Recording/Projecting iOS screens with Quicktime Player

Quicktime on the Mac is one of those tools that many Mac users don’t fully utilize. I have met lots of instructors who are Mac users who are unaware that they can use Quicktime to create quick screencasts. Recently I discovered another neat thing you can do with Quicktime is to use it to project/record the screen of your connected … Read More

Coalescing Learning Spaces

I wrote a blog post awhile back about David White’s Visitors and Residents framework. I had always assumed that within this framework the word “spaces” referred to just the digital/online environment, however in another post he describes space as any location where people are or where we go to be co-present with others and this includes both the online world and … Read More

A brief look at chardin.js

I recently came across a neat little tool called chardin.js which allows users to insert instructions on pages to provide direction to users. Chardin.js is used to overlay instructions over elements on a page using visual guides which can be modified depending on the required needs. I decided to have some fun with it and used it to overlay information on … Read More

Weekly Bookmarks (weekly)

Taucharts — Javascript charts with a focus on design and flexibility. “Javascript charts with a focus on data, design and flexibility” tags:3rdspace charts data visualization How it Works “How Long to Read is a search engine that allows you to find almost any book and get your reading time for each one. Use the search bar on the home page to search … Read More

Exploring Interactive Text

The writing tool telescopic text came up in one of our team conversations recently, this led to a longer conversation about text and various ways in which text is represented online. This conversation made me flash back to Bret Victor’s idea of “explorable explanations” In his 2011 article he asks the question: what does it mean to be an active reader? … Read More

Mapping Instagram Posts

Last week I spoke with a faculty member involved in the VCU Bike Race Book project who wanted a way to map her students tweets during the course. After a couple of web searches it seems that a lot of the web services that offer tweet mapping either map just one users tweets or charge a fee for their services. Preferably … Read More

Weekly Bookmark Highlights (weekly)

The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub | WIRED “possible to follow the development of a particular piece of software and see how it all came together. That’s made it an irreplaceable teaching tool.” tags:3rdspace GitHub Code This video game is so small it fits inside a tweet “In the same way that people write words onto … Read More

Weekly Bookmark Highlights (weekly)

‘Virtual Harlem’ is a Time Machine to the 1920s – The Atlantic “”I wanted my students to experience the literature that I was teaching in a very different way,” Carter told me, “one that was very interesting and engaging, as well as visual.”” tags:3rdspace vr augmented+reality AltSchool – Upstarts: The Idealists – CNNMoney “Instead of confining kids to K-8 grade … Read More

WP video tutorials

Over the past week I have spoken to some faculty folks concerned about their students not being able to cope with the technical demands of setting up their first blog. I tend to point out that they might have students who have already used a rampages blog for other classes and even if they do not,  rampages(wordpress) has a couple of useful … Read More

Weekly Bookmark Highlights (weekly)

Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep | Technology | The Guardian “What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic landscapes of buildings, fountains and bridges merging into one. ” tags:3rdspace technology the guardian Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam | MindShift | KQED News “After spending months … Read More