Using UJAM to Automatically Add Music to Everything.

I just Stumbled Upon this tool called UJAM, which takes vocals and actually adds appropriate background music.  I decided to push the envelope by simply just reading the instructions to one of the recent assignments that I did with one of my classes to see what it could do with spoken word.  I think that it ended up doing very well.  I would definitely use UJAM in the future to read instructions to students in an online class.  I might not pick the same musical-style (Yes, you get to pick), but hopefully you can see where I am going with…
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Web-Based Tool to Quickly Make Venn Diagrams

I just learned about a free web-based tool called 'Crappy Graphs' (http://crappygraphs.com/user_graphs/makecrap.php) that if you're not trying to make a crappy graph, would actually be quite useful to quickly make a Line Graph or a Venn Diagram to illustrate concepts in logic, set theory, etc.  I've included a few examples of what it can do. See the full gallery on Posterous After note:  You may want to check out http://grapholite.com/ as well.
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An Array of Media — Video and Audio Clips

1.  JotForm Introductory Video 2.  Article: College Lecture Classes Need Overall 3.  Calculus Rhapsody (I know this isn't new, but... a friend who is teaching Calculus this summer asked for a link.) 4.  Math:  It's Everywhere 5.  A Short List of Great YouTube Channels http://www.youtube.com/user/glenhamlen http://www.youtube.com/user/InspiringEducation http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwcomapcom
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Rush Hour! Ohhh Yeah!

This free on-line version of the Rush Hour Game was originally posted here at the MathCounts website (https://mathcounts.org/Page.aspx?pid=1512), who in turn got it in from the ThinkFun website (http://www.thinkfun.com/mathcounts/play-rush-hour). I remember when I first got the 'real version' of this game on a road trip during a family reunion in Canada.  Warning: This game is addictive and can be very frustrating at times. I highly reccommend this game.  I think it would make a great logic game for the classroom.
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My Summer Plans

I have a very hectic summer ahead of me.  I have vowed not to slow down just because summer has arrived.  If you're bored and have nothing to do this summer, think of me and all that I will be doing -- 1.  Conferences:  One of my goals for this summer is to attend as many conferences as possible for my own professional development purposes.  The ones that I've registered for so far are: MAA Conference, May 6 - 7, Kalamazoo, MI ACMS Conference, June 1 - 4, Santa Barbara, CA MCC Math and Technology Conference, August 8 - 12,…
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Student Perception of an Uncaring Instructor

This has been an exceptionally frustrating semester for me.  If possible, I try not to make a major issue out of student behavior during class.  However, this semester there has been so much rude behavior in many of my classes that I have felt no choice but to step in and try to put a new calm to the environment for the good of the class as a whole. There is one student in particular who has been on my mind lately for constant illogical, irrelevant, and irreverent comments before, during, after, and outside of class.  This student has about a 33%…
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