Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another cool video. . .

I've been lucky enough to come across another cool little video. It's quite simple, yet says a lot!

For more please visit this site - Ingredient X Entertainment - Tales of Mere Existence by Lev Yilmiz : http://www.ingredientx.com

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The future of the book

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

An interesting video offering a glimpse of one possible future.  Making every experience a multi-media event.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Too cute for words . . .

I came across a little cat video. 

I then followed the link to the Simon's Cat site and found that a really cute photo competition has just started.  What fun this is going to be in November for my Year 7's and 8's!

Take a photo of your favourite animal with Simon's Cat!

"In celebration of the new Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence book we've decided to hold a fun photo competition! In the book Simon's Cat ventures beyond his garden fence and discovers wondrous new sights and encounters many new animal friends.
 We'd like to take inspiration from the book by having Simon's Cat visit all your favourite animal friends all around the world!

We are pleased to have by Sue Lang of Stray Cat Rescue as guest judge. She will be the assisted in judging by Simon Tofield. "


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6

Ewan McIntosh brought up a really good point about how PBL (project based learning)  should aim at solving real life problems and what effect these projects can have on his blog post of October 6.   I teach Technology at a new MYP school just outside of Lisbon in Portugal.  One of the main goals of the MYP is for students to become problem solvers.  A fine goal indeed . . .

Also linked to his post was this great site from Stanford University (http://dschool.stanford.edu/k12/). It's worth a visit.