February 2012

  • Homeland – Great Television

    Image via Wikipedia I was very excited to see Claire Danes return to series television. Her first show, My So-Called Life was one of the best shows that television has ever produced. In her new show, Homeland, she plays a CIA agent determined to stop another terrorist attack. Her character, Carrie Matheson, hears a rumour that […]

  • Teaching Tip – Play and Learn With Lego

    Lego has so many educational benefits. It really is an amazing resource to have on hand. I’ve talked before about How to Use Lego in a Science Program but I thought today I’d expand on the other ways I use Lego in the classroom. Lego Soccer It’s nice to have some board games in the […]

  • Tracking a Mixset

    You don’t need to have any special DJ gear to make a great mixtape these days. All you need is a computer and a free program that you can download. In the last tuturial post, I showed you how to use Audacity to create a mixtape and how to match up the beats for a […]

  • A Graphic Novel a Week

    I decided that this year I am going to keep track of everything that I read and create a sort of digital book shelf. Here are some of the graphic novels I have read in the past two months. I only bought one of these books as well. All of the others I borrowed from […]

  • Original Names in the Age of Google

    In this day and age, musicians have to use the Internet effectively. There is no excuse for not researching your band name before you even consider trying to start a music career. If you are starting a band, a rap group, or even launching a solo carreer, I think your first step should be to […]

  • Support the First Lady! Teach Your Students about the 5 Best Brain Foods for Learning

    Image via Wikipedia On January 25, 2012, ABC News reported on a Los Angeles school district making huge strides toward improving the nutrition of their school lunches, just as First Lady Michelle Obama starts in on her new healthy eating initiative for American schools. The Los Angeles Unified School District has been acknowledged by the […]

  • The Help – Excellent Movie

    The Help is an incredible film. It’s based upon the novel by Kathryn Stockett. I’ve heard good things about the book but I have so much on my plate right now that I knew I probably wouldn’t get around to reading it. That’s why I watched the film last night, and I am so glad […]

  • Transformers Autographs

    I love going to comic book conventions and meeting some of the creative people who create the comics I enjoy. Here are a few of the Transformers autographs I have in my collection. I got this book autographed a few years back. It is the trade paperback to the first Generation 1 story Dreamwave Comics […]

  • Become a DJ With Just Your Computer

    Becoming a DJ is a lot easier in this day and age. When I was younger, to become a DJ, you had to buy some pretty expensive gear. Nowadays, DJ sets can be relatively inexpensive, but before you run out and buy one, why not try mixing for free with just your computer? I use […]

  • We Love Books Day (Not Valentine’s Day)

    Happy Valentine’s Day… (Photo credit: Јerry) I’ve never liked celebrating Valentine’s Day in the classroom. I’m always happy to see when the day falls on a weekend so I can let it slip by relatively unnoticed. But even on those special years, the kids manage to bring in Valentine’s cards or treats to share. It’s […]