 – It’s weird to think of this ancient country celebrating only 60 ... Read More »

Friday functotum

September 25, 2009 3 Comments »

If a factotum is a lackey, a functotum must be one who enjoys their job immensely!  And here we go: Science: Khan Academy – This non-profit has produced over 800 YouTube video tutorials in the maths and sciences. Covering all ... Read More »

Liberal beliefs held conservatively

September 15, 2009 6 Comments »

The middle of this last week was spent in Saskatoon at the UofR’s internship seminar.  The seminar itself was nothing to get excited about; fairly routine procedural stuff.  In the course of one of the discussions, however, an interesting debate ... Read More »