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.