Yesterday, my wife and I took a road trip to Stratford to see their production of Camelot. We had great seats – centre stage and seats on the aisle 6 rows up. It doesn’t get much better than that. The play was full of incredible single and story telling. We thoroughly enjoyed it and Kaylee Harwood as Guenevere just blew us away. The costumes and the number of costume changes was mind numbing.
I really liked the way that the Stratford Festival used Flickr to document the play.
Creating the set and costumes – http://www.flickr.com//photos/48668126@N07/sets/72157626002594351/show/
Pictures from the play – http://www.flickr.com//photos/48668126@N07/sets/72157626693482961/show/
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There is nothing more powerful for learning that the visualization of the topic at hand. Recently, I discovered the web resource “Maps of War“. I was watching the movie “The Bridge at Remagen” and had loaded Google Earth to put the various locations from the movie into current day perspective.
Presented very much from the US perspective, animated maps describe world events like the World Wars, Iraq, and many other historical events. I must admit to being addicted to the maps and played and replayed many of them to get a high level refresher of the events.
If you’re a teacher of social studies, you might find these animations a very useful tool. Combining maps with historical imagery creates a powerful information centre. Some of the content can be disturbing so, like all resources, you should preview it carefully before use.
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An Introduction to the Semantic Web
At its most basic, the semantic web is all about improving search results, but the question we’re asked most often by people in the publishing industry is how does it work, and why is it relevant to them.
MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTS
Mysterious, Kinetic, Noisy, Do-It-Yourself Science Projects that Entice Scientific Investigation
With increased speed, greater usability, bigger data visualization, and cross browser support, you can now animate and visualize massive amounts of data in seconds – from IE to iPad.
SongZilla – The Online Music Repository
Find and stream music online
The Great Plant Hunt … following in Darwin’s footsteps
Following in Darwin’s footprints!
iGeology App | Britain’s rocks in your pocket | British Geological Survey (BGS)
iGeology is a new free smartphone App that lets you take a geological map of Britain with you wherever you go to help you learn about the rocks beneath your feet. And with the phone’s GPS, you’ll know exactly where you are.
Web 2.0 Tools for Projects
Web 2.0 Tools for Projects Livebinder
Six PowerPoint Nightmares (and How to Fix Them) | PCWorld Business Center
Even if you’ve never experienced that particular nightmare, you’ve probably heard of it. Luckily, it will probably never happen to you in real life (and if it does, you work in a very interesting industry). But if your PowerPoint presentation goes wrong in front of a gathering of your peers–or worse, a gathering of your bosses–you have a real, waking nightmare on your hands.
New Post – Smore
Create beautiful powerful pages and public instantly.
The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy | Hack Education
There’s an article in this month’s Wired Magazine about Khan Academy. The headline speaks volumes — “How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education” — as do the responses I’ve seen to the article. As usual, there’s plenty of praise for Sal Khan and his one-man-educational-video-making machine. But there’s also push-back from some quarters, particularly from educators who are highly skeptical of what Khan Academy delivers and what it stands for.
3 Tools To Cross Promote Google+ Shares On Twitter & Facebook (Chrome)
Until you decide which social media network to stick with (or in case you make up your mind to get involved in all three), here are the three Google Chrome extensions to mix your major social media networks (Google+, Twitter, Facebook).
Home page | Scratch
Since 2007 Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre has been running an Education and Outreach Program to encourage students to discover and learn about computing and software development. We have developed Scratch lesson plans, to teach software development to students. Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art and share these creations on the web.
Gaming in Kodu
This unit aims to teach students the fundamentals of games programming using Kodu, which is a visual game development environment. Using Kodu students will understand how to build a world and program characters and objects before moving on to designing their own games. Each lesson has a PowerPoint file that outlines the tasks.
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