26/11 Music, Geography, Careers

I’ve not posted anything for Home Economics/Food Tech but I did have a thought about that curriculum area. That is an area where the dog eating your homework would be a legitimate concern. Plus, the dog NOT wanting to eat your homework would also be cause for concern.

Slight segue….I have a dog and he is a super-weird little scruffbag who will eat pretty much anything that ‘falls’ out of pockets, or off table….but if you offer him a bit of food he goes and sits on his mat and stares at the curtain.

Picture for proof….I had the audacity to offer him a bit of carrot. (He’d just finished snacking on an old bit of lint that fell out of my pocket)…I sometimes wonder if he is annoyed at me because I don’t back him up in his fights with the vacuum cleaner.

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  1. A magic transistor of old songs! I just thought of a new word…….. somg n. words set to music such that when you hear it you go, ‘oh my god’!

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http://www.magictransistor.com/radio

 

2. Just spent an hour at oldmaps…felt like 5 minutes.

Antique Maps of the WorldDouble Hemisphere Map Henricus Hondius c 1630
Antique Maps of the World Double Hemisphere Map Henricus Hondius c 1630

http://www.oldmapsonline.org/

 

3. Whatcha gonna do when you grow up?

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http://www.bls.gov/ooh/a-z-index.htm

 

19/11/2015 English; Social Studies; History

1.When I was a Uni student, doing English Lit, they made us wade through the morass that was Finnegan’s Wake. Even now I will sometimes wake in a cold sweat, dreaming of that dream of a book and hearing the lecturer’s words…”Finnegan’s Wake has a reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language.”

This website would have made it all so much easier….

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http://www.finwake.com/

2. Very cool for Social Studies! This is an interactive map of every known tomb in the valley of the Kings.

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http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/

3. History seems to have some of the most interesting resources I come across. Here’s another beautifully made site…

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http://www.ddaytovictory.ca/

12/11/2015 Three Things That Fit Into….English/Media/Life Sciences/Photography/Journalism

We have just started our major external examinations for students doing NCEA Levels 1,2, 3, and Scholarship (14-18 age range). So this week I needed to relax a little and find some (educationally) fun things to do with junior classes.

1.Try a pic taking scavenger hunt around your school! It can have (at a bare minimum): a mixed team component at start (I put them into three random teams based on drawing cards, meaning that girls who didn’t usually work together, did!); timed element for activity so they had to move FAST (got their sweat on…you’re welcome PE dept.); co-operative elements (taking turns being photographer, building the shots correctly); technology element (because they had to put together a team ppt or slideshow at end…); fun element when we watched the finished ppts/slideshows at end and voted on best shots. 

Scavenger Picture Hunt Ideas… (feel free to email me if you would like the word document of this list…It’s heaps flasher)

  • Team pic with one of the statues around the school as if it is a celebrity and you are behaving as if you are excited to have encountered him/her.
  • Riding “air-horses” down the steps towards to pool area.
  • Take a picture of your entire team playing ‘Twister’ without the twister mat.
  • Get two members of your team to re-enact the King Of The World scene from Titanic.
  • Entire team in mid-air…..jump shot!
  • Get a teacher to sing to you. (Bonus points for a rap)
  • The entire team with an international student, playing a musical instrument.
  • A creative version of Pi….3.14
  • The entire team posing for a photo with coins over their eyes
  • Everyone in one toilet stall.
  • Everyone “searching” frantically on the ground for a lost contact lens.
  • One team member dressed as a superhero
  • A different team member dancing with a staff member.

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2. A fun site that allows you to get interactive with life sciences!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/

3. Beautiful, heartwarming, inspiring? Jeez, you don’t want much do you? Lucky I found this site….get the hanky out.

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http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/1-in-8-million/index.html#

History/Christmas Shopping/ArtPhotography 5/11/2015

Number 1 today is brilliant for History buffs. It even has a very nifty youtube video explaining how to use the site….just click on the i button top right corner…

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http://www.chronas.org/history

2. Do you have a bloke in your life who is hard to buy for? I know this is not education related, but hey, Christmas is fast approaching and I’m thinking this link is the perfect way to find that stand-out prezzie! The developer of this site is also creating one called girlneedsgift…..will keep you posted!

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http://www.guyneedsgift.com/

3. This site has amazing high res copyright free photos for you to use as you see fit…..I have already changed my screensaver a number of times!

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https://unsplash.com/