Life and Musings of Ed

Archive for June, 2009|Monthly archive page

Maria – Online math course design

In Ed Does Math, Math Tutor on 27 June 09 at 7:39 am

Maria is a talented math instructor who has got it together with regards to technology and “best practice”.  She is also willing to share her knowledge and work for those willing to listen.  I am one who has benefited from her work and am grateful.  Here is a presentation about online math course design:

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Link to presentation here

Also check out Maria’s blog at  www.teachingcollegemath.com

One Person Orchestra

In Music on 19 June 09 at 12:03 pm

A stunning performance on an electric organ -or- How can one talented woman impersonate an entire orchestra?

Check out this TED talk to see what a virtuoso organist can do with latest technology.

Organ virtuoso Qi Zhang plays her electric rendering of “Ridiculous Fellows” from Prokofiev’s “The Love for Three Oranges” orchestral suite. This exhilarating performance from TEDx USC features the Yamaha Electone Stagea, a rare, imported instrument specially programmed by Qi herself.

Qi Zhang is a Master’s candidate at University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, and an award-winning international organist.

My Dogs

In Life and living on 3 June 09 at 4:32 pm

There are many days when I come home, tired or perhaps stressed, and while my prayer life and Christian walk keep me generally rejoicing, it is frequently my sweet dogs, who never fail to greet me with wagging tails and an offer of a generous face licking, who keep my spirits high.  So here is a shout out to dog lovers and to my great dogs, Bruno, Silk and Blaze.

Bruno

Bruno

Silk

Silk

Blaze

Blaze

They all love to play and this time of year, I most enjoy getting outside with them, tossing a ball or Frisbee and smelling the Cape Jasmine in the back yard.

Cape Jasmine smells so good!

Cape Jasmine smells so good!

Maria considers Wolfram|Alpha

In Math Tutor on 1 June 09 at 11:45 am

M. Anderson  .ppt presentation link