Category: Fried Friday

May 01

Fried Friday: Happy Graduation Everyone!


While we’re all thinking about graduation today, we thought you might enjoy a few funny graduation speeches (I enjoyed Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in particular!). 10 Hilarious Graduation Speeches That Won’t Put You to Sleep. And for those of you in a more serious mood, NPR has picked out 300 addresses going back …

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Apr 24

Fried Friday: MakeUseOf Best Websites is a  blog that is very popular for learning to “make use of” technology and discover cool tools and sites on the internet.  This post titled, The Best Websites On The Internet, lists the websites their experts consider to be the best (most useful) in fourteen categories including: Learning, Social, Searching, Books, Productivity, and more. …

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Apr 17

Fried Friday: Fun With Memes

  I attended a session at the DevLearn2014 conference this last fall titled, “The Future of E-Learning in Memes.” Five presenters each did a PechaKucha style presentation using memes.  My brain was a little mentally overloaded at the time and this was just what I needed to end the day with a smile. If you are not familiar with PechaKucha …

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Apr 10

Fried Friday: Google Feud

Just what we need! Another time distracting web site! Google Feud is a web game based on the Google API. Google selects the questions, then the results are pulled directly from Google’s autocomplete. You can choose from four categories: Culture, People, Names and Questions. **Beware, certain results may be offensive and/or incomprehensible!

Apr 03

Fried Friday: April Fools!

Were you bamboozled by any of the online April Fools pranks this year?  I always look forward to the clever pranks Google, Amazon, and other companies come up with each year.  Their clever stories and advertisements really caught my attention and had me questioning everything I read on Wednesday. Did you do anything to trick your …

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Mar 27

Fried Friday: Water Out of Thin Air?

Creative Problem Solving TED

At timesI have a tendency to depress myself thinking about the state of the world. A winter without snow doesn’t help. Heap on global warming, rising healthcare prices, state revenues dipping — okay you get the picture. But I came across a TED talk by Navi Radjou who shares some amazing innovations. These are inspirations that he claims have …

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Mar 13

Fried Friday: Challenges of Teaching with Technology

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Nicole came across this video that was produced by students at the University of Denver. It highlights some frustrations that students have when faculty are not using technology wisely or appropriately. I’m sure some of these scenes are a bit over the top, but it is Friday after all and we want you to relax …

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Mar 06

Fried Friday: Have a Problem? How Do You Make Toast?

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Take 9 minutes (trust me they go really fast) to listen to this TED talk about solving problems and making toast! Tom Wujec discusses how nodes and links and visualizing your problems  (preferably with a team) can assist you in “solving wicked problems.” If you are intrigued, Wujec’s website provides you with step-by-step instructions on …

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Feb 27

Fried Friday: Productive and Fun, Our Visit to Sitka

Sitka February 25

It was certainly wonderful to spend the week with our Sitka colleagues. Visiting with so many of you was a real treat for both Tina and myself. And, the entire team appreciates all the valuable feedback that you all gave us as we walked about the building meeting with you individually, and at our “campfire …

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Feb 20

Fried Friday: National “Love Your Pet Day!” Really??

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Seriously, who knew that today was National Love Your Pet Day. As if we don’t love our pets every single day of the year! In honor of this important day, we’ve unearthed a few pet videos for you (thank you Nicole and Tina). I had to try pretty hard to tie this post to education even very loosely. Faculty …

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