SAVE MONEY calling Uber or Lyft from your iPhone

SAVE MONEY calling Uber or Lyft from your iPhone

Quick tutorial on comparing rates from both LYFT and UBER all inside of the Apple Maps app on the iPhone.

You can compare uber and lyft rates in the iPhone.

This also works inside of Google Maps – and on Android Devices.

Epic TV Theme by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

What is the Cloud?

What is the Cloud?

What is the CLOUD?  Explained simply.

Understanding the cloud is essential in learning to understand our modern internet based ecosystems. Platforms like Google Drive, iCloud, iMessage, DropBox, and OneDrive are all cloud based platforms.

Curb you iPhone Addiction

Curb you iPhone Addiction
Google Photos – the BEST app to save storage space on your iPhone or Android Device

Need to save SPACE on your iPhone or Android device? Use Google Photos to BACK UP your devices to the cloud FOR FREE!

iPhone/iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-photos-unlimited-photo-and-video-storage/id962194608?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.photos&hl=en

 

Namaste by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

 

CHROMECAST: The BEST $30 you’ll spend on technology

CHROMECAST: The BEST $30 you’ll spend on technology

Simple explanation of the Chromecast and how it works.

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The Chromecast is the best piece of tech dollar for dollar you can buy.
It will stream photos and videos from your phone/tablet/laptop directly to your tv.
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Music: Ukulele Beach By Doug Maxwell

The MOST Important Tip for iPhone Filmmaking

The MOST Important Tip for iPhone Filmmaking

Here’s the MOST IMPORTANT tip that ANY iPhone filmmaker can use.

 

Shoot WIDE not TALL.

By shooting TALL, you will end up losing HALF the resolution of your clip.  People watch TV in WIDESCREEN.  No one watches TALL screen.

FIVE SKILLS for 21st Century Teachers

FIVE SKILLS for 21st Century Teachers

Professional Development often emerges as a daunting process of ReLearning skills for teachers. I’ve been thinking deeply on the PHASE ONE skills that ALL teachers should have. They’re pretty simple. Here’s the list:

  1. Video/audio capture and upload NO EDITING just shoot and upload.  A LOT of information can be conveyed with some SIMPLE shooting techniques.  Along with THIS skills set comes a few basic of shooting: Composition, Lighting, and Sound.
  2. Google docs collaboration and paperless workflows the students are catching on.  The faculty is dragging their feet.  Collaboration can be introduced and continually reinforced in GoogleDocs.  PEER EDITING is one of the essential skills that students can learn from each other.  It holds them accountable and it helps them practice editing grammar and spelling.  Teachers need to catch on.
  3. Google docs collections and file organization this is a SIMPLE skill that is sorta confusing inside the Docs management window.  Teachers need to learn that sharing ONE collection will allow them to share thousands of documents on the fly. They only have to create a class list ONCE after that new docs just need to be tagged to that collection.
  4. Understanding digital citizenship this is one of those NON-TECH tech skills.  Digital citizenship is not just the Golden Rule of Pixel based living, but it is also the key to introducing students to 21st century engagement.
  5. Understanding media literacy and the evaluation of sources IS WIKIPEDIA a GOOD source?  The answer is not a blanket NO.  TOO many teachers are teaching kids to simply avoid WIKIPEDIA. Isn’t it a stronger skills to teach students to EVALUATE and CONTRIBUTE and CORRECT Wikipedia?  We need to focus on evaluating and correcting sources online.  Student can be participants in their research and not just consumers of information.

iPAd Film School: ANY Teacher can assign a video assignment

iPAd Film School: ANY Teacher can assign a video assignment

Over the last 12 years living as both a teacher who also makes documentaries and tells stories with media, I’ve learned a lot about how I learned to create with digital tools and I’ve devised ways for teachers learn this approach to let go of fear of technology, fear of learning new things, fear of feeling like their students know more than they do, and start to engage with new ways for students to be empowered.  

Teachers don’t need to be master illustrators to give a drawing assignment.  Certainly, there will be students with a better skilled hand at drawing, but it’s the teacher’s job to help shape that drawing into a message of understanding the concepts that are being explored in schools.  The same hold true with technology.  

Any teacher can give video assignments.  We offer a FULL DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT workshop that covers that curriculum in this video. The videos steps in the workshop are:

  1. WRITING: Use the A/V script format above
    1. Tell a story – with a beginning, middle, and end.
    2. Plan what you need to SHOOT
    3. Write potential interview questions
    4. Plan what footage you need to find – photos or videos
  2. SHOOTING be mindful of the following:
    1. COMPOSITION
    2. LIGHTING
    3. SOUND
  3. EDITING
    1. Turn your script on it’s side, and the A/V will be in line with the A/V on a video editing timeline
    2. Organize your footage
    3. Choose the best moments of each shot
    4. Cut the clips up and place them where they belong
    5. Line up Audio and Video as it was script
    6. Modify the edit as it suits the project
  4. SHARING
    1. Learn how to share the – use the Youtube channels that are provided for each Google Account. Have end users upload videos here
    2. Understand the difference between
      1. a PROJECT file (the editable version)
      2. an EXPORTED file (not editable)
    3. Understand PRIVACY settings of that video
      1. PRIVATE – no one but you can see it
      2. UNLISTED – anyone with the LINK can see it
      3. PUBLIC – anyone can see it
    4. Discuss what makes a QUALITY video – understanding the difference between QUALITY and QUANTITY.

Here’s the MOST IMPORTANT tip for ANY iPhone filmmaker

Here’s the MOST IMPORTANT tip for ANY iPhone filmmaker

Here’s the MOST IMPORTANT tip that ANY iPhone filmmaker can use.

Shoot WIDE not TALL.

By shooting TALL, you will end up losing HALF the resolution of your clip.  People watch TV/FILM in WIDESCREEN.  No one watches TALL screen.

The BEST experiment on the future of LEARNING – the HOLE in the WALL

Fear created the greatest barrier to bridging the technology gap. The Digital Immigrants (teachers) spent their time learning in the old model. They read books, wrote papers, and filled in bubbles on tests. This made them good at memorizing things and good at using #2 pencils, but it didn’t prepare them for 21st Century life.

The Digital Native (students) however are spending all day on their screens. They are learning entrepreneurially on their iPhones. The problem is that they’re not learning as much IN school as they are outside of school.

Take a look at Mitra’s speech. The production value of this video is very good, but the message is the same as his previous TEDx talk. Here’s my previous Mitra post.

I am so proud of Dr. Mitra and the possibilities of his research.

There’s a real opportunity for a major revolution in education.

Great TIMES of INDIA article about the prize.