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Use Night Shift on the iPhone

Quick tip from It’s Not Letting Me – using Night Shift on the iPhone. The warm glow is better for your eyes…and mine!

more tips at www.itsnotlettinme.com

Get F.lux (for android and PC) HERE:


Curb you iPhone Addiction

Curb you iPhone Addiction

How to save space on your iPhone with Google Photos

How to save space on your iPhone with Google Photos

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/


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:
    3. SOUND
    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
    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.



The internet can really be our enemy. It sucks our time down a rabbit hole that is impossible to get

back. Since, I’m now freelancing from home and writing during most of the day, it is essential that I’m as productive as possible.

SELF CONTROL is a FREE app that is essential for me and my work.  If I sit down to write or edit video, I turn this app on.  It works quite simply, you add websites that are your biggest distractions to your BLACK LIST, and then you set a time limit (for me – I always default to three hours).  You then get three hours of distraction free computer time.

LESSON ONE: Drawing in Google Docs

LESSON ONE: Drawing in Google Docs

The school year is back in session, and I’ve committed to creating a video for every one of my lessons. Here’s LESSON ONE: Drawing in GoogleDocs.

The fundamental vocab words that are focused on in this lesson are:



The FUTURE of Textbooks – eBooks

The FUTURE of Textbooks – eBooks

This TEDtalk is inspiring.

Al Gore’s latest book has been eBooked.

The current textbook publishers have been dragging their feet, continuing to consume profit from their old fashioned books. Our students and teachers are beggin for new resources. I think there will be a revolution in the textbook world as teachers start to author their own content – like ck12.org.