The linked post Bushcraft Week with Thornlie Primary – Aspen Outdoors Ltd is great. Often folk working with schools post the nice photos but this one has some great activities spelt out too.
“#tdc2706 #ds106 “Welcome aboard, do what you like and leave the rest.” The Word according to @jimgroom
Digital Creativity Tools: Online Tools Amazing collection of Online, desktop, mobile tools, tutorials, inspiration & more useful for #ds106 and other digital fun. Many things I’ve not seen before. Where to start…
I wonder if we should spend some time explaining to pupils why we choose the tools we use, the affordances of said tools and the drawbacks. In the case of “free” tools why companies give them away. I don’t believe we think about these reasons in enough depth.
I really enjoyed this episode of Automators. I’ve used drafts for a long time, one of my favourite iOS apps. Listening made me realise I still mostly use the oder features. I need to spend some time getting up-to-date. A lot of digging to do in the shownotes.
Great story Aaron, the linked webpage is beautiful too.
Delightfully insane! Although the footnote suggests method in the madness.
Where he asks:
Do you remix?
If so, how do you remix? What is your remix trigger? Is it curiosity or simply joining the dots as you see them? Do you like to layer-up? Or strive to simplify? Is it a tickly thought? Or a random one from left field?
Well yes, I think I do, although my definition of remix might be widened to include mashup. but of course, Everything is a Remix.
The why is harder, I am not a developer or an artist, I don’t make anything as polished as the remixes that scale on social media. I like to think it is because I nearly can. That is I am going to learn something in the process.
Wouldn’t it be cool is another trigger, or I wonder, or will it be funny, or impress someone(Usually only me). Or I learn about a new, to me technology and try it out.
Here are a selection remixes & mashups I am quite please with:
- pechaGif is a remix of the much more useful pechaflickr made by Alan, a sort of joke I guess. As with many remiixes it was an off shoot of another,
- DS106 GiF TV also silly.
- Dance Jim Dance is a sort of remix of a gif (one of the first I made) that was a remix of a video of Jim Groom. This generates gifs of Jim dancing (see also Don’s Gif Zen).
- Random Flickr Blendr remixes flickr photos, inspired by @mvdfunes. It actually is getting some use inspiring some of KevinHodgson (@dogtrax)‘s poetry
- A lot of my remixes involve gifs. These might start as video, or stills or layers of stills. I tend to remixed again and again #giffight was a tigger for many.
- Wire Characters Season 1
- More phenakistoscope a css animation which started with a wonder.