Fast Flight Friday

Fast Flight Friday

Here’s to rest, relaxation and little windows of time to let the mind wander where it will.

  • If you love on-line quizzes and trivia and want to impact world hunger – freerice.com will probably become your new obsession. Test your knowledge with vocab and subject quizzes about famous paintings, quotes, world landmarks. If you’re ready to find out everything you’ve forgotten since high school, tackle literature, chemistry symbols or human anatomy. You can play for one of 100’s of groups or start your own. Set up an account and you’re a contender for a position as a top player. For each correct answer, the site owners donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. There is even an SAT section and many of the quizzes make for a pretty good review.

 

  • Fresh, fun, imaginative. Ukranian artist Alexy Kondakov photoshops figures from classical paintings into utterly mundane everyday scenes. Check it out on Instagram.

 

  • Happy Birthday Harriet Beecher Stowe. Did Uncle Tom’s Cabin inspire you to confront injustice and fight the wrongs of the world? Celebrate Harriet’s birthday and revisit the novel that changed the world. Reconnect here.

 

Be Fearlessly You,

 

Julie

Fast Flight Friday

Fast Flight Friday

Ah, Fridays and the promise of a little unstructured free time ahead. Sure, there will always be the laundry, but the great thing about the weekend is those little slivers of time that aren’t completely mapped out. If you’re seeking a little something for those little slivers…..

Fly to Mars. Sort of.

Even though it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is collecting names (to be stenciled on chips) to send to the Red Planet with its Mars 2020 rover. Here’s how to hitch a ride:  https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/mars2020/

I love history. Can’t get enough – especially when there is some new discovery or insight I have yet to learn about. It’s easy to while away the minutes (and hours if you’re not careful) on All That’s Interesting a neat site that has good pics and just right article length. They have science and news, too. https://allthatsinteresting.com/

Trivia, quizzes of all kinds, and hearing about interesting people? This is one of my fave trivia podcasts to enjoy when I want my mind to soar free but I still have to drive, mow or mop. Ask Me Another from NPR. https://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/?showDate=2019-05-24

Be Fearlessly You.

 

Julie

Fast Flight Friday

Fast Flight Friday

I keep hearing forecasts for a rainy, indoor weekend ahead. Guess I could clean or organize something, dig into one project or another. Or maybe I’ll …

  • Chill with some music history. At Radiooooo.com you pick a year, a country, and the site returns a song from that time and place. It’s like traveling the world while taking a dance-break.

 

  • Bang on the drum all day? Created by designer Jono Brandel, Patatap.com is a “portable animation and sound kit” for your keyboard. Any key from A to Z will produce different sounds with accompanying motion graphics. And, when you’re ready to change it up – just press the space bar to get all new sounds and graphics for each key.

And, some ideas from Teachers First for using Patatap in the classroom

 

 

Be fearlessly you!

 

Julie

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