@help I’ve got a feed /category/micro/ which is pulled into micro.blog and x-posts to twitter. Could I have that come to microblog and /category/micro/tag/twitter/ with only the twitter tag x-posting? Or would common items get posted twice?

Liked Michael Tsai – Blog – Meet the New Dropbox

I’ve enjoyed dropbox for a long time, but has become less useful to me first stopping the hosting web pages and then when the school network where I worked blocked it. I now use O365 OneDrive for syncing files from home to work quite happily.  I’ve quite a few aliased  setting files and the like sitting in dropbox, but they are only used from my home mac now. One or two drafts action send text from my phone to dropbox but nothing very important.

I think I’ll be trying to tidy up and drop dropbox over the summer holidays.

Some of the quotes in the linked post drip with sarcasm.

Liked Quick Fix — a vending machine for likes and followers – Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi)

Art installation and social commentary from maker Dries Depoorter, with a Pi, and Arduino, and a nicely finished enclosure.

Quick Fix — a vending machine for likes and followers

Quick Fix is a vending machine (and art installation) that sells social media likes and followers. Drop in a coin, enter your social media account name, and an army of fake accounts will like or follow you

 

sounds like fun on several levels.

Since returning to the classroom I’ve been using micro:bits with my class of 8-11 year olds. We have had a deal of fun with them, some of this is on the class blog.

We normally use pc laptops and chrome to access the MakeCode editor. In the second year I tried using the iOS app but out of a class only one or two children managed to get their micro:bits connected. At the time I put this down to multiple micro:bits and iPads in close proximity.

I have occasionally tested new versions of the app and the most recent one seemed a lot better. It displayed the webpage code editor in app and flashing seemed simpler. Today wanting to move our micro:bit guitar project on when the PCs were in use elsewhere in the school I decided to give the app another run. I am very glad I did. Everything about the app seemed to be better. I think that coding and flashing to the micro:bit for an iPad is simpler than using a pc. We had no problems in getting code written and flashed to the micro:bits.

I’d highly recommend the app if you have both iPads and micro:bits in your classroom.

I’d also recommend the Microsoft MakeCode Guitar project. I’ve been working with a mixed age group class and the mix of tech and ‘art’ fits very well. Some of the younger children are getting their first experience with coding and the art and construction can keep them motivated when the coding concepts get tough.

I was delighted to see this update coming to iMovie.

I had a very quick play, simple and seemed to work very well. Perfect timing for our micro:bit project.