I found this treasure while looking for resources to teach video production. Written by Michael Trinklein, he offers a lot of insight for teachers and students alike on the areas of editing, shooting, sound, lighting, lens and tech. He has two iBooks available (at a small cost) if you prefer that format however the site has all the same content. In addition, if you contact him via the note at the bottom of the home page, he will share further teaching resources with you.
The URL: http://video101course.com/
There’s been a resurgence of old-style video games lately. I saw Atari emulator machines for sale last Christmas and my students are starting to look at the original video games because of general interest or they are learning how to design and code games themselves. Here’s an extensive collection of historical games that you might find useful or at least fun. Check the tabs along the top for different operating systems, gaming systems and game genres.
The URL: https://classicreload.com/commodore-64-games
I believe that all design solves a problem. I used this site to discuss this idea with my Design Studies students. The concept is interesting; according to the author, “I’m on an adventure – to explore the limits of design’s ability to solve social problems, big and small. To do this I attempted to solve 50 problems in 50 days using design. I also spent time with 12 of Europe’s top design firms.” There are some interesting stories here!
The URL: http://50problems50days.com/
Well, things are in full momentum by now so I thought I’d start sending a few things on The Teacher List. Thanks for hanging around!
I found this while researching how to repair a rubber-to-metal part on my truck and realized it will be handy for my Design Studies classes. Simply pick a category of This, then a category of That – and this handy search engine will guide you to the best adhesive product. This is excellent for STEAM classes, Science, Construction and Art classes as well.
The URL: http://www.thistothat.com/
Have you ever wondered about all the choices of paper sizes when printing or setting up a new document? Here’s a great site that tells you all about A4 versus Letter and any other combination you can think of.
The URL: http://www.papersizes.org/
As announced this week, Adobe is releasing newly updated Android apps will be optimized for Google Chromebooks, and will be available in the next couple of weeks. This is significant in districts like my own, where ChromeBooks are the dominant device for student and teacher work. You can find out more at the link below.
The URL: https://blogs.adobe.com/education/2017/01/24/expand-your-students-creativity-through-adobe-apps-now-on-chromebook/