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Friday Fundeism

June 18, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Fundeism

Fideism (n): doctrine that knowledge depends on faith over reason.  Fundeism (n): doctrine that places amusement above all.  This will be my last Fun Friday update for this school year – they’ll pick up again in the fall, time permitting.  ... Read More »

Funraminated Friday

June 11, 2010 1 Comment »

Foraminated (adj): perforated or pierced with small holes.  Funraminated (adj): shot through with comedy.  Here are this week’s links: Language: Language apps (1, 2, 3) – In this three-part post, Mrs. Jones, a second-language teacher from Britain, looks at iPod ... Read More »

Friday Funcimeter

June 4, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funcimeter

Focimeter (n): instrument for measuring focal length of a lens.  Funcimeter (n): instrument for delivering amusement to your eyeballs.  Here are this week’s links: Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon resources – A teacher lists sites with updates on the BP oil ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Friday Funambulism

April 30, 2010 Comments Off on Friday Funambulism

funambulism (n): tightrope walking; show of mental agility.  Hey!  That word already starts with fun– … I guess that answers the question, “Where’s the fun in that?”  Here are your links: Language Arts: Challenged books – The ALA’s list of ... Read More »

Funraginous Friday

April 23, 2010 Comments Off on Funraginous Friday

Farraginous (adj): disordered; jumbled; miscellaneous. Funraginous (adj): pile of assorted amusements.  I only have eleven this week, so here they are, unordered: BBC photo classes – The Beeb’s Wildlife Magazine’s “12-part series on the art of wildlife and nature photography.  ... Read More »

Funlipendulous Friday

April 16, 2010 Comments Off on Funlipendulous Friday

Filipendulous (adj): hanging by or strung on a thread.  Funlipendulous (adj): the thin thread that ties this definition to amusement (whoa, meta).  Here we go! Social: Old age – This is the elderly age.  As the article points out, “Of ... Read More »

Thoughtful Thursday

April 1, 2010 Comments Off on Thoughtful Thursday

Since tomorrow we are all off on vacation, I thought I’d do the links roundup thing today.  Here’s the list: Social: Afghanistan – The Big Picture’s monthly take on life in the troubled country of Afghanistan includes celebration and tragedy. ... Read More »

Funbulist Friday

March 26, 2010 Comments Off on Funbulist Friday

fabulist (n): one who invents fables. funbulist (n): one who shares links.  Here we go! Language Arts: Reading together – Heartwarming story about a father and daughter who read together at bedtime for over three thousand consecutive nights. Libraries – ... Read More »