I thought we posted on this last year.  Jason Griffey takes The State of the Union address and remixes the top 75 words into a tag cloud.  Now that he’s done it two years in a row, it could be an interesting look at the state of affairs over the last two years. 2008 Address… Read More


Debra Jean Dean, a voiceover artist, has released a creative commons reading of both The Constitution and The Declaration of Independence.  Beautifully read, totally free to share, cut, and remix with attribution. The Constitution The Declaration via BoingBoing … Read More


Well not so secret anymore- here are some interesting quotes I pulled from Twitter* today. They are at a conference and may be quoting others so please excuse any misattributions. Perhaps we should define digital fluency not in terms of *being* (what I am) but in terms of *doing* (what I can do, and habitually… Read More


National Geographic has an amazing interactive look at the brain, heart, digestive system, lungs and skin. You can stimulate the brain with a variety of inputs and see what part of the brain reacts. The heart can be “put through the paces”, the digestive system fed, and the skin aged. You can even trigger an… Read More


This question on the MACUL Ning space got me thinking (you may be wondering why I’m part of a Michigan edtech group when I live in VA- answer Ben Rimes). As a School Board Trustee in Lapeer Community Schools(6500 students) I am very excited about passing our first Bond in 34 years!!! With the passage… Read More


Here’s another example of art meeting science. A group of printmakers from all over the world created individual prints (using a variety of mediums) to create a periodic table. This might be a great cross-curriculum project. You could also apply this idea to math formulas and scientific/physical laws. via Neatorama… Read More


Looking for a way to get your students thinking about current events, how the US is not the only place on Earth and have it all in a nice humorous weekly package? Where else will you get a mix of Chinese communists, Australian Aborigines and German polar bears in one paragraph. It’s also all properly… Read More


There’s a TED Conference pass for sale on EBay. It’s now at $32,000 (starting price was $10,000 and it’s gone up $9,000 since I looked last night). Bidding ends on February 3rd so you’ve still got time. If you haven’t watched the TED conferences they are up for free on iTunes (video or audio) or… Read More


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Our county has adopted Exam View Pro for assessments this year. Every middle and high school teacher has been trained on how to use the software, and they were asked to create their exams on it for this first semester. We have been using Exam View’s Test Center as a host for the tests. Tuesday,… Read More