Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Using a CLIPS Activity in SMART Notebook

CLIPS are a collection of Math Learning Objects that are organized along research-based instructional trajectories. Greg Clarke gave a complete session at the ECOO Conference in November on ways that having an interactive whiteboard enhances the use of CLIPS.

Giancarlo Brotto
, Education Consultant for SMART Technologies in Ontario, presented at one of Advanced Presentation Products Discovery Days in North Bay this fall. He impressed the crowd with his demonstration of the new SMART Notebook Math product and the use of SMART's student response system. I reminded him about CLIPs and the efforts that were made to make them useful offline to teachers. He then created this short demonstration and posted in to the Ontario SMART Forum.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I rank 28th!

in North Bay...

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Does ukulele music appeal disproportionately to geeks?

One early morning this week, when I definitely had better things to do, a blog post at Inside the CBC, led me to this video by Tim Tamashiro:

So then I decided to see what else was on youtube using infinitube.net. The leading video there now is the one that Greg liked so much. My pre-dawn surfing, however, led me to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

If, as I hypothesize, these performances appeal more to geeks than the general population, maybe you will like these videos. There are lots more there.

Comment Moderation

I have reluctantly turned on comment moderation since the spam comments outnumber by far the real comments. I don't like doing this, but it seems more time efficient.

Is anyone else being plagued by spam comments? Has there been a rash of them in the last six weeks or has some evil blog directory been updated to include mine?