Learning DMX

We’ve just purchased a DMX enabled follow-spot for our school drama area. It’s just shame my brain isn’t DMX enabled to operate it! There’s quite a few tutorials around but this one from UniqueSquared (the first in a series of five) is short, pithy and has turkeys! The second video covers DMX addressing: The third

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Spot the Station

NASA has a handy service so you can know ‘when to look up’ and see the International Space Station. Head on over to spotthestation.nasa.gov Clock the ‘Sign up for alerts’ button. Select your country, state / region and city. As a proud South Australian I was limited to four somewhat peculiar choices: Adelaide, Leigh Creek, Peterborough

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Daisy the Dinosaur: Programming for (Lower) Primaries

What it is: an iPad app for introducing programming concepts. Who it’s for: F-2 students (or older students with no programming background) Australian Curriculum link:  “Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.” (ACTDIP004)   This little (and free) introduction-to-programming app has lots going for it. It’s aimed at

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Tripline

My first attempts at creating an animated visual of a journey (some 15 years ago) were laborious and frustrating and involved taking multiple screenshots of a small plane graphic as I moved it across a blurry background map. Now you can purchase dedicated map-journey software such as PriMap or use freebie (yay!) online tools such

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Google Alerts

Google Alerts are “email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries”. This is a very handy service if you have specific topics you like being kept up to date with. Here’s the Google Alert form at www.google.com.au/alerts Setting it up There’s a few options: Search query: Complete with your topic

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Photostory 3 Tutorial

Photostory 3 Tutorial

Photostory 3 was released by Microsoft several years ago. It’s a painless way of creating videos from a selection of photographs. Here’s a tutorial I wrote for our staff.  Photo Story 3 Tutorial (5Mb) It’s also available from TES: My resources at TES Connect You can download the Microsoft software here: Photostory Download (5Mb)  

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