Month: November 2014

So one ends, And another begins

This has been a great month. I have really had a lot of fun going back through a lot of videos that I had stored away in different places. I’ll continue to share what I can, but with the start of December tomorrow, it is time for a new theme. Let’s not be coy about…

AVADIN – Day 30 – To You From Me

Here are the videos that I have created. Mostly Math provocations, but I am starting to branch into some video blogging, and other interests: Math Playlist – Featuring Tables full of stuff! Odds and Ends Do with them what you please! Feel free to ask for videos in the comments below. I have had a…

AVADIN – Day 29 – Nearing Completion

The Paralympic games don’t get nearly the publicity that the main games do, but the accomplishments there are demonstrably more impressive. Here is a playlist of some of the best Canadian Highlights – from a Cross-Country skier falling down and then still winning gold, to wheel chair curling, sledge hockey and a wrap up montage.…

AVADIN – Day 28 – Mashup Redux

This is one of my favourite Mashups from this past year. Maybe it’s because my previous class did a dance to Wake Me Up by Avicii. Maybe it is because the internet loves Rick Astley. Maybe it is because I loved Fresh Prince growing up. Maybe it’s becuase I own the Chumbawumba album. Maybe it…

AVADIN – Day 27 – Content Decisions

This is one for the older set; probably Grade 8 or higher. The motivation to read is something that is intrinsic because even the most exciting reward system isn’t sustainable over the long haul. What is your reason? Lesson Ideas: Why Do You Read? Tell a inspiring story Analyze the story path BONUS VIDEO: Grey…

AVADIN – Day 25 – History is Really Long

Inconceivably long. In his re-imagining of Cosmos, Neil Degrasse Tyson used a “Cosmic Calendar”, which compressed all of time into a 12 month calendar. It was an interesting way to visualize and compare, but it still suffers from a problem of scale. I don’t think there could be any real comparison that would truly give…

AVADIN – Day 24 – Lending a Hand

Real life examples of true selflessness are, to be honest, getting easier to come by. YouTube has become a great resource of feel good stories and touching moments. These are great discussion starting points as we talk about what impact the actions had and what we might have done in the same situation. One that…