Math/Presentations/Research-History

The post about wikipedia last week provoked a lot of comment online about the reliability of wikipedia. It was an interesting discussion and ultimately we agreed that like all resources you just have to filter the information you find and make sure you can back it up with other sources. As I meandered through wikipedia I did find this little gem on velociraptors though.

1.Math-Scale: I have been suckered into thinking that velociraptors were these imposing, pack-hunting dinosaurs….turns out they are just aggressive turkeys….

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vraptor-scale.svg

2. Presentations: My thanks to Carolyn Dwight, the SCT from Otumoetai College who kindly sent me some sites that I could use for this blog. I’m not going to use them all at once, I will drip feed them out! This one was a cracker and came just as I was looking for a good tiger roar sound (I’m building a ppt for Life of Pi, Richard Parker needs to be seen AND heard).

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http://www.findsounds.com/

3.Research/History I apologize in advance for the time I am about to steal from you. Enter this website at your own peril (especially Historians). It’s just a trove of fascinating articles and essays.

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http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/

 

 

Research/Economics/Media

  1. The Wikiverse! Research: If the thought of recklessly clicking through hundreds of Wikipedia entries at a time no longer floats your boat, here is a new immersive way to drift through a galaxy of wiki links like Han Solo in the Millenium Falcon.
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Built by Owen Cornec. Wikiverse is a cosmic web of information.

To access any entry on Wikipedia, simply click on a star and Wikiverse will pull up the information for you.

http://wikiverse.io/

2. Economics: It would seem that the time has come for hoardings to go up and for the politicians to brush off their best baby kissing lips. Thanks to colleague Jo McDowell (Economics) for this site [put together by ex-student of Tonia Calverley]. With the elections fast approaching it’s pretty appropriate!

voters choice

http://voterschoice.co.nz/

3. Media: Ads from the past.

Thanks

colleague Rebecca Trethowen. I immediately searched for the old Hugo and Holly KFC ad…remember that one? “Hugo said you go, and I said no you go, and soon he was back, with a pack and then Dad hit the track and so we ate in the back feeling better inside……”….those kids were politically incorrectly fat on the grease of Kentucky Fried Chicken!

hugo

http://www.ngataonga.org.nz/set/sellebration

Three things: An archive of content…

Three amazing sites today that really do what the internet was set up for. They archive material.

And WHAT an archive. Let me introduce a picture I found in the first minute of browsing http://publicdomainreview.org/

carrying-ox

That’s just brilliant.

So the 3 archive sites are:

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.co.nz/

http://www.atlasobscura.com/

http://publicdomainreview.org/

Or what about this one….any guesses what it pertains to?

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There are videos, maps, essays, books….I’m loving these sites. 🤓

 

 

 

Art/Mathematics/Debates

Last three things for the term…..I have to say, these holidays are much anticipated and I am looking forward to the down time. Having said that I’m heading to the NZATE conference at the Copthorne Resort, Waitangi. That should be fantastic! 🙂

1.Art

silk

There is something soothing about Art and this website in particular.

http://weavesilk.com/

2. Mathematics

desmos

Got an equation to graph? Don’t we all! Here’s the site to help you out.

https://www.desmos.com/

3. Debating

debates

Nothing like finding an interesting point of view to an argument!

http://www.debatepedia.org/

Economics, Chemistry, Bio/Art?

Three things on a Thursday….now with bonus jokes.

1.Economics:

Three economists went out hunting, and came across a large deer. The first economist fired, but missed, by a metre to the left. The second economist fired, but also missed, by a metre to the right. The third economist didn’t fire, but shouted in triumph, “We got it! We got it!”

eco

https://resourcetrade.earth/

2.Chemistry:

I heard Oxygen and Magnesium were going out, and I was like, OMg!

Sorry…that was a bad one.

Chem

http://ptable.com/

3.Bio/Art:

Not a Joke: Apparently this site is rendered in something called CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) and it’s REALLY difficult to master…….so even though I didn’t know it, this is a masterpiece of a site….apparently. It’s a bit wasted on me….I’m too much of a Luddite to really appreciate this.

 

artbio

http://species-in-pieces.com/#

 

 

Media/Conflict/Tech Issues

1.The Oracle of Bacon….ok, so this is a complete waste of time…in fact I challenge someone to come up with an educational purpose for this website. 😛

bacon

https://oracleofbacon.org/

2. Much more sobering…this site is an interactive map of all current world conflicts. Conversation starter for many subjects.

conflicts

https://mideast.liveuamap.com/

3. Finally an acknowledgement to Annie White http://bit.ly/2rOkRYY  who is posting some really interesting blog articles including the link below to another blog about tech use and ethics in the classroom.

Capture

http://ethicsandtechnologyuseineducation.blogspot.co.nz/

Math/Science/Careers

1.100 Math problems anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

math

https://brilliant.org/100day/?utm_source=teachers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=100day&utm_term=algebra&utm_content=simplev

2. Get your skeletons here…..

kine

https://www.kineman.com/

3. Careers – Thanks to my son for this one….you get a 30 day free trial then when you go to cancel, they offer another 60 days….so you don’t have to pay till you give it a decent workout.

Careers

https://www.skillshare.com/

 

Music/Economics/Photography

1.Music – the drum section will be a big hit. Ba Dum Tsshh

Speaking of music, I had the immense pleasure of listening to our school Chapel Choir (who are preparing for the Big Sing competition) singing at assembly….they reminded me of this quote:

“Who hears music, feels their solitude

Peopled at once.”

― Robert Browning, Poet

Sometimes we are lucky enough to be part of something that ‘peoples’ our solitude and makes us feel a sense of belonging to something bigger than our individual selves. I am sure our whole school felt that while listening to the singing.

I had nothing to do with the choir but listening to them I was incredibly proud to be a part of my school. At a couple of stages I even had to look down and fake an intense interest in my shoes as my eyes prickled with emotion! I loved every second of it.

Ii was one of those moments I will always think back on, and think how lucky I was to be there.

music

 

https://learningmusic.ableton.com/index.html

2. Globe of economic complexity…visualize 15 trillion dollars of world trade! I don’t really understand it, but damn, this is beautiful! 15 trillion dollars is an incomprehensible amount to me, but I have had a recurring dream where I win 75 million. Suffice to say I have spent a LOT of time thinking about how I’m gonna spend those 75 mill pingers.

economics

http://globe.cid.harvard.edu/?mode=productspace3D&id=US

3. Photography: My son is into photography but won’t listen to a stitch of advice from me. Lucky there are sites like this he can go to! I need to boost my creativity in some way. But not with drugs. Drugs are bad. M’kay?

photography

http://photoskop.com/

 

Music/Economics/Photography

1.Music – the drum section will be a big hit. Ba Dum Tsshh

Speaking of music, I had the immense pleasure of listening to our school Chapel Choir (who are preparing for the Big Sing competition) singing at assembly….they reminded me of this quote:

“Who hears music, feels their solitude
Peopled at once.”
― Robert Browning, Poet

Sometimes we are lucky enough to be part of something that ‘peoples’ our solitude and makes us feel a sense of belonging to something bigger than our individual selves. I am sure our whole school felt that while listening to the singing.

I had nothing to do with the choir but listening to them I was incredibly proud to be a part of my school. At a couple of stages I even had to look down and fake an intense interest in my shoes as my eyes prickled with emotion! I loved every second of it.

Ii was one of those moments I will always think back on, and think how lucky I was to be there.

music

 

https://learningmusic.ableton.com/index.html

2. Globe of economic complexity…visualize 15 trillion dollars of world trade! I don’t really understand it, but damn, this is beautiful! 15 trillion dollars is an incomprehensible amount to me, but I have had a recurring dream where I win 75 million. Suffice to say I have spent a LOT of time thinking about how I’m gonna spend those 75 mill pingers.

economics

http://globe.cid.harvard.edu/?mode=productspace3D&id=US

3. Photography: My son is into photography but won’t listen to a stitch of advice from me. Lucky there are sites like this he can go to! I need to boost my creativity in some way. But not with drugs. Drugs are bad. M’kay?

photography

http://photoskop.com/

 

English/Formclass, Geo, PE

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“Go, go, go Joseph…” Still humming the tunes from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat which I saw in Wellington on the weekend. I love that show and must have seen it at least 8 times in different venues and guises. This one featured angels on hoverboards, Trump as the ‘hairy Ishmaelite’, flashing LED sneakers, and other pyrotechy bits and bobs. But at its heart this remains a story about chasing your dreams. And that innocent enthusiasm is what I love most about the show…..righto, on to three dream inspired things!

1.English/Formclass – Site with interviews and videos about people who followed their dreams and provided inspirational stories.

zidi

http://zidilife.com/

2.Geography – ever dreamt (dreamt or dreamed? I don’t think it matters, but US uses dreamed more and UK based English tends to favour [favor] dreamt) of travelling? Now get a drone to go do the travelling [traveling] for you!

drone

http://travelbydrone.com/

3.Phys Ed….dreaming of smashing out a world record for PE? Here’s a host of events you can have a go at.

records

https://recordsetter.com/