After a wonderful long weekend for Labor Day I spent the rest of last week in San Antonio Texas for a series of meetings. This didn’t leave me a lot of time for blogging or for looking up new things to share. But I did stumble across a few things I hope some of you will find interesting. And let’s start with the jokes.
Not just any jokes though – geeky computer jokes. These two three passed across my screen this week and they are too good not to share.
- The problem with jokes about CSS is that everybody interprets them differently.
- The best thing about UDP jokes is that I don't care whether or not you get them.
- I’d tell you a UDP joke, but you might not get it. (This one was left in the comments and I want to make sure people see it.)
OK not everyone is going to get them but for people who do get them they are pretty funny. Trust me on that one. Now for a couple of contests you may want to think about entering.
- KinectEDucation (an independent site not affiliated with Microsoft so far as I know) is hosting a competition to promote the advancement of education through game-based and active learning.
- Calling all educators, can your school use $50,000 in Microsoft software? All it takes is an essay! This essay (and optional video) competition is being run by the Microsoft company stores.
- One for students - NFTE World Series of Innovation (I posted about that on Friday)
Speaking of Kinect, the people at Coding 4 Fun (
@coding4fun) have an interesting new project that involves both Windows Phones and the Kinect called KinectoPhone – Kinect and Windows Phone working together
The Huffington Post had an article called Curious about QR codes? written by Lee Kolbert (one of the judges at this year’s US Innovative Educator Forum @TeachAKidd on Twitter) about a project by from Melanie Wiscount (@mwiscount on Twitter), who won the Educator's Choice award at the EIF. Melanie is looking into using Microsoft Tags next year. Microsoft Tags offer some interesting advantages over ordinary QR tags such as color and the ability to embed images.
One last public service announcement - the 2012 ISTE Call for Participation is now open!