Khan Academy/PrintFriendly/Whiplash

1.App: Khan Academy. This always makes me think of Star Wars and Klingons. There’s also a great website that I have linked the picture to.

Khan

https://www.khanacademy.org/

2. Website: Print Friendly!

This is a really, REALLY handy website that takes those pesky HTML pages and makes them print friendly, and savable as pdfs, etc…..Honestly a huge time saver for me.

Printfriendly

https://www.printfriendly.com/

 

3. Movie: Whiplash. Imagine Raging Bull, Rocky, or The Fighter – replace the boxing gloves with drumsticks and set it all in the Hallways of Fame or Glee!  It’s gonna be an exciting combination of talent, ambition, and brutality. If you have a Senior Student who loves their music, they are going to love this film. Lots of swearing so I have to give it a NSFL tag….even the trailer should be R Rated!

VideoScience/Everest/Foxcatcher

  1. VideoScience App: This is pretty cool, but I did experience some difficulty exiting from the videos…had to kick the app off completely.

videoscience

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/videoscience/id333284085?mt=8

2. Great for Creative Writing, Science, Geography, Physics……This is an eerie, inspiring, and incredible website. Today I learnt that bodies are left on Everest because it is too dangerous to bring them down. Occasionally, special expeditions set out to find, identify, move, or cover a body… but they are rarely brought down. As you can see, exposure and exhaustion are huge dangers on Mt. Everest. The air is thin, and oxygen deprivation is a real threat. Temperatures are so low that frostbite can occur in minutes. Helping someone who is on the brink of death is almost certainly a death sentence for yourself too. Climbers know this, and that is why they often leave behind people who are struggling. Helping is futile. Still….I think it would rank with space burial as an awesome place to spend eternity.

MtEverest

http://www.explore-everest.com/mt-everest-journey.html

3. Foxcatcher (Directed by Bennett Miller)

Here’s three names I never thought I’d see in a film together: Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell, and Mark Ruffalo. And I still can’t decide which of the three gave the better performance! They were all superb. I loved the recreation of the late 80’s in the sets, especially Tatum’s apartment, I loved the slow burn of building tension, I loved the psychological warfare. I went into this film with no knowledge of John DuPont, Team Foxcatcher, and the Schultz brothers. And that’s the best way to see this film.

Suffice to say, I went to Netflix and watched the documentary about these events after watching the film….

Don’t google the events, just watch this film! (Trailer with no spoilers below)

foxcatcher
Steve Carell is almost unrecognisable…..

(Trailer with no spoilers below)