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Visual thinking guides This presents nine sources of visual thinking guides: Exploratree, Gamestorming, LexIcon, Education Oasis, TeacherVision, Freeology, Education Place and Writing Fun. Exploratree hosts a set of interactive thinking guides. This is a free web resource where you can use the guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups.

Meet UDOO: the Android/Linux Arduino mini PC Whilst Android has become a standard platform on most mobile devices, it has still yet to really integrate itself within the computing world. However, this could be all set to change thanks to a new computer system which looks to help bring the operating system to a whole new audience and platform. The UDOO is an Arduino-based computer system that has been formatted to run on several platforms such as Android and Linux.

How to create a Digital Publishing Culture Over the last few weeks a few of our staff have begun experimenting with the potential of digital publishing using ePub, both for students and teachers. We are excited about the possibilities, and we imagine digital publishing being used for: Students publishing their own fiction writing within the school communityStudents creating images and videos to embed into written documents (i.e., student developed 'Khan Academy')Teachers creating integrated digital resources to share promising practices (i.e., multimedia teaching materials)Teachers creating unit guides for students (combination of text, visuals, videos and links) Why create ePubs?

Getting Started With Mind Mapping Software This new How-To Guide collects some of the best articles from this blog on how get started with mind mapping software. It provides answers to questions such as why should I use mind mapping in my work? What features should I look for? And where can I get inspired and get a better sense of what types of maps can be created using this type of software? Click on the links below to answers to all those questions and more that will help you to get on your way to being more productive, creative and effective with mind mapping software: How to get started with mind mapping software

Firefox OS: applications 101 Hi again! The other day in TID I was told there is not much information about how to start a HTML5 application for Firefox OS and deploy it into the device. There is. How To Make Your Own Books From Wikipedia The Wikimedia Foundation home page says – Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. With nearly 3 million articles in the English version alone Wikipedia along with its sister wikis is an Alibaba’s treasure trove of information. Now, Wikipedia gives us a chance to take this information and use it as one of the oldest forms we have known ““ the humble book. It is just the Wikimedia Foundation’s attempt to make “˜human knowledge’ accessible to everyone”¦online and now also offline. It started off with the German Wikipedia last year and now since February 26th it has moved onto the English version too. To capsulize the process, users can collate the article pages of their choice and create a book from this existing material through a simple link available in Wikipedia.

Tinderbox Save 25% on Tinderbox and Storyspace during the 2019 Festival of Artisanal Software. Tinderbox is just $199 — save $50! Storyspace is just $114 — save $35! A new era for Tinderbox: the tool for notes. Tinderbox 8 is now available with more than 150 visible improvements and lots of new technology.

10 best commercials made with Blender in 2013 Interested to see how Blender is used commercially to produce ads? Here are 10 best commercials created with Blender this year. The ads below are not in any particular order, we humbly suggest that you pick your own favorites among them or tell us about ones we didn't see (or disregarded). Cif Active Gel Let's start with a 100% made with Blender commercial for Cif international brand: Flamboyant Paradise spent 3 months on this project.

Make Your Own E-Books with Pandoc As devices for reading e-books proliferate, it increasingly makes sense to make publications available in an e-book. There are a number of cases in which you might do this: If you have a blog and want to make the best posts into an e-book. For example, sociologist Kieran Healy created an e-book of posts from his blog.If you have content in one format that you want to read as an e-book instead. For example, our own Mark Sample took the open-access book Hacking the Academy and turned it into several versions of an e-book for Nooks, iPads, and Kindles.If you want to give your readers the option to read your content as an e-book. 15 Useful Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Concept mapping and Mind mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking. It is also a popular planning technique with applications across all business sectors and industries. It is used by individuals, corporate teams, students and teachers alike for various purposes. It is also great way to add structure to brainstorming sessions and visualize your ideas.

A DIY Video Game for the Neighbourhood A DIY Video Game for the Neighbourhood Zoe Romano — December 9th, 2013 Last June, Kris Temmerman was featured on this blog with a painting machine made with Arduino Due. Now he’s just sent us this cool project he made for his office window: My house/office has a store window and I try to make use of it as much as possible. Self-Publishing and the Decline of Literary Standards By Autumn ThatcherGuest Blog PostAutumn’s Blog A few weeks ago, I sat down for tea with a local musician I was interviewing for the Salt Lake Tribune. Ironically, we began our conversation by discussing writing rather than music.

Top 10 Free Online Mind Mapping Tools As the name, mind mapping means that to draw your mind or ideas as a map, which are well-known for brainstorm, exploring your brain for many ideas. For mind mapping, you can just use a pen and one paper, but it will be funny and easier if you are using below tools, which are all available for you to create mind maps online for free without anything to download or install. 1.

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