Saturday, January 31, 2009

what is school for

Seth Godin writes: Seems like a simple question, but given how much time and money we spend on it, it has a wide range of answers, many unexplored, some contradictory. I have thoughts about education, how
we use it to market ourselves and compete, and I realized that without a common place to start, it's hard to figure out what to do.
So, a starter list. The purpose of school is to:

Friday, January 30, 2009

cool family pic


how cool is this. this is my sister's family. you can do it too - see http://obamiconme.pastemagazine.com/

my favorite kids ever



a
whole
new
dimension

of
h a p p y .


Monday, January 5, 2009

story of the dance


i had a request for the video of the guy who danced all over the world. so here's the link of matt ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4

this is the one where he's dancing with everybody in 2008 - not real good resolution, click on the hd option if you can...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFJGrJUNhCA

and here's a link to a video of him explaining the whole process..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue1GZ4IUFiU&feature=channel

i also had many requests for the the guy who danced all over tv...

video

the story of stuff







great find molly. great story. the video is long - 20 min - but very enlightening.http://www.storyofstuff.com/international/

Sunday, January 4, 2009

powerpoints, godin

so much to learn...
this guy has a lot to share....












if his thinking stretches you like it does me...peruse his top 20 blogs for 08. for starters... http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/12/a-years-worth-o.html.


some that got me thinking about my classroom....
1) bad powerpoints:
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/01/really_bad_powe.html
and
2) nine steps to powerpoint magic:
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/10/nine-steps-to-p.html

traffic for your blog, godin


write like a blogger, seth godin



how blogging can help all of us become better writers - which means better communicators - which means one giant step closer to success/change.
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/04/write-like-a-bl.html

is effort a myth, seth godin

nice new year's thinking. great practical suggestions if you're serious about change.
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/10/is-effort-a-myt.html

what can organization do...seth godin

for those looking for the premise or the pupose of all the tribes talk.
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/04/what-happens-wh.html