Thanks to Lifehacker for the link to this very friendly, useful site full of tips for using your camera. Among the more impressive recent finds. Isn’t it great that people share their passions like this?
Extremely useful free utilities that do specific jobs really well and save time and money.
An apparently exhaustive array of freeware for Windows. Untested by DV for Teachers.
PC World has a comprehensive list of free software: 101 Fabulous Freebies. Go!
Tammy Tolar is interested in websites, blogs, and using the internet as a tool in her learning, teaching, and her life. This little post is one example of what she can do.
Stephen Downes linked to this post from Andy Carvin
, offering a definition of blogs for educators in very clear terms. Andy was part of the Digital Divide Network for several years before joining PBS online. Highly recommended.
The Creative COW newsletter linked to a discussion thread about copyright and fair use issues in a graduation video. No definitive answers, but if you’re producing a video like this, especially for sale, it’s important to be aware of the law’s requirements and the risks you may run for not following it.
Shane Ross offers a video clip demonstrating a method for applying Movement on Stills. I usually do this completely in the Canvas, but I found two things really valuable:
- setting keyframes in the Viewer for more control over specific Motion attributes
- after applying motion to the images, adding a transition adds in frames – 15 per image for a 1-second transition, for example – so you’ll have move your keyframes to the new in and out points of your images (this will be clearer after you watch the tutorial)
A worthwhile tutorial.
Every running process explained.
The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities is an annotated list pf Windows utilities, with several options for most of the 46. I can’t check them all, but the list seems well-researched. If you need software, look here before whipping out the credit card.
From a reader:
I’m currently enrolled in [a] Master of Science in Education program. I’m looking for a source of technology lesson plans for in-service training. I’m looking for something generic that can be used to help all teachers see the value of integrating technology into their classroom.
Can you direct me to any websites that provide material of this nature?
One of the best places I can think of for this is the EDTECH list at H-Net. It’s a very wide-ranging list that’s friendly and very well moderated with thousands of subscribers around the world. For this question, try a search for technology integration lesson plans. My search yielded 160 hits. (The URL for the search results scrambled something on this page or I’d link directly to it.)