Links for March 12th

These are my shared items and notes from Google Reader for March 12th:

  • YouTube – Live iPhone musical performance – Kids by MGMT played on iPhones and iPod Touches – This is just plain cool – and edubloggers, we better have a jam session at NECC this year. Check it out:

    "The Mentalists play Kids by MGMT on their iPhones and iPod Touches, using only apps downloaded from the Apple App Store. Apps used Ocarina, Retro Synth, miniSynth, DigiDrummer Lite."

  • U2's No Line On The Horizon: A track-by-track exclusive with producer/co-writer Daniel Lanois – The Ampersand – This interview includes a track-by-tack rundown of the new U2 album from longtime U2 collaborator, Daniel Lanois… and an absolutely fantastic shot of their studio space. Wow.
  • Cameroid – Use your webcam to take photos online! – This is photobooth for people who don't have Macs. It does require a web cam of course, but then you can take and manipulate pictures through a web service instead of an application. I think I'll use this here at the CLMS conference when people sign up for the League Learning Network… for fun profile pictures.
  • qsb-mac – Google Code – iJohnPederson was in heaven when this was announced… from the maker of Quicksilver (now working at Google), it's the Google Quick Search Box – and it worked fabulously within seconds of being installed on my machines – much better than the poorly implemented Google Desktop search for Macs, which I actually ditched after discovering it was crippling my computer. This one looks like a keeper.
  • Becta Government & partners – Web 2.0 technologies for learning at KS3 and KS4 – Project overview – David Jakes was raving about the data from this research a few days ago. I haven't looked into it yet, but thought I'd save it (and share it) here for later (and others). This is the "blog (or Google Reader) as a back up brain" philosophy in action.
  • Welcome to Google Apps – This is a way to get many of the benefits of Google Apps: Education Edition without needing to be the administrator of a domain. If anyone tries this out, let me know how it works. Or if anyone wants to run a trial, let me know. :)
  • Twitter Powered Subtitles for Conference Audio/Videos on Youtube « OUseful.Info, the blog… – The method is a bit labor intensive (and some might say technical), but it can be used to create subtitles for a YouTube video – where the subtitles are Tweets that happened during the event in the video, such as a presentation for instance. Very cool. I suspect this will be much easier soon.

View all of my shared items and notes at my Google Reader Shared Items page.

One Response to “Links for March 12th”

  1. Tony Hirst Says:

    I had a go at simplifying the workflow for creating Twitter powered subtitles:
    http://ouseful.open.ac.uk/twitterSubtitles.php