Learning about voice


This should definitely be in the running for Exhibit A when you get into the argument that the computer adds more to the learning environment than just a textbook. The topic is science and how does your body generate sounds. Now, back in the day, I remember how I learned about this.  There was this [...]

Time flies


I had forgotten about this activity until I checked into this infographic. The complete infographic and the story behind it is available at How the Average Working Adult Spends Days. So, check it out to see where all those hours (days) went. The activity?  In an elementary or secondary school, it would just be a [...]

This explains a lot


I really enjoy it when interactions generate lots of new things.  That happened to me this past week. As she regularly does, Aviva Dunsiger made a comment on one of my blog posts and turned me on to a resource being served up to the world on the Hamilton Wentworth commons.  In the process, she [...]

A cipher widget


Another widget from code.org takes you on the route to encrypting messages.  If you're going to send a message, you need to do something a little sophisticated than what we did in elementary school which, if I recall, was as simple as moving each character in the message one ahead.  So, DOUG becomes EPVH.  Then, [...]

Doug gets cultured


One of the things that I really like to do anywhere I go is explore.  There's so much to see if you just take the time to do so.  I don't know, for sure, if my wife enjoys it but I certainly do.  With Google's "new" Arts & Culture application, I can extend my exploration [...]

Ziglar Quotes


I got on a bit of a roll because of a few things. Saturday, a number of us on the Bring IT, Together Conference committee met in London to evaluate the sessions submitted for inclusion in the conference.  There were so many great proposals, including a couple that talked about how to make better presentations [...]