Friday, October 8, 2010

Photography fun (iPad and laptop)

> Photography fun (iPad and laptop)

We all learn in different ways, therefore we need different types of apps to feel comfortable learning an application. Multiple intelligences come into play when we are trying to find and app that works for us.

Gardner defined eight basic multiple intelligences: Verbal/linguistic, Logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, rhythmic/musical, bodily/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and naturalist.

iPad apps

1. PC Express – an online version of Photoshop done by Adobe. It has a surprising amount of power.

2. Talking Tom -- send talking emails to friends

3. Flickr (both iPad & laptop

4. Flickr: The Library of Congress' Photostream (laptop)

iLearn technology is an edublog that helps integrate technology into the classroom.

5. Comic strip app- many hours of fun designing comic art.

6. Kartoonize Studio app Apply a variety of styles and r/g/b color intensity shifts to a photograph.

7. Image Stylize app (lots of great effects to manipulate pictures)( Variety of effects: twirl, ripple, water, sphere, pinch, emboss, tine, posterize, solarize, negative, kaleidoscope, et

Laptop/desktop applications

1a. Acorn, the image editor for humans. How to do with simple to use tools for the average user. It also comes at a price of $49.00. (laptop)

Everyone needs to edit images at some point, but not everyone has the time to learn super pricey wizbang image editing programs. This is why we created Acorn. Add text and shapes to your digital pictures. Combine images together to create your own. Work with layers to touch up your favorites or make something new from scratch. Do all this and more with Acorn.
Straightforward, convenient, and easy.
All of the tools condense into one easy to use palette to keep your screen uncluttered and inviting. Easily move the palette around if it gets in your way, or press the tab key to make it hide.

Use layers and blending modes to make the most of photo editing by allowing easy placement of text and other objects without destroying the picture underneath. Layers allow you to try things out, and change your mind later on.

Tutorials and Documentation
Acorn comes with online documentation and tutorials, so you don't have to learn by yourself.

2a. Fotobabble (setup account) (laptop)

“Its the easiest way to add voice to photos. Its free - just upload a photo, record your voice and share!

3a. Flickr (both iPad & laptop

4a. Flickr Photo Map (iPad/iPhone) people place their photos on world map for you to explore)

5a. Comic Master graphic novel creator (great way to create graphic novels or posters)

Reading in a digital world


Access anywhere. Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there. Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your notable life using your computer, phone, and the web. Get started today with a free account.

1. Capture anything-text, audio, video, screen shot, web page, etc.

2. Organize it, tag it, organize into notebooks, and have it searchable.

3. Search by keywords, titles, tags, and handwritten text.

ISSUU: you publish (Allows you to easily put your files onto the web for retrievals later)

This is a way to put your publications on the cloud digitally to be retrieved from any computer.

And example on a website:

Take Control - ePubs for technological assistance and knowledge

MacLife magazine now has an app for the iPad (iTunes)

Zinio Zinio transforms your favorite print magazines into digital format.

Same content . Same design. Delivered over the Internet. Straight to your desktop.

This app also saves paper clutter around the home or office.

Interactive books for the iPad (Alice in Wonderland)


This is a good place to keep track of what you have read and share the good reads with friends. You can also take advantage of various interest groups that are formed. Authors are also available for chats periodically.

The future of the book [video] - Holy Kaw!

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

Sources for free eBooks


Book Gluton

Children’s ebook libraries

Digital ebooks

Ebooks & text archive

eBooks directory

Fictionwise ebooks


Google books

Just free books


Project Gutenberg


Shakespeare Opensource

TED: Ideas worth spreading


Univ of Penn online books

US Government books

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Schooling for the 21st Century: Unleashing Student Passion

This is a terrific slide show demonstrating the differences in learning styles over the past few decades while it stresses the important qualities needed in today's world.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What is a Web Browser

This is a simple introduction that explains what a browser is in simple terms.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Olympics 2010 Theme Song

Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 Theme Song - "Winter Games" - song by Stylus Mirek Rosh

This song is available to anyone or any institution wishes to use it to promote the 2010 Winter Games. I have written this song out of love of the games and patriotic goose bumps after announcement awarding 2010 Games to Vancouver. Thanks for viewing.

#155-1027 Davie St., Vancouver, BC V6E 4L2

Welcome to Winter Game

Welcome to our land where our hearts beat to the drums of native bands.
Mountains high, endless Sea in this glorious place well share; both you and me.

Greetings to the best on earth! Thanks for making our dreams come true.
Wishing you the best of luck! Were here to cheer for you.
Though youve come from far way were hoping youll feel at home
Wish to see you many times under skies of our dome

Welcome to Winter Games set by Peace and beauty of Olympic flames.
Give it all; your heart and mind. Make this quest a glorious time in our mankind.

Vancouver 2010 - The Olympic Winter Games Spot Universal (Sports)

Olympic Mascots

Miga the Sea Bear : Miga is a snowboarding sea bear inspired by the legends of the Pacific Northwest First Nations tales of orca whales that transform into bears when they arrive on land. Part Spi...
Miga the Sea Bear : Miga is a snowboarding sea bear inspired by the legends of the Pacific Northwest First Nations tales of orca whales that transform into bears when they arrive on land. Part Spirit Bear, a rare white bear unique to BC, Miga's outgoing spirit and high energy draw her to action and adventure.

Quatchi the Sasquatch : Quatchi, a shy and gentle giant, is a sasquatch; a popular figure in local native legends of the Pacific West Coast. The sasquatch reminds us of the mystery and wonder that exists in the natural world. Although Quatchi loves all winter sports, he's especially fond of hockey and dreams of becoming a world-famous goalie.

Sumi the Thunderbird : Sumi is an animal spirit who wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the furry legs of the black bear. With a name that is derived from the Salish word sumesh meaning guardian spirit, Sumi is passionate about the environment and is a fan of all Paralympic sports.

Mukmuk the Marmot : Mukmuk is a small and friendly Vancouver Island marmot who always supports and cheers loudly for his friends during games and races. Mukmuk, the mascot sidekick, is considered an honourary member of the team and enjoys surprising his friends by popping up on occasion to share in the spirit and fun of the Games. Mukmuk gets his name from the word muckamuck, Chinook jargon for food, because he loves to eat when he's not playing with his mascot friends." by fiercefunky March 12, 2009

Google Street View gets Olympic Fever

Google team specially equipped a snowmobile to provide viewers with dynamic 360-degree horizontal by 290-degree vertical panoramic views of the Olympic venue.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google introduces Google Buzz (

"Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail. Buzz brings this network to the surface by automatically setting you up to follow the people you email and chat with the most. We focused on building an easy-to-use sharing experience that richly integrates photos, videos and links, and makes it easy to share publicly or privately (so you don't have to use different tools to share with different audiences). Plus, Buzz integrates tightly with your existing Gmail inbox, so you're sure to see the stuff that matters most as it happens in real time."

Buzz goes mobile
"On your phone, Google Buzz is much more than just a small screen version of the desktop experience. Mobile devices add an important component to sharing: location. Posts tagged with geographical information have an extra dimension of context — the answer to the question "where were you when you shared this?" can communicate so much. And when viewed in aggregate, the posts about a particular location can paint an extremely rich picture of that place. Check out the Mobile Blog for more info about all of the ways to use Buzz on your phone, from a new mobile web app to a Buzz layer in Google Maps for mobile."

Friday, January 15, 2010

100 Best Learning tools for 2009

Now that technology has become some prevalent, teachers need to stay abreast of what works in other classrooms. This slideshare presentation will bring the most popular tool to the forefront.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Free Photoshop Alternatives for Editing Images

Check this out!!!!
Three websites for 25+ Photoshop alternatives


11 Free Adobe Photoshop Alternatives (Softwares) | Tools

Photoshop Alternatives: Another 14 Free Image Manipulation Tools | Tools

One more site to check out for Mac based (non free) Image editors
Top 5 Alternatives to Photoshop For Mac Users | Psdtuts+