Archive for March, 2009

Anyone for tennis?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

“For those uninitiated with Layer Tennis, the premise is simple: two players trade a Photoshop document back and forth, each player has 15 minutes to iterate on the previous “volley” however they see fit. The matches are played live on Friday afternoons, and people follow along and comment via Twitter. It really isn’t about winning [...]

Mobile Slideshare

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 is a landing page on Slideshare for mobile phones. The resolution of each slide is reduced to 240 by 180 (still in horizontal mode). I noticed that slides with white backgrounds and sparse content did not always render properly (big black blocks on some slides obscuring the image, as if the writing was ‘missed’ [...]

Magnatune embedding test

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Viva Mediva by Mediva

Just testing Magnatune’s new embed this album function. Mediva play early music with a modern twist. Just what you need when spending your Sunday hacking through the marking (again).

The only change I needed to make to the ‘embed’ code on the Magnatune page was to remove the new lines after each [...]

Graph grids

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Useful online graph paper generator allows you to save PDF files with a choice of grids

Arrange the digits

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Download a jqz file with 8 questions about rearranging digits to make the largest and smallest numbers. You can also save a Web page with the questions about rearranging digits and use that with students.

As usual, I have set the HotPotatoes options to remove all the buttons (the quizzes open in new windows in Moodle), [...]


Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Dr Sylvia Earle trying to convince people to not destroy the Oceans

New camera

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Fujifilm Finepix J12 point and shoot makes nice classroom pictures. Battery has to be removed for charging.

Imeem test

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581: I. Allegro – Sorokin, Oistrakh, Bondarenko, Terian, Knushevitsky

Just to see what happens… iMeem allows you to embed a music stream in your blog or Web site. The service appears to be paid for by some advertising that is embedded in the player above. Currently playing is the Allegro [...]

Play it again

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The students have realised why I’m YouTubing certain parts of the Maths course… I’ll do some more over the weekend.

Nutrition Information Tables

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Numeracy teaching with a healthy eating message.