My Response to Spammers


Thanks to the Spam Filter in Gmail, it is seldom that anything annoying gets into my real mail stream.  For that, I’m eternally grateful.  But, it’s good practice to take a peek periodically and see that nothing legitimate ended up in the wrong place.  Then, even though Google does it automatically, I do have the [...]

links for 2010-07-30


Bryce 7 Personal Learning Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com Create your own terrestrial paradise with this highly accessible and professional 3D landscaping and animation tool. With Bryce 7 you can add unbelievable realism with Image Based Lighting, true instancing, improved skies and clouds, and even particle emitters. Plus, the [...]

Application or Web


or who cares? A couple of weeks ago, I had done my regular #FollowFriday routine recognizing some of the active Ontario Educators on Twitter – only this time, I had used the website paper.li to create a newsletter of the daily activity.  It’s very cool – all that I did was provide my list of [...]

links for 2010-07-29


http://www.sweetsearch.com/today Welcome to the beta version of SweetSearch2Day, where students learn something new every day. SweetSearch2Day, from Dulcinea Media, offers a daily curated assortment of the best content on the Web for history, language arts, science, news, culture and other topics. It was developed in consultation with leading educators to help integrate timely topi (tags: [...]

A Very Cool Day


Yesterday for me started with this update from my FourSquare account. When he was a little boy, every other Sunday morning had been spent together watching Formula 1 with Michael Schumacher in his Benetton days.  He moved, of course, to Ferrari and we followed his career and his spectacular driving abilities there.  Like most guys, [...]

links for 2010-07-28


Flisti - Create free online polls without signing-up Create free online polls without signing-up (tags: polls surveys poll tools web2.0 Flisti survey) Random Color Swatch Generator | SwatchSpot Lock in the colors you like and shuffle away the ones you don't. Once you're satisfied, grab the color codes or download your palette. (tags: generator color [...]

Age of Discovery not Dead


This is one of the most exciting things I’ve read in a long time.  This story appears in the National Post this morning. Having just returned from Alaska and seeing the huge impact that glaciers can have on the environment, it’s easy to see and understand how this could happen. If you’re interested in discovery [...]