February 14 is what most of you celebrate as Valentine’s Day, but Google commemorates two different events on this day – Valentine’s Day and George Ferris’ birth anniversary – with a doodle. Celebrating the day of love and the 154th anniversary of George Ferris, the man behind the original Ferris wheel, Google has posted an interactive doodle on its homepage. (via Google Doodle Celebrate Valentine’s Day With George Ferris Wheel | VividTimes)
We started with ~40 books. Two hours later, all but four had found homes with library patrons (sorry, Flush, Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Persepolis, and The ThingsThey Carried, they don’t know what they’re missing).
Now, to send forth a new fleet of exciting books into student arms. Whew!
This lesson from “ArtyFactory” website offers many templates of iconic figures to create pop art portraits. I’ve used these many times and kids really enjoy these lessons. Templates are helpful for many students.
A sample of the templates and examples. Also included: Martin Luther King, Diana Ross, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Barrack Obama, Dr. Spock, Muhammad Ali and many more. I’m Looking forward to seeing how this lesson works out.
Some times I just don’t have the time to write a full post on a cool tool or resource for teachers but I still want to share what I found. Sooooo…I have taken the Facebook plunge (better late than never) and created a KB…Konnected page where I can share extra resources. I’m just getting started but I hope you stop by and give me a “like”. Any tips or suggestions would also be appreciated. 🙂
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“As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S. technology and media companies. Within the last two weeks, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have chronicled breaches of their systems, and Apple and Mozilla have turned off Java by default in their browsers. This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users.”
I got a Twitter password reset email, and a whole bunch of people replied the same. Twitter says the attack was quite sophisticated and believes that more companies beyond the New York Times and Wall Street Journal were hit. This is getting even bigger.