Archive for July, 2013

Almost Analog August

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments 

What ever the weather, having time to switch off is always important. Re charging and spending time. We hope that this is something possible for YOU too.

Time to think.~ A thinking climate.

Time to do “nothing” is good for the creative mind.

If, over the summer, any IT co-ordinators have staff phone up with cries for help and techie problems, try directing them to Fixing My Computer dot com. This may help them as it contains simple flowcharts to solve some of the more common glitches.

Anyway budds, have a good summer and see you bright eyed and bushy tailed in September.

Did you miss? Did you Sir? 8

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments 

As we head from Memphis, to New Orleans, and then on home, at the end of an amazing 2012/2013, we’d like to say a huuuuge “Thanks all”, and take a look back at a few of this year’s links:
 

eQuizShow

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments 

eQuizShow is a free online tool designed for teachers, and created by New York City high school junior Henry Wilson. Useful for teachers to display content in a question~answer system, with 2623 templates to start with. Give it a 1.2.3 go.

Lausanne Learning Institute, Memphis, Tennessee ~ Day 3

| July 16, 2013 | 2 Comments 

A great way to end a superb event: A final, short, keynote, with all of the delegates at the Lausanne Learning Institute in Memphis, Tennessee. – “So, go on then Tim, tell us how it ends”! Continue Reading

Real Time Board.com

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments 

The free version of RealTimeBoard allows you to create 3 “private” boards and unlimited “public” boards, up to 100 files on boards,unlimited collaborators, 100mb storage space but …gives access to all of the features.

What are those boards?… collections of coordinated thoughts, ideas, links, notes, and far more. Real time, visual, collaboration. If you want to, you can add documents from GoogleDocs aswell. and edit them.

Use whiteboards to draw your lessons. Discuss the tasks with students either in classroom or outside. Everywhere.

Lausanne Learning Institute, Memphis, Tennessee ~ Day 2

| July 15, 2013 | 6 Comments 

Our second day at the remarkable the Lausanne Learning Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

This is an incredible event, (make sure to follow LLI on Twitter and like LLI on Facebook) and draws folk from far and wide (for example, it was very special to meet up with the gorgeous folk from Robert College, Istanbul, again). Educators, administrators, technology integrationists, technology support personnel and more. Continue Reading

Clipping Magic

| July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments 

Quickly remove elements of your pictures with Clipping Magic.

Easily lose the background from your photos to create masks, cutouts, or clipping paths, all done instantly online and free*.

Drag your image onto the drop-zone, or choose a file using the button. Mark some foreground green and some background red and the algorithm takes care of the details. (You get live feedback so you can focus your efforts).

Download the image. The background is removed by adding an alpha channel, with a suitably feathered boundary. You can also share the download link, to avoid sending large files by email.

*The service is free while in alpha, so use it now. Sign up now to get freebies later. Useful.

Lausanne Learning Institute, Memphis, Tennessee ~ Day 1

| July 14, 2013 | 2 Comments 

In (almost) the words of Marc Cohn & Cher “We’re working in Memphis” at The Lausanne Learning Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Lausanne Learning Institute is an international think tank for schools. Created and hosted by Lausanne Collegiate School the conference offers over 200 breakout sessions – from hands-on events to lectures, discussions and networking. Continue Reading

Hyperlapse ~ Streetview set free…

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments 

Hyperlapse gets Streetview moving.

Set a start, and end point, (keep it short) in Streetview,  and then watch, as Hyperlapse creates a swooping journey along the route, paying attention to landmarks along the way.

Hyper-lapse photography ~ combining time-lapse & sweeping camera movements ~ has been a growing trend on video sites.

It’s not hard to find stunning examples on Vimeo. Creating them requires precision and many hours stitching together photos taken from carefully mapped locations.

TeehanLax labs aimed at making the process simpler by using Google Street View as an aid. It worked so well, they decided to design a User Interface around their “engine” and released Google Street View Hyperlapse.

The site settings are purposely low (for example, having a maximum of 60 frames per animation) for greater accessibility. However, all the source code is available on Github (including examples and documentation) so, if you feel brave, you could become a “developer”, and play with higher frame rates, better image quality, and more complicated camera movements. Free & freeing! Get experimenting. We would LOVE to see your animated travels!