Moving forward I am going to try to only create SVG images for things I use in web and in EE. Scaling without pixelating makes a huge difference.
Last week I saw this tweet from Keri-Lee Beasley. I favorited it and then I forwarded it to my email so I could remember to check back on it. This week (and the next couple of weeks) I am going to check them all out and see if there are any ideas that transfer across design tools (it looks like there are).
Camp is special. I loved leading outdoor trips during my undergraduate experience (COOP at Columbia University) and then working at Keewaydin Dunmore in Vermont for many years as a staffman and trip leader. In the last two weeks, I was at two separate events that I can playfully describe as ‘grown-up nerd camps.’ The first was the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Academy in Houston. Teachers and leaders from across the United States gathered together to share best practices and create experiences around the Apple technologies that we find useful in schools.
The second was Global Online Academy’s Summer Institute on Bainbridge Island, WA. Steve (Blending Leadership co-author) and I facilitated a 2-day workshop within the larger program for school leaders from a variety of independent schools and organizations across the globe. We used much of our previous thinking, now iterated upon and developed further, from the book to frame the activities. This also meant that we planned to iterate and adapt based on the developing actual, real-time needs and interests of those in the room. This can be difficult from a planning perspective, and I gave Steve two new constraints that I was interested in testing at this event. First, we would not use/reuse any pre-packaged or previously used visuals. Second, we would keep the amount of visual ‘slides’ to just a few (average of less than 1 per 30 minutes of workshop time).
Below are the slides that were generated during this workshop.
The other Canvas courses I have used in support of my courses have both had instructional designers behind the scenes organizing content and making things look good. Last week I had to start designing a course from scratch. Luckily, a lot of the elements could be copied and pasted right from the html view from other pages.
It's been very difficult to find the NES Classic Edition (the rereleased original 8bit console with a bunch of games preloaded). But it is possible to make your old Nintendo work. All of the games that I thought had broken do still work at my parents house. And it does not require blowing into or shaking the cartridges or the console. Instead, once inserted, simply slide the cartridge left and right to get the best connection between the leads of the cartridge and the connectors inside the console. I wish I knew this 30 years ago.
Here is my son "playing" Mickey Mousecapade. Yes, he is standing way too close and his controller is upside down and he is not really doing anyhting.
I wanted to find out who made the felt paper animations in the Trolls movie, and I found the source because she shared about it.
Preparing the brine is easy, it's finding the correct things to store and refrigerate the brining turkey that are tough.
I'm a big fan of Zoom's video conferencing platform, and I like the addition of the ability to Airplay Directly to the share screen options during a call. Great for sharing an iPad or iPhone.
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