There has been discussion of the difficulty of discovering UI features on modern Apple Devices vs Classic mac on apple-centric sites, to which I was nodding my head. Today I notice a pupil’s screen, split view and split undocked keyboard. Features I don’t use and didn’t teach.

Listened Slow Teaching with Jamie Thom from Becoming Educated

Jamie Thom is a full time English Teacher, host of the TES English Teaching Podcast and author of ‘Slow Teaching: finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom’. Jamie is also set to rele…

I enjoyed listening to this episode on the way home tonight. I’m interested in other ‘slow places’ (food,  The Daily Stillness for example) so this was a good listen.

I am not sure why I’ve not listened to this Scottish Educational Podcast before. Now subbed. Hope to listen to the episodes with David Cameron (the provocative education one) soon.

Listened GIFs as Blackface from Glimmer

Anil Dash: What I’m saying is, sometimes that machine is making us do something that replicates the systemic racism of the world around us. I don’t think anybody intends that, but maybe by talking about it, what we can do is encourage each other to be a little bit more thoughtful, a little bit more mindful about which images we use, whose images we use, and the way we use them. And if we do that, we can keep the machines and the software and the technology from undermining other people’s ability to trust in our good intent when we send them a message.

Really interesting discussions. I’ve messed around a lot with gifs, mainly making them, I like their use for examining moments, “art” and just playing with the tools. I’ve never, afair, entered into the world of reaction gifs. I’ve used giphy for the odd daft experiment, but that is as far as it goes.

Replied to Glitch, Remix, a #NetNarr Exquisite Corpse (CogDogBlog)

There you go, try guess the nature of this blog post from a word heavy vague title.

I think I’d guess that a post with Glitch, Remix, and Exquisite Corpse in the title is one that is I’d be interested in;-)
Glitch is a pretty interesting place. Interestingly I made something there a while back of which Kevin was the only user!
Excited to see what range of things you get up to with glitch.

Office for iOS

The new Office app simplifies how you work on a phone by combining Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one app and adds mobile-first features so you can get more done all from one app. This app maintains all the functionality of the existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint mobile apps but requires far less phone storage than using three separate apps. New features leveraging the camera help you create content in uniquely mobile ways. Additionally, the app includes a new Actions tab so you can accomplish many common mobile tasks without needing to switch between apps.

Works with Glow’s O365 education accounts.

I don’t use office apps on my phone very often except for office lens.
This looks like an interesting development.
The quote above was grabbed with the Image to text function. This seems less powerful than Lens (no immersive reader) but allows you to copy text without a trip to OneDrive/Word which is handy. For my use, as opposed to pupil’s, it should be more useful.

Quoted Andy Baio

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