A quick Thanksgiving digression

Here in the States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and in between budgeting for FY10, trying to find areas of the FY09 budget to cut in preparation for trickle down effects from our state deficit, and redeveloping our websites, I'm going to be shuttling relatives from the airport and starting to cook.

Here in the States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and in between budgeting for FY10, trying to find areas of the FY09 budget to cut in preparation for trickle down effects from our state deficit, and redeveloping our websites, I'm going to be shuttling relatives from the airport and starting to cook.

Most folks in the States have an abbreviated day today (if you live elsewhere, well, hopefully you have some big holiday coming up that involves lots of food and days off), so for anyone looking to occupy restless students, I discovered a great show and accompanying website last night. Not too long ago, the Discovery Channel launched Planet Green, a cable station devoted to "green culture." It's almost too commercially green for my tastes, but it does feature my favorite TV chef, Emeril Legasse, in his new show about green and sustainable cooking, which very much suits my tastes.

The website features great thanksgiving recipes and tips for buying and cooking local and organic. At the moment, I'm about to start roasting pumpkins for my first-grader's Thanksgiving feast at school today, per Emeril's instructions.

So what does this have to do with Ed Tech? Not a huge amount, but it is worth noting for kids that a nice collection of bookmarks can often beat Google for the content about which we care the most. Sure, I Googled how to roast pumpkins, but Emeril's recipe is easy and ties into my own values. Heck, Emeril even has a Twitter account, although he's pretty short on followers or updates (start following him, folks...Maybe he'll start posting updates!).

Regardless of my sad attempt at a tie-in to plug my new favorite website (at least for this week), enjoy Turkey Day, point your students to some cool new websites for their short day, and cook some great food this weekend!