Category: 2) Useful n Interesting
Waterbear is “a toolkit for creating drag-and-drop programming languages, with some example languages you can play around with and learn from”. The aim is to make programming more accessible and fun.
Waterbear runs in a variety of web browsers, including Mobile Safari on the iPad, so could be an interesting element of a programming journey.
Hohli online charts builder enable you to do just that: build charts online.
Line charts, bar charts, pie charts, venn diagrams, scatter plots and radar graphs ~ decide the scale and add your data. Not earth shattering. Simplistic, but potentially useful because of that. Focus on the data.
When writing for the world, they want to be good
When writing “just for you”, they want to be good enough
“The LSO Play’s Ravel’s Bolero” is the first of “an ongoing series” of performances from The London Symphony Orchestra, in a remarkable, engaging and exciting format.
Experience one of the world’s leading orchestras like never before. Interact with multiple HD camera angles and view up to four streams at one time. Discover the orchestra, musicians, instruments and more. (Flash)
The last post was the nine hundredth under the heading Useful n Interesting. Some of the 900 are listed HERE.
It has been fun collecting together some gems that might prove valuable in a classroom setting, and most of them have a free option. Any favourites or recommendations?
We are taking a week of “down time” between here in The United Arab Emirates, heading to Greece, and on to Spain. A bit of a breather for the blog too, before event 861 & link 901
Trying to get to grips with Animaps, as a way of plotting our journeys.
We are, presently, taking a bit of “down time” in Abu Dhabi, before preparing to head to Thessaloniki, in Greece, to do a talk for TEDxThessaloniki 2014 there. More travels ahead…
Animaps could be a superb way of producing beautifully informative animated maps, for free! Give it a go
Some interesting loops, and complete pieces of music, with more open copyright arrangements, can be found at SampleSwap, Creative Commons Licensed Electronic Music for Commercial and Non-Commercial Royalty-Free use. Free registration enables downloading of full quality samples. Bazillions of them.
AnswerGarden, a kind of Wordle for responses. The more frequently an answer is given, the larger it is represented. Well worth investigating.
This free resource is a minimalistic feedback gatherer. Use it in the classroom as an educational, creative brainstorming tool. Embed it on your blog, as a poll.
Create a new AnswerGarden by submitting a question or statement. Embed the empty AnswerGarden on your blog or website, or “share” it. Visitors submit feedback filling in your AnswerGarden. These are then represented in your AnswerGarden in the form of a growing word cloud.
If you’re using AnswerGarden in the classroom, they recommend that you provide a password, so that you can moderate the contents during the session.
The free version of Trello is a great way to organise yourself, independently, or as part of a group, simple and fun collaboration.
Trello is great alone, but even better with others. Get the whole group onboard in seconds. See their updates in real time. Never ask “Who’s doing what?” again.
Ollie Quinlan (@OliverQuinlan) tweeted “Enjoying Trello’s pirate map mode. Untouched to do items slowly crack and yellow until you touch them again”. Could be a great writing stimulus.