Most Read Posts The Last 30 Days

Here are the top posts from the last 30 days. The numbers are more consistent compared to last month where I had a stand out post. I need to revisit my Platform University program and get back to spending time crafting quality posts. I feel like I have much room for improvement. You can check out my top posts from last month.

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Comedians, YA books, weaving silk, and some music playlists to waste your Monday morning

My new favorite website and show – http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/

5 minute time waster – www.weavesilk.com

Another fun time waster – www.neverendingplaylist.com

A list of some books to consider

http://www.upworthy.com/95-young-adult-books-to-read-this-summer-instead-of-reading-harry-potter-again-5

Use Google as Timer with a Simple Search Command zite.to/142jlTX

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COFFEECHUG CAFE: MONDAY MORNING READS OVER COFFEE #2

Monday morning is here again! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Below are a list of a few links that I think are worth your time to explore.

If you came across a great website or article please share by leaving a comment with the link.

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and let us enlighten our minds this beautiful Monday morning.

1. whathappenedinmybirthyear.com – I came across this site via Stumbleupon.com. This is a fun website sharing information about your life when you were born and important events along the way. This was a great 5 minute reminder of key events that have taken place in my life.

2. Coffitivity – Increase Your Creativity! – http://bit.ly/13g3AZd – I read about this from another educator. Basically, you can create an atmosphere of a coffeehouse with the background noise and also adding your own music. You are able to adjust levels of each sound. I pulled up my Coffeechug Cafe playlist and felt right at home in a coffeeshop.

3. I really want these pens

4. Toying around with the Krowd app. Don’t have any groups yet, but I like the idea.

5. Really like using website postermywall to make posters – AR Pirate Poster . I have purchased two copies of my poster to get ready for my classroom and presentations. Here is a blog post about the poster.

6. Not totally converted away from the simple Twitter app on my phone, but Echofon is slowly taking over. Some features I really like with this app. Slowly merging over, but change is hard. Not sure if I will convert completely as changing habits is tough, but I do like this app quite a bit. And it works with Buffer.

7. And yes, I am still looking for weird and strange stickers to put on my 2006 Macbook Pro. I have a few stickers, but need more!

Photo: Received first sticker in mail to decorate my MacBook. Love it. Now where do I put it? Thanks… http://t.co/oAXKFAunoI
— Aaron Maurer (@coffeechugbooks) July 12, 2013

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Please leave a comment below and share.

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Teaching Ideas: Math Links and Resources

2013 is not only the International Year of Giftedness and Creativity, it is also the year of Mathematics on Planet Earth…

http://www.i-programmer.info/news/204-challenges/5607-mathematics-of-planet-earth-2013-photo-contest.html

Numbers by Nature…

Video of Numbers in Nature….

http://www.livebinders.com/media/frame?myurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kkGeOWYOFoA#

Highschool Geometry Video Series

http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_12220605_high-school-geometry.html

Mathematical Impressions….. Surpising…

https://simonsfoundation.org/multimedia/mathematical-impressions-the-surprising-menger-sponge-slice/

Intrest Led Learning… unusual ways to explore math…

https://simonsfoundation.org/multimedia/mathematical-impressions-the-surprising-menger-sponge-slice/

Thank you Leslie for sharing!

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Going through my GMAIL account – links to some good stuff – mostly all from TWITTER

Japan, one week later, in 25 powerful photos http://j.mp/fETyTd

Great little 4 minute video about the world around us. http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/10/22/wanderlust/

I want this as my next classroom project http://prototypedesigncamp.com/

Part 1: Going Digital …Ten Points To Consider When Transforming Towards Digital Curriculum

http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/part-1-going-digital-ten-points-to-consider-when-transforming-towards-digital-curriculum/
 
2 Simple Tools Every Classroom Teacher Should Try http://bit.ly/htAs8T
 
100 Reasons to Mind Map: http://tinyurl.com/ns8jr2

What Bill Gates Could Learn from Chris Rock http://bit.ly/fD8jHo (via @earlyeditionapp) < so true for learning!

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Best Reading on the Web this Week

1. “The kids need support, and frankly, so do I.” A teacher’s request, post-Wisconsin.

2. New teaching idea – Terra Clues

3.Debate Brackets

4. The final book in the Eragon series. Stupid me, I did not realize there was going to be a new book. Time for me to go back and read the series. I read books one and two and lost excitement after book two and never read three.

5. Discworld coming to TV?

6. Another awesome RSA production on a speech about the problems with education. I agree with everything in this video. The question is how do we get there?

7. Washing Machine Sparked a Revolution

8. Great author and Twitter friend and his amazing Sunday Morning Stories are excellent each week

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A Cool Website: Map Your Twitter Followers

Have you ever wondered where all of your Twitter followers are from? I always love to know who I am connected with. If you are like me check out www.mapmyfollowers.com and it will provide you with something like this:

This is just too darn cool. I love it. Now I just need to get some more followers. By the way, Twitter is my life. Some people are glued to Facebook, but not I, and check Twitter every 5 minutes when I am home. Too much great information being shared.

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Some websites worth checking out

1. http://www.productsofslavery.org/ – This website really opened up my eyes and made me stop and realize that I need to update my understanding of things going on around the world. To see not only child labor exist still in this day and age, but to actually know what products they are making and where in the world makes it more real. This website made me stop and actually do a little reflecting and reading about this topic.

2. http://longgame.org/2010/11/the-changing-maps-of-a-pale-blue-dot/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheLongGame+%28The+Long+Game%29

This is a website that I almost closed out without reading. I am glad I did as it puts into perspective how much power and the shifts of our world history has changed over time. Even more important is the whole notion that things going on right now may not be that important when you stop to imagine our place in the universe.

3. http://www.endlessmural.com/ – A very cool concept. Simply create your own artwork and then submit to the mural. Your mural is then connected with all the other murals created from around the world.

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Favorite Web Tools, Links, and Resources for the week

Here is my weekly list. What are your favorite discoveries of the week?

http://www.zeodia.com/ 
http://tedxredmond.com/live/
 
http://www.appmakr.com/ 
 
Reusable Prezis
 
http://storycorps.org/animation

The 49 Best Apps for All Phones

Best Resources for providing feedback to students 

Cool Lego Stop Animation 

20 sites for teachers 

Lego Creationary

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    Another cool little nifty thing for all you Facebook users

    I receive the “I Heart Daily” newsletter which I love reading when it pops up in my email. Today the newsletter contained a link and story write up about Social Printshop, which is an online service will turn all of your friends’ profile photos into a 20 x 40 inch poster for $20.

    You can customize the poster with some color changes and schemes. I went to the website and signed up for the newsletter because they are promoting expanding their idea to Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, and a few others.

    I had to share this as I just posted my favorite links of the week and apparantly posted too soon. I may not get a poster of my FB friends, but Twitter would be one that I would like to try.

    Why can I not think of something clever like this?

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