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Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Kaiser Chiefs- Never miss a beat:

and with lyrics only:

Jack Black: the math song:

BoomTown Rats: "I Don't Like Mondays"

from wikipedia on the song:  "I Don't Like Mondays:

According to Geldof, he wrote the song after reading a telex report at Georgia State University's campus radio station, WRAS, on the shooting spree of 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer, who fired at children in a school playground at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California on 29 January 1979, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police officer. Spencer showed no remorse for her crime and her full explanation for her actions was "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day".[1] The song was first performed less than a month later. Geldof explained how he wrote the song:
I was doing a radio interview in Atlanta with Fingers and there was a telex machine beside me. I read it as it came out. Not liking Mondays as a reason for doing somebody in is a bit strange. I was thinking about it on the way back to the hotel and I just said 'Silicon chip inside her head had switched to overload'. I wrote that down. And the journalists interviewing her said, 'Tell me why?' It was such a senseless act. It was the perfect senseless act and this was the perfect senseless reason for doing it. So perhaps I wrote the perfect senseless song to illustrate it. It wasn't an attempt to exploit tragedy.[2]

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Internet searching tips

From Google:

simple ones:

Who can own a website?
o   What does .com stand for?
o   What about .org?
o   How about .net?
o   Who can own these websites?
·       Answer: Anyone. These along with others are called “open domains” and anyone can own them for about $10-15 for each website. You don’t have to be a certain age, you don’t have to own a business, you just have to be willing to pay.
·       Historical Side Note: When the Internet started nobody thought it would be what it is today. In fact they thought only three entities would use the Internet.Commercial Businesses, Organizations, and Networks. Of course we know today the Internet is much larger than was originally anticipated. Things got ugly when the Internet starting becoming popular and people starting buying .com websites that were not businesses, or .org websites that were not organizations. In the end they all became “open domains” or anyone could own them.
·       Closed Domains: There are a few closed domains on the Internet. Domains that you cannot buy unless you are a specific business or government. The two most well known closed domains are .gov (government) and .edu or .ac (Education or Academic Institution depending on the country). Nobody can buy these domains. .gov domains are reserved for governments and .edu and .ac are reserved for schools. Only governments and schools can have those domains.
·       Country Domains: As the Internet grew people needed to know where the website was located. For example .gov gives you the United States Government but if you want the Chinese government you need By creating country domains the Internet can be searched for information by country.

Do a Site search
Change the reading level (using advanced options)

Where did this all come from? 

Stop and predict

1) 27 seconds
2) 50.5 seconds

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

French Euro 2012 assignment

Country Facts
en francais

Capital city

la monnaie

Population (rank)
la population

Language (s) Spoken
les langues

Land Area (rank)
la terrain

Political Leader
leader mondial


le drapeau

Interesting Fact/Story
une histoire interessant

Soccer Facts
en francais

2-3 Best Players
les joueurs meilleur

Best and Last EURO Result

Home Jersey
la chandail

Away Jersey
la chandail
des visiteurs

Most “Capped” player

Interesting Soccer Fact/Story
une histoire interessant de la football

Math Picture Problems

 How many different cones are possible? 

What is the circumference of this tire?

What are the chances of getting all 6's?
What are the chances of getting all 6's and a Head? 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day Interactives

Ecological footprint calculator for "Calgary"

Green your lifestyle - Eco Guru from WWF

A whole bunch of ecological calculator links

Earth Day posters and other cool Downloads:

A Vancouver Movie: "The Clean Bin Project" a contest to use less garbage

Monday, January 23, 2012