September 2011

  • Stupid Cell Phone

    Image via WikipediaI’ve always enjoyed Steve Smith’s comedy. Even before he created the very cool, duct tape loving, character of Red Green. When I found out that he was doing a one man show called “Red Green’s Wit and Wisdom Tour,” I thought, “Man, I’d love to go see that.” Yesterday, as I was driving […]

  • Skateboarding, Batman, and Photoshop

    I found this image on Tumblr two weeks ago. I was impressed that Heath Ledger was skateboarding during a break from shooting. I found another image about Comics and Skateboarding and teamed them up together for a blog post. At the time, I thought the skateboarding Joker image was so cool. I also believed it was […]

  • Teaching Tip: Define Yourself – Word Collage

    I found this image on Tumblr and I immediately thought of how I could use it in the classroom. I am constantly doing this. I think it’s part of my creative process. I don’t want to be a boring teacher and just continue to use the same-old techniques and lessons over and over again. Making a […]

  • Not Impressed with Digital TV

    TV signals switched from analog to digital last week. I thought I was prepared. I bought an antenna capable of picking up both analog and digital signals and have been using it all summer long. It turns out that older televisions, even when equipped with a digital antenna, cannot process a digital signal. So I […]

  • Chasing Content – September 2010

    It’s always nice to look back at the trails we have taken to get to where we are today. That is why at the start of every month, I dig through the archives to unearth some of the best posts from last year at this time. You can read all of the posts from last September […]

  • 2 Month Goal for Teachers: Know Your Students

    Image via WikipediaSchool starts today. Teachers are preparing for a brand new bunch of students to enter their lives. They need to start the year off in such a way as to engage the students, set the tone of the classroom, establish classroom routines and procedures, enforce the school rules and policies, and collect data. […]

  • Hip-Hop Night was Ill (Literally)

    Friday night was hip-hop night at The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) K-os was the headliner of the concert. He is an amazingly talented singer, songwriter, rapper, and musician. I was very excited to finally get a chance to see him in concert. The best hip-hop shows, in my humble opinion, include a DJ who can cut and […]

  • Camping Adventure Part 2: Determined Raccoons

    Image via Wikipedia I’m lucky to have a girlfriend who is such a great cook. She can even work her magic on an open fire. I know if it were left up to me, we would have eaten hotdogs, sausages, and simple stuff like that during our camping trip. Dana cooked some amazing meals on […]