World War 2 timeline by lindaayers - Teaching Resources - Tes
This can be used either as a teaching aid to help with the chronology, or printed off and laminated as a display. I have it hanging on a washing line from my ceiling and the children refer to it quite regularly. Hope it's useful.
tes  ww2 
Home - Minetest
> A free, open source voxel game engine and game. Fully extendable. You are in control.
I installed that on a few PCs in school. Testing it in a lunchtime club. Looks like a free minecraft. Lots of possibilities. I have it running on one pc as a server and the class can connect from different PCs (mac & Windows possible linux too).
minecraft  games  classroom 
5 days ago
S3 for Poets
> S3 stands for Simple Storage Service.
It's a service provided by Amazon that provides storage and it's simple. If you look at it the right way. And it's Tuesday. And there's a full moon. :-)
>Simple is in the eye of the beholder. And to a programmer, like me, S3 is simple. But we forget sometimes that what seems simple to us might not seem so simple to a literate person who isn't a programmer. For example, a poet.
>But poets need to store stuff too, and Amazon provides a great service, so let's dive in and crash through the obstacles and get to the other side, where storage is simple. Dave Winer, New York August 2012
Aws  s3  web 
6 days ago
Let’s Enhance
> Neural network hallucinates missing details to make image look natural.
neuralnetwork  photoediting 
7 days ago
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
>Behind the Facebook profile you’ve built for yourself is another one, a shadow profile, built from the inboxes and smartphones of other Facebook users. Contact information you’ve never given the network gets associated with your account, making it easier for Facebook to more completely map your social connections.
Not sure if this is incredibly creepy, just the way things are heading or both.
Facebook  privacy 
7 days ago
That IoT Thing: Bitty Data Logger 3.0
Bitty Data Logger is an application which can capture and chart data from a BBC micro:bit's internal accelerometer, magnetometer and temperature sensors. It's available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and for Chromebook as well. Data is, of course, transmitted from the micro:bit to your smartphone over Bluetooth so you can be some distance away from the micro:bit and.... whatever you have connected to it.
microbit  datalogging 
11 days ago
Something is wrong on the internet
> one of the traditional roles of branded content is that it is a trusted source. Whether it’s Peppa Pig on children’s TV or a Disney movie, whatever one’s feelings about the industrial model of entertainment production, they are carefully produced and monitored so that kids are essentially safe watching them, and can be trusted as such. This no longer applies when brand and content are disassociated by the platform, and so known and trusted content provides a seamless gateway to unverified and potentially harmful content.
There seems to be a myriad of weird videos automatically or semi-automatically created videos earning money
Children  internet  youtube 
11 days ago
Disallow & Close Comments on WordPress Media Attachment Page - Tech Journey
function disable_media_comments( $post_id ) {
if( get_post_type( $post_id ) == 'attachment' ) {
wp_die("Comment not allowed.");
return $open;
add_action( 'pre_comment_on_post', 'disable_media_comments' );
spam  function.php  WordPress 
13 days ago
Analyze | Webbkoll -
>This tool helps you check what data-protecting measures a site has taken to help you exercise control over your privacy. Read more.
privacy  openweb  tracking  web 
14 days ago
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web -
>We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to stop it.

Lots of information and links clearly spelt out. Tempted to quote all of it, but here is one more.

> Pay for services and content that you like, if you are able. If you like reading The Guardian, for example, consider subscribing. If your favourite YouTube channel is on Patreon, consider pledging a small amount per video. If you like services like that charge in return for a useful service, buy it. There's mutual respect when both the user and the service provider know what basic service they are buying/selling.
open  Facebook  openweb 
14 days ago
Creativity and digital technology
> Gardner and Davis suggested that the pre-packaged resources (no matter how vast) made available to young people through the Internet is limiting exercise of the imagination because (as Marvel has shown again and again) it is easier to repackage an existing idea than come up with a new one
So the digital is a less creative arena?
creativity  digital 
16 days ago
The Case Against Automated Student Data Dashboards | EdSurge News
>We tried to inspire reflection, but it often happened separate from learning. At the end of the semester, we’d ask students about their strengths and weaknesses, and what they could do differently next semester. They would write down a few ideas, but were never asked to come back to them. It became an activity that yielded little impact.
data  eportfolios  classroom  learning 
17 days ago
Teachable Machine
silly practical machine learning. Would be a good demo.
google  machinelearning  ai 
17 days ago
Good Teachers Talk: Better Teachers Listen | Class Teaching
The post is more interesting, to me, than the title.

> One way of achieving this identify shift is to come unprepared to a lesson! For example, working on a poem in English that neither the pupils nor the teacher have read before. In doing so, pupils begin to see that their identities can fluctuate from learner to contributor, thus giving them the confidence to enact this discourse themselves in the classroom and beyond.

Which speaks to vocalising your process. I do that (I hope) in writing, but not so much in reading.
29 days ago
School walls are oozing with unhelpful growth mindset cheese…. | teacherhead
> Get these slogans blown up and laminated and plaster your corridors and walls in them… Bingo! Go Growth Mindset
Live it. Don’t laminate it. Stick that on a poster.
growthmindset  teaching 
29 days ago
Developing a Proper Growth Mindset - The Educator Blog
> False Growth Mindset
After the recent pushback on Growth Mindset this post suggests that there can be real Growth Mindset and "Many of the best teachers are already there"
growthmindset  teaching 
29 days ago
Online training - Raspberry Pi
We recently launched a new way for people to learn about computing with the Raspberry Pi Foundation: free online training courses, available to anyone, anywhere in the world!
Raspberrypi  classroom  cpd 
4 weeks ago
How to Live Without Google
Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites. This means they are not only tracking what you search for, they're also tracking which websites you visit, and using all your data for ads that follow you around the internet.
privacy  google 
4 weeks ago
Physical Computing With Scratch | Raspberry Pi Projects
>The version of Scratch included with the Raspberry Pi has a number of unique features; one of the most useful is its ability to communicate with the GPIO pins (General Purpose Input Output). These pins allow you to connect your Raspberry Pi to a range of devices, from lights and motors to buttons and sensors. The original Raspberry Pi had a 26-pin header and newer models (B+, Pi 2, Pi 3, etc) have a 40-pin header, but this workshop will work with any model.

I’ve generally failed with any raspberry pi stuff that involves extra hardware beyond a camera this might help.
scratch  classroom  Raspberrypi 
4 weeks ago
Simple Scratch intruder alarm « Blog My Wiki!
> uses any old Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and some parts you’d find in a CamJam EduKit or similar: an LED, a resistor, a push-button switch, a buzzer and a Passive Infra Red (PIR) movement sensor wired up

Looks like it might be a nice we project for school.
scratch  classroom  Raspberrypi 
4 weeks ago
Fragmentum – A microcast from Adam Procter
A new microcast. Glad to see a education one appearing.
4 weeks ago
Clips – Google Drive
lesson plan t ouse clips to produced short, 30 sec, movie about a country.
classroom  clips  geography 
4 weeks ago
Spreadsheets – Google Drive
Resources for teaching spreadsheets. Year 5 (England)
spreadsheets  spreadsheet  Primary  ict  classroom 
4 weeks ago
Bringing digital citizenship into the school curriculum
>This is why we are releasing a free online training course that helps educators equip their students with the foundational skills they need to create a safe and positive experience online. By reading, watching videos, and doing different activities in the Digital Citizenship and Safety Course, they can learn how to integrate digital citizenship and safety activities into their school curriculum.
digitalliteracy  google 
6 weeks ago
10 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Classroom | Reading Rockets
> From activating prior knowledge to exploring language to capturing character, discover ten ways to integrate poetry into your language, reading, and writing lessons.
poetry  classroom 
6 weeks ago
Facebook’s Ad Scandal Isn’t a ‘Fail,’ It’s a Feature - The New York Times
People who use the platform to keep in touch with loved ones may forget that the site makes its money by serving as a conduit for whatever messages people with money want to push at us. You’ll rarely hear the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, mention that when he offers lofty statements about how his company makes the world more open and connected and brings us closer together.
7 weeks ago
osx - Use sips command on mac to trim bottom of image - Stack Overflow
sips is a strange program – wasted an hour as well trying to trick it into cropping non-central part of an image and ye, it's not possible
sips  terminal  commandline  imageediting 
7 weeks ago
Learn how to create a 3D game, animation or model with Blender and Python. For young students aged 10 and older
blender  tutorial  python 
12 weeks ago / os x
list of very small app.. logos of their interesting pages on the site.
app  mac  software 
july 2017
public-apis/ at master · toddmotto/public-apis
A collective list of free JSON APIs for use in web development.

A JSON encoding of all entries can be found here.

For information on contributing to this project, please see the contributing guide.

Please note a passing build status indicates all listed APIs are available since the last update. A failing build status indicates that 1 or more services may be unavailable at the moment.
api  json  webdev  lisr 
july 2017
How to get the original RSS feed for a podcast in iTunes - Friend Michael
Give the page an iTunes URL and it will dig out an RSS feed. You can use this for anchor podcasts which are in I tunes and google play but do not expose a public RSS feed.
RSS  podcast  anchor 
july 2017
Podcast URL
get rss feed from anchor url
rss  podcasting  anchor 
july 2017
Overview | Raspberry Pi Zero Headless Quick Start | Adafruit Learning System
This guide shows how to bring up a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W without needing to attach a keyboard/mouse/monitor. Basic settings will be configured by editing text files directly on the SD card using an editor on your main PC prior to first boot.
july 2017
Leaflet - a JavaScript library for interactive maps
This looks like. Lot of fun to use. I've started at
geo  javascript  library  map  maps  mapping  leaflet.js 
july 2017
How to Tether Your Raspberry Pi with your iPhone 5 |
This could make a useful out and about thing. SkyPi mobile perhpas
internet  iphone 
july 2017
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