A Technologist’s Guide for Students Online

Building on the initial Covid-19 Tactics posts, this time this is geared more towards students looking for creative tools for AV and collaboration. Software: Video HitFilm (FXHome) – Mac/PC “Basics” YouTube playlist by FXHome Blackmagic Davinci Resolve – Mac/PC/Linux iMovie – Mac Saving Money on Apple FCP and Adobe CC (see presentation) Apple Pro Apps…

AV For The At Home Educator (Intro & Camera)

In Monday’s proclamation by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, he has ordered all in the state to “stay home- stay healthy.” As educators follows his order to ‘hunker down,’ I pick up where my previous posts left off on tactics work-at-home educators can employ in their online teaching. This upcoming short video series coalesces Covid-19 around…

Ink or Digital Ink; Covid-19 Tactics

In an all-digital all-the-time age, analog input may sound a bit backwards. But sometimes, the easiest way comes down to just getting pen to paper. Here are two [relatively] easy ways a stay-at-home educator can incorporate penning ideas into their online course during these work-in-place times. iOS First, the easiest and probably most elegant is…

Canvas LMS, meet WordPress 5 training.

Let’s say you are a faculty at WWU, and you’ve decided to incoporate WordPress into your class. You might be asking yourself “so, now how can I teach my students what they need to know about Wp.wwu to do this great assignment?” Luckily, you have your course in Canvas; so look no further than Canvas…

Exploring the once uncharted

Two of my biggest academic fascinations has to be horology and cartography. As a technologist, without either of these technologies the world we live in would be a very different place. To look back at somthing that is 200 years old, created by hand, that is a visual record of a place on our Earth…

Walk on the wild-side of history

I recently stumbled upon a resource, while researching a certain PNW bird, that could help student get in touch with their historical wild-side. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is dedicated to biodiversity literature and historical archives and is cited as one if not the world’s largest open access digital library on the topic. Their mission…

40&20 Episode 60 (guest podcast host)

Eugene Oregon based podcast 40&20, is a podcast hosted each week by Everett and Andrew. A #watchfam based show, each episode is typically centered around “watches, food, drinks, life and other things [they] like.” I was extended an invite to me to rejoin the show (check back at Episode 22 for a previous appearance) to…

Timeline ‘Stories’ within WordPress

In 2020, content creators will continue to look at how to adapt their content to be more; visual, interactive, engaging and in many ways emulating social media style design. One example is “Stories,” as I wrote about previously, looking at the AMP framework to allow for short form visual stories that are not built using…

Social Media Story-a-fy your content

Looking at the rise of short form direct content, there are several news outlets experimenting with their own content using an Instagram or SnapChat stories approach. Integrating video and photography into a short form digital-story, CNN has been trying it out hitting on world topics. https://edition-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/edition.cnn.com/ampstories/world/protecting-the-antarctic-a-journey-to-a-continent-in-distress What’s interesting about this content and style…is that it…

Screen Cap’n

Screencast-O-Matic (for WWU) Doing a search for “screen capturing” or “screen recording” software can lead you down a bumpy road. Luckily, WWU has Screencast-o-matic, a one stop shop for recording your presentation, webcam, app demonstration; and easily edit it. There are a number of Screencast-O-Matic tutorials available for you to review on the Screencast-O-Matic website….

Video games won’t rot your brain; but screen-time will (educationally speaking)

Cognitive development: What are the Effects of Tablets and Smartphones on Babies’ Brains? | Babies: Their Wonderful World 2016- TODDLERS’ FINE MOTOR MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT IS ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY TOUCHSCREEN SCROLLING {LINK} Touchscreen technologies provide an intuitive and attractive source of sensory/cognitive stimulation for young children. Despite fears that usage may have a negative impact on…