Friday, October 29, 2010

EduTecher's Help Change the World,
Free Rice, and Zombies!

At ISTE10 Denver I met a LOT of great people... one of them was ISTE Emerging Leader and EduTecher Adam Bellow. Funny story, I was hanging out in the Butterfly Lounge with Joquetta Johnson waiting to hook up with Joyce Valenza & the Geek Tribe when I got to talking to this guy there - Adam Bellow. Turns out I'd already been visiting his EduTecher site for a while (Ok, I'm really bad with names!) and was thrilled to meet him F2F! Now I call him a friend and part of my PLN here and on Twitter!
This new easy to participate crowdsourcing charity project of his is amazing! You don't donate money, you just click. (similar to FreeRice.com) ....The EducTecher site isn't commercial...its' a FREE site that gives awesome tech tips and classroom & library resources. Learn more about how you can Change the World with just one click and get involved - by clicking the logo above. I also modded the badge to fit my blogger sidebar, grab it if you like for your own widget!

NomNom Addictive FREE Rice!
What is FreeRice.com you may ask? Easy answer...an addictive educational vocabulary game that kids get a kick out of after they finish their work in the computer lab ......OR
It's a non-profit website that donates 10 grains of rice for every answer right they get to the World Food Programme (and they're legit!). Their partner is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
FreeRice has two goals:
  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
Still hungry? How about some BRAINS?!
Occasionally I will get unsolicited email me to blog about a certain product or site. Now, being the lazy languorous piratical lady that I am you would think I would jump on such fodder. But no, dear reader! I am also oppositional defiant & take my blogging responsibilities seriously. But then sometimes the stuff I get is pretty interesting and cool and after due investigation - it's worth a mention.
Thus I bring you the "Zombies in the Library". "In 12 beautifully rendered scenes the calendar covers such topics as the role of the Zombie in reference, the frustrations faced when the Undead hog the photocopier, and for cataloguers, poses the eternal question: 299.675 or 398.21?"

This delightfully cerebral (heh heh, get it? Brains!?) and messy calendar is brought to you by the "South Australian Library & Information Network (SALIN) Committee. We're a grass-roots, unaffiliated group which creates networking and professional development opportunities for people in the Library sector in South Australia (especially for newer graduates)."

Now being a Zombie fan and having a very well-thought out and prepared Zombie Emergency Plan (and also the proud owner of both the Zombie Survival Handbook & World War Z) I just couldn't help but snicker at this bloody great calendar!

Love those Australians! ....Hey! Someone invite me to speak over there...I'd love to visit and see your lovely country! I'm sure some of my Welsh ancestors can be traced there, for reals! /shamelessselfpromotion

Cheers!
~Gwyneth

edutecher, freerice, zombies, SALIN, South Australian Library & Information Network

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