Monday, July 12, 2010
Take a look at this simple, yet enticing video that Google posted on YouTube. Anyone else excited about the possibility of weaving this into current curriculum??
Sunday, April 18, 2010
So often I perceive this magazine as catered to sex-starved male geeks. I'm referring to the the ads - the little side articles, etc. This type of content doesn't help to break any stereotypes that women are just toys, pastimes -- objects to be manipulated and used when bored with other things made and manipulated, now does it. But alas, no comments allowed at the end of Clair's excellent article (what gender made that editorial call??). The tech world, despite it's aura of innovation and forward-progress, seems to have its share of gender-biased neanderthal thinking, for sure. Let's hope great things for our granddaughters, because both you and I know, it is really that far off. Claire, ever thought about starting a gender equitable tech magazine called "Rewired"? I'd subscribe in a heartbeat!!
(oops - forgot my place there for a second...I am, after all, only a little 'ol tech usin' female teacher writing a silly little benign education blog...don't worry, my hand is going back to rocking the cradle. It is - it really is. ;)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
At what point is social media to our benefit, and at what point is it exploiting us? Oh, it's not anything new - a new spin on an old trick. Let the public freely advertise your product for a coveted item. I dreaded the day when business began salivating over Twitter. They'll ruin it all.
Posted by JBlack at 1:29 PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Okay, below you'll find one of the best articles I've read in some time. LOVED IT!! Well written, insightful and beautifully retold (you will love the two-handed strawberry eater). May Anthony Mullen continue to speak loud and clear for those of us in the trenches. The race to online education is really about money, meaning a race to NOT lose local/state/federal funding, and/or the thought that a turn to online ed will save tons of taxpayer money. It is not necessarily about pursuing sound or even better pedagogical practices for students which..excuse me..is the real goal, is it not? And that is the rub. (Diigo bookmark and my highlights listed below)
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I love Photoshop. I've come in contact with lots of software, webware and freeware over the years, and Photoshop still is my favorite. I've not yet mastered it after 10 years, but that's why it remains at the top of my list. I use it for so many things, but at work primarily to teach web design. So you can understand my excitement when I ran across a recent Twitter referencing BaseKit and its current beta signup. There seems to be a chasm-ed divide these days between those who design and those who code the designer's ideas into the end result. Perhaps BaseKit will bridge that divide at bit. Click on the image below to see what BaseKit has to offer. Very promising indeed -- an all from within the browser window.
We live in a day and age where we shouldn't have to be super-geeky to put our design ideas into play on the Internet. I'd like to say we've evolved past that...or have we? Check out the following Vimeo video. With a mantra of "Stop coding, start designing - create a website the BaseKit way", how could you not hope for its wild success? Where is it all heading? I think we'll soon have some hyper-combined version of SiteGrinder/Artisteer/BaseKit before we know it -- and it will be revolutionary. It might even make coders want to learn design. ;) Definitely a company to keep an eye on.
BaseKit from BaseKit Team on Vimeo.
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