While we were up in DC for Steve’s wedding, TEDx Creative Coast happened down here in Savannah. I’ve had several conversations with folks about how high energy it was and how excited everyone was about the event, and that there has to be some way to keep that energy going.
I got to thinking about it, and how cool would it be to create lesson plans for teachers around TED talks? They could show the video, then have a discussion with the kids, or some activity around the topics discussed in the video.
I don’t have time to implement it, but I’m putting the idea out there in case someone wants to run with it. I figure it could be a wiki, or something wiki-like, where you take the video, and then build the lesson plan below it.
I’m not sure TED has an API for pulling all the talks, but it wouldn’t be too hard to scrape the podcast feed and do it auto-magically.
If you do something like this, or know of something that already exists, let me know!
Kevin’s youngest brother got married on Friday. Here are some pics from the day:
Brian fell asleep on the ten-minute car ride to the ceremony:
Max and Kevin’s sister:
Kevin and me:
Kevin posted others here.
The school bus has forgotten one of my kids at school twice this year! What’s up with that? When asked, I tell people how much I like the school and how surprised I am to find it better than the vaunted Northern Virginia school system we left. Stop making me out to be a liar, school bus driver!
When the host on Clean House is trying to get a homeowner to give up sentimental but useless clutter, how come she never suggests taking pictures of the items before getting rid of them? Usually a person in this situation is holding on to things from a recently deceased loved one, things the homeowner doesn’t particularly care for except as a way to keep the deceased close. The latest example of this is a collection of painted eggs. The homeowner simply had them in a basket, stuck on top of a bunch of other clutter. She didn’t really have a use for them, nor was she displaying them, but she just couldn’t get rid of them. It seems having a picture of each egg and them grouped together would have helped her get rid of them more easily. The show let her keep one, and nicely displayed it in her living room, by the way. So that was nice, But I still maintain pictures would’ve helped her get there faster.
PS- Remind me of this if and when I start screaming, “No, no, no, over my dead body” about my mom’s sheep collection, some of which are almost life-size.
There are so many great things happening this month.
- The kids get out of school.
- My oldest nephew comes home from Afghanistan. \0/
- Kevin’s youngest brother is getting married. Woot.
- Kevin’s grandma is having the first of her 80th birthday parties while we’re all together for the wedding.
- Kevin’s other brother, who is in the Air Force, completes his psychiatry residency and moves to his first real assignment. Making this even better, he got orders to his first choice base, which is near his wife’s family. YAY!