Monday, December 29, 2014

NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD



As we do every year, it is a tradition that we ring in the New Year in every time zone around the world.  With that being said, each entertainer and host will be making this party extra special!  We will be providing decorations, party favors, champagne and all the extras to make this evening extra special.  All we need is you, ready to host the most awesome party with a mix of romantic, fun and New Year party themed music to ring it in at the stroke of Midnight for that time zone!
Let's Party, Elite Style!! From Samoa to Baker Island, Frank's Elite will ring in the New Year all around the globe. Come party with Frank's Elite Jazz Club.

Guest Dresscode:
New Years Eve Dresscode:  Holiday Formals
New Years Day Dresscode:  Masquerade

Frank's Elite is at -> http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Place%207/114/208/29


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014

I received some Christmas Cards this year....in SL



Tuesday, December 23, 2014


 ✰ CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS ✰

  ♪   C.U.T.S.  FRANKS ELITE JAZZ  ♪


ELITE CUTS FRIDAY -  DECEMBER 26th -   8pm slt   - SANTANA TRIBUTE

EURO CUTS SATURDAY -  JANUARY 3rd  - 12pm slt    - SADE ADU  TRIBUTE

 Tribute Concerts are for *Members Exclusive* of Frank's Elite Jazz.

 Bring a friend...for a one-time membership fee of $500L.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


Posted from Diigo. The rest of BackPorch Bookmarks group favorite links are here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Christmas Program

My camera was left somewhere by the young man waving in this photo. As you can see, the phone is not equal to the task from the back of the room. But oh did these students sing !

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Never Enough Time in the Day

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

EduBlog Finalist: Best Individual Tweeter.

I know she is reluctant to toot or tweet her own horn so I will. Vicki Davis, the coolcatteacher, has been nominated for the Best Individual Tweeter. Please vote at The EduBlogs Blog or using Listly.
There are several categories full of nominees awaiting your vote, but be sure to vote by Monday December 15 at 11:59 EST in the USA. You can double check the time at this link.

Post Script in the middle:
Okay, I admit it. Nik bringing me freshly baked chocolate chip cookies totally got me off track. Vicki Davis is also nominated for the Best Teacher Blog. 


So vote for the coolcatteacher and then tweet to @coolcatteacher that you voted for her!

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


Posted from Diigo. The rest of BackPorch Bookmarks group favorite links are here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Change the World....Code It!

     
       More information at http://code.org/


Other Resources for coding with your students 



Several coding ideas for students at 


Now could someone code me a butler?

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Giving Tuesday - December 2, 2014

How are you giving this Tuesday? Comment here, tweet using #GivingTuesday or send up a flare and tell the world!

http://www.givingtuesday.org
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

For what are you thankful this year?

I am thankful for a great cup of coffee

Photo by epSos .de
I am thankful a 5 year old bundle of energy is spending 5 days with relatives for Thanksgiving allowing me time to focus on writing
Photo by Akane Yamada









I am thankful for friends in all the right social media spaces to carry on while I am gone







I am VERY thankful to be in the same flock (doctoral cohort) with Dr. MoodleMagic Korte and Dr. Arnell (new PhD graduates!). 

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Professors in Education to Follow on Twitter...

...I did a quick search of Professors to follow on Twitter and did not find these noteworthy people.  I have learned a lot from them and suggest you may as well. Just because I didn't find them on a list somewhere does not mean they are not, just that I didn't find them this time....



To follow any of these professors on Twitter, just click on the image of their Twitter profiles above. I do believe they are all on Linkedin as well.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Radijojo Rocks the Global Education Conference

If you missed the Global Education Conference presentation by 2nd graders in Berlin with their teacher Thomas Röhlinger, here are some pictures to grab your attention........





and if that intrigued you then watch the recording at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/recording/playback/link/table/dropin?sid=2008350&suid=D.8EFCCC958B4124CBBF36DD4433B90A

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


Posted from Diigo. The rest of BackPorch Bookmarks group favorite links are here.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bookmarks of Note


Quotes:

TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more | 5 Ways to Build Your Professional Learning Network | A @TeacherCast Webinar - TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more

http://twitter.com/TeacherCast/status/517608404676669440

    iTunes - Podcasts - Every Classroom Matters With Cool Cat Teacher by BAM Radio Network - The Twitte rati Channel

    http://twitter.com/Durff/status/514898654604578816

      CastingWords: Podcast Transcription

        Vocaroo | Record and send voice emails

          Audioboo

            Twitter / marshamac74: @coolcatteacher just interviewed ...

            @coolcatteacher just interviewed my student about @MADLearn for her podcast!!! #ISTE2014 A 313 bottom of escalator pic.twitter.com/fyPpBj0MJp - Marsha Harris (@marshamac74) July 1, 2014

              20 Great Apps for your ISTE2014 Conference Experience | TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more

              20 Great Apps for your #ISTE2014 Conference Experience http://t.co/fOtHMnaf20 #edtech #notatiste2014 - Jeffrey Bradbury (@TeacherCast) June 29, 2014

                ODNB podcasts digital brochure

                Podcast biographies of famous people in the U.K.

                  PodOmatic | Best Free Podcasts

                  Living on Edge of Chaos Podcast- Episode 6 with Clive Thompson - @coffeechugbooks http://t.co/pkgmHduOZg

                    Coffee for the Brain: #CoffeechugCAFE Podcast Series: Living on Edge of Chaos - Episode 1

                      1_Deichstadtradio_Sendung_1 | de

                      This is a German radio/podcast. The first episode is on the home page.


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                        Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                        Teaser: Gamifi-ED Networked Learning about Serious Games


                        Verena Roberts masterfully produced this video teaser for the k12online conference this year.

                        Tuesday, October 14, 2014

                        Sunday, October 5, 2014

                        A Thankful Heart

                        Vicki Davis issued a challenge on her blog recently - she challenged us to thank others around us.  With that in mind, I reiterated her challenge on twitter, then thanked some people in my life and took screenshots. I challenge everyone to follow suit.




                        Tag your thanks with #ty4whatUdo and let's see if we can collate what occurs.




                        I thanked Dr. Cyndi Danner-Kuhns, a Technology Professor at Kansas State for being totally awesome. Dr. Danner-Kuhns has been a cheerleader in my life for many years. I recently found out she required students to read my blog, so now I try to at least post Diigo bookmarks weekly if nothing else.





                        I thanked Dr. Mark Weston, Associate Dean at Georgia Tech, for connecting with me often.  He often brings a smile to my face just when I need it most via Twitter notifications sent to my cell (the wanna be smart phone which isn't so smart)



                        I thanked Dr. Leigh Zeitz,  Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa, for connecting with me over the years and explaining to me the true definition of PhD.




                        And I thanked my good friends Dr. Frank Volke, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany  and David Deeds, a technology teacher at an international school in Guatemala City



                        As I was gathering links for this post, I saw on Linkedin that Vicki has challenged us to thank secretaries, janitors, lunch workers....oi, I better get busy............

                        Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


                        Posted from Diigo. The rest of BackPorch Bookmarks group favorite links are here.