One of the benefits of teaching a media communications class is that your students find some amazing resources. This video comes from 1981 and is a glimpse of the future.
image from Pixabay.com
I’ve looked at several sites that offer public domain images that can be downloaded and used for free with little or no attribution. But I have to say Pixabay.com has the most stunning images I have seen. Sign up for a free account and you can download images in many format sizes and use them for presentations or in print. It’s really a great free resource.
As you may have guessed, this video covers Google Drive. It focuses on creating a document, sharing it and then adding it to your ANGEL shell so students can either view, comment or make changes to the doc.
I’ve also created an in-depth paper on how to setup your Drive account and use its various tools, CLICK HERE TO VIEW. I will be creating additional videos that cover each tool in Google Drive.
And if you are wondering why there’s a picture of Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey as the title image for the post…now that I’ve found the Google Life Archive and I can use still images from one of my favorite films, I will whenever I can.
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Oh, you thought your trip photos from Cancun were great for Facebook? Sorry, next to Col. Chris Hadfield -- who is posting his Facebook photos from space -- your pics aren't that special.
A Canadian astronaut on the International Space Station, Hadfield is one of the most social savvy spacemen ever. He recorded a moving Christmas song on the ISS…
The Google/LIFE archive was announced in 2008 and after doing some…well…Googling, I found that it was moved around a bit and even taken down. Its back now and has more photos than ever. You can go to the official Google LIFE Search site or just do a Google image search and add “source:life” For example Apollo source:life
The best news is that many of these images are in the public domain, so they can be used without any concerns of plagiarism! Look to the bottom of the image to see what rights are ascribed to it.
A picture might indeed be worth a thousand words as visual social networks Pinterest and Instagram continue to grow. But how do analytics change when photos say more than text?
Curalate released a visual analytics product today to answer that question -- the first analytics solution to consolidate both Instagram and Pinterest reports in a single dashboard.
“Images drive emotions with an immediacy that no other medium offers," Apu Gupta, Curalate's CEO and co-founder said in a statement.
I’ve been using the ipad app Haiku Deck for a few months now. It’s a simple way to make very visual presentations. I just read a nice article over at Freethech4teachers.com by a guest blogger that I wanted to share.
Article at Freetech4teachers.com
Here’s a Haiku I made that talks about Elluminate. You can read more about Haiku in my previous post by clicking HERE.
3-D printing has been in the news quite a bit the past year. Whenever I see an article online, I read it. Like many, I think this is going to be the next HUGE piece of technology of our lifetime. The applications are endless, from architecture, manufacturing, medical, and educational use, 3-D printing will fill that gab between what we can do on the computer and how we create.
Here is a company that had a hugely successful Kickstarted campaign and is working to make 3-D printing affordable for everyone. An amazing story and a pretty cool piece of Tech. It starts and 3,299.00, pretty cheap for what it’s capable of. I want one.
Join us for the 14th annual SLN SOLsummit on February 27-28 & March 1 , 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Syracuse, NY.
This conference is sponsored by the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), and is an annual conference specifically for online instructional designers, directors of online learning, and those interested in online, blended, and technology-enhanced learning environment support, services, and best practices.
The keynote address will be delivered by Rebecca Petersen , the director online research at edX.
Also speaking will be Eric Stoller , blogger for Inside HigherEd, Alec Couros professor of educational technology and media from the University of Ragina, Jim Groom , director of teaching and learning technologies at the University of Mary Washington, Karen Vignare , the director of MSUglobal, Anne Derryberry , consultant and expert in gaming, and Diane Jass Ketelhut Associate Professor, Science, Technology and Math Education, University of Maryland. For more information see: http://slnsolsummit2013.edublogs.org/speakers/
Special features of the conference this year are:
a ‘google for educators’ workshop on day 1 of the conference;
the annual ‘unconference’ session on day 2 (so come prepared to share something!) ; and
a focus on “games for learning” on day 3 of the conference.
For those unable to attend in person, the summit will be webcast live. No registration is necessary, and it will be available to all free of charge. Details and links to the streamed sessions will be posted here: http://slnsolsummit2013.edublogs.org/mediasite/
The SLN SOLsummit is open to anyone regardless of their affiliation with SLN or SUNY. Please feel free to forward the invitation to participate in this conference to anyone that might be interested. See the conference blog for information as it is updated: http://slnsolsummit2013.edublogs.org Follow #slnsolsummit in twitter for up-to-date program details, and to contribute to comments, observations, and questions during the live webcasts.
Thanks. I hope to see you there.
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