OK, I threw in the Advent part. If you’re playing Angry Birds in your Google Chrome Browser, you should have noticed a new set of games. The implementation is just like the Advent calendars that we used to get as kids! You know, the ones where there’s a chocolate hidden behind the numbers from 1-Christmas Day.
This new version of Angry Birds gives you a puzzle a day to solve. Not only that, but there are some enjoyable comics to go along with the project. It’s very nicely done. If you’re using Chrome and haven’t started already, install and open Angry Birds and get caught up. Just a word of warning though – maybe it’s just that you get a single level a day – these are tough.
Looking for an Advent calendar with some educational value? Check out Woodlands Junior’s offering on their page devoted to all kinds of Christmas things. To date, it’s been an interesting geography investigation behind the days reveal.
And, surprises are hidden behind the numbered stockings in the Boowa and Kwala free Advent Calendar.
Advent calendars are fun to work with at home with little kids and display nicely and form all kinds of activities for emergent counters when paired with an interactive white board.
The Quick 10: 10 Ways Shakespeare Changed Everything – Mental Floss
The basic thesis of Stephen Marche’s How Shakespeare Changed Everything becomes obvious very early on (as in, it is expressed in the title). According to this fun, lyrically written and well-researched book, here are just ten of the many ways that Shakespeare changed everything:
Blogsy for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Great blogging utility for the iPad
Blogsy for iPad
In version 1 of Blogsy we support the blogging platforms Blogger and both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress blogs. Blogsy also support the photo sites Flickr and Picasa and the video site YouTube. But we know, and the data supports, that not everyone on the web uses these platforms or services. So we created some polls where you can vote for the platform or service you would like to see added next. We also would like to hear if you think there is some feature you think we could add to Blogsy to make it the ultimate blogging app for the iPad.
Top ten password cracking techniques | Security | Features | PC Pro
Think your passwords are secure? Think again
If you want to ensure your password, and the data it protects, is as secure against hackers as possible then be sure to read The Ultimate Guide to Passwords in the upcoming issue of PC Pro, on sale next week.
13 Ways To Use iMovie In The Classroom « EdApps.ca
Is there an app for that? Well, chances are there are dozens of apps for anything you want to do, but sometimes you find one app that is robust enough to have multiples uses for you and your students. For me, iMovie is that app. I find myself using it for everything from slow motion videography to documentation, to presentations and everything in-between. Below are 13 ways that I have used iMovie (or have heard of others using iMovie) with students to enhance learning.
Is Google Making us E-tards? [infographic] | Daily Infographic
My opinion was (and still is) that the internet is ultimately expanding the possibilities of innovation for the coming generations. It is a catalyst for open communication and will provide us with mental framework that will propel the geniuses of our time forward with more vigor than ever before.
SMART Board Goodies » Blog Archive » Twitter Template (Notebook)
I had a request from one of my readers to create a Twitter template in SMART Notebook similar to the Facebook Template I shared in February. I’ve finished it, so here it is! Your students can use this template to create a “fake” Twitter page for a famous person in history, an athlete, or a character in a book.
Social Media Propaganda Posters by Aaron Wood | Design Milk
SOCIAL MEDIA PROPAGANDA POSTERS BY AARON WOOD
Apps in Education: 12 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom
Storytelling continues to gain popularity as an educational activity as it stimulates a deep thinking process, it provides opportunities for reflection and it enhances and enriches the learning experience for our students. Storytelling is a very powerful way of communicating with our peers and portrays to others who we are and what our own stories are. It also provides an opportunity to connect with a group by creating a shared experience. This is vital in any community but more so in an educational setting where we are nurturing and fostering creativity.
Math is Fun – Maths Resources
Big collection of resources for mathematics fun.
What Facebook users “Like” [infographic] – Holy Kaw!
What Facebook users “Like” [infographic]
45 Most Powerful Images of 2011
Incredible stories in each of these images.
ClioESL | Scoop.it
“Resources for those learning or teaching English as a second language”
If Websites Were Actually Magazines
Remember when magazines were your only option? If you long for those days of old, then you’ll enjoy this gallery of popular websites reimagined as magazines. Thank god for the internetz.
The Khan Academy Opens Its Virtual Doors — Carefully | MindShift
As of today, there are more than 2,700 videos on the Khan Academy site. All of them have been created by Salman Khan himself, with the exception of those produced by the SmartHistory team who Khan hired a few months ago.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.