Monday, August 13, 2007

Bungie Jumping Barbie

While scrolling through the tweets generated today on Twitter, one caught my attention. Glad2be twittered: "Home from day of 'laying the foundation' Pre-AP workshop. Labs were fun, we made Barbie bungie jump." Glad2be also commented that there are some different Barbie bungee labs -- this one is similar to the one used in her workshop:

This looks like something my students would like. Commando Ken, or, I have it...Astronaut Ken taking a walk to repair the space shuttle.

Note to those of you reading this and snickering- they are not DOLLS, they are ACTION FIGURES.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Record High Temp Today

NC CRONOS Database (WHIT) - State Climate Office of North Carolina
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The question is, will Thursday's temperatures actually be higher than today's? We will see. Staying cool, watching STS-118 launch.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

New Feature in Twitter

I have been using a third party Twitter client and have not been using Twitter's web based app. Just a few minutes ago, I got an email notice that I had a direct message via Twitter. I as happy to see the pull down menu on the page. (see image)
I have really enjoyed sharing tips with fellow educators the last few days on Twitter. The experience is similar to being around the water cooler or teacher's lounge. However, it is better. It is hard to describe why it is better, it just is.
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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Interesting tech for my classroom

Time to start making a list of instructional needs and wants. Put this first item under the wants category. We looked at a competitor product last year.

With the AirLiner slate you can interact wirelessly with your SMART Board interactive whiteboard or Sympodium interactive pen display from 52 feet (16 m) away. The battery-free tethered pen lets you control any software application, write notes and highlight information in digital ink

SMART’s AirLiner wireless slate enables you to teach from anywhere and allows students to interact with information from their seats. Multiple slate users can write at the same time as someone at the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.

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