Friday, May 29, 2015

Spin Check

As in a pattern which is both spinning and checkered.

Spin Check

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: eTV - it's a service available to schools in New Zealand at a relatively low price where television has been recorded and indexed. It is very easy to find material that has been shown on television, grab the bit one needs and share a link with students. I normally don't need to show bits of TV to my classes but a week ago 'Gadget Man' had a five minute piece where they tested the usability of two smart phones and this is very similar to what we get the kids to do when they learn about Usability. I now have the snippet safely saved for when we get to that topic.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Curl Back

This one is plain - but in a good way.

Curl Back

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: Getting home early. The planets aligned and both my colleague (who works at a different school) and I were 'free' last period so we could moderate student work during school hours instead of having to meet after school.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Web Magic

Was not expecting this to happen - but was very glad that it did.

Web Magic

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: That according to this article drinking coffee has been linked to an increased life expectancy. Which is great because coffee is one my favourite things - especially on a cold winter morning.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lantern Tile

Yet another fractal which reminds me of those paper lanterns we used to make as kids . In those days we did not have computers and had to use 'real' materials like paper, scissors and coloured pencils.

Lantern Tile

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: Warm winter pajamas. It's that time of year again.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Very Weird Waves

So strange that they defy description.

Very Weird Waves

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: That our Hospitality students have started their 'Coffee' unit. This means being able to get proper coffee at school on a regular basis. Sometimes said coffee is even delivered free of charge :)