March 2013

  • The Sweathearts of the Galaxy Need Your Help

    Tallest Silver and Kit Quinn are the Sweathearts of the Galaxy. If you’ve followed me on the blog or on Tumblr, you already know that I am a big fan of their cosplay. I especially love Tallest Silver as Power Girl. They are trying to finance a web series and they need your help. Watch […]

  • James Bond in Space and A Super-Hero Family

    Here are the latest graphic novels that I have read this year. Star Wars: Agent of the Empire – Iron Eclipse James Bond in space, that’s basically what this story is, but it goes a little deeper than that. Jahan Cross is the secret agent in this series and he works for the Empire. He […]

  • Writing Rap Songs With Students

    This is the fourth lesson in my unit on Rap Music. In this lesson, I set the parameters of the rap songwriting assignment, I share a few examples of rap songs, and then I put the students into groups and have them start writing. You can download the Smartboard file of this lesson for free […]

  • Little Women and Me – My New Favourite Book

    I was at the library and this book called to me. It was sitting on the top of a bookcase, proudly on display. It seemed to be saying, “Hey, Chase! This is just the book you want to read.” Who am I to argue with a book? I really loved the story of Little Women […]

  • Still Collecting Daredevil Toys

    Daredevil is my favourite superhero and I’ve managed to build up a pretty nice collection of merchandise. Here are my latest additions to the collection. It’s hard to see the newest piece here. It is small and my camera doesn’t have a macro focus. This toy is called a Bonkazonk and it is quite similar […]

  • The Power of Perseverance

    Here is some motivation for your day. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And then, if you still don’t succeed, change up your strategy. We can learn a lot from our fine feathered friends and this very determined eagle. Watch and enjoy! I originally found this video on Larry Felazzo’s blog. If […]

  • Making Rap Beats with Students

    This is the third lesson in my unit on rap music. Today, we are looking at creating a drum beat using a simple and free drum machine that can be easily downloaded. There are several of these programs that you can use. I used Hammerhead simply because it was already installed on our school computers. […]

  • London was a Buzz with Skaters

    The World Figure Skating Championships were held in London, Ontario, Canada this past week. The whole city was abuzz with energy. The downtown core was certainly the place to be, even if you didn’t have tickets. Every night, there was a special light show projected right onto the side of the Budweiser Gardens. The show […]

  • Chasing Content – March 2009

    It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content. Let’s glide through the clouds and find some of the great posts of the past. Read all of the posts from March 2009 . . .  or just these extra special ones. The Internet Should Be Free “I think the Internet is to this generation what the […]

  • Shad Autograph

    Shad is an incredible rapper. In fact, I think he’s one of the best that Canada has ever seen. I had the chance to interview him a few years back and he gave me this autograph. You can listen to the hour-long interview with the player below, download the podcast for free, or read the transcript now. […]