I was away for the weekend attending my nephew’s wedding in Dallas and I didn’t find the time to do a cool links post. But now I have some time to make one.
2 – This site may be part of the future of journalism and the arts in general. This is a funding site for arts, writing, journalism, etc. called Kickstarter. Worth looking into.
3 – Anytime you need to show something to your students, it seems like the tech isn’t working that day. But if you take a screen shot ahead of time, then you have a back up. This is easy in OSX, and finally easy in Windows 7 – Freetech for Teachers shows us how.
4 – This is a quick and simple list of do’s and don’ts of web design. Web Design Ledger has a list of 20 do’s and don’ts for the aspiring web designer.
5 – Trying to figure out the whole debate on the subject of Net Neutrality, then this video about the Open Internet helps explain parts of it.
6 – Adam Westbrook has posted his PDF eBook called 6×6: Advice for Multimedia Reporters. The price is right = free.
8 – Didja know that Mr. T was a teacher? I pity the fool who snapped a towel in his gym class. How about Sting, Gene Simmons or Sheryl Crow? All started out as a teacher. Maybe we can all be famous some day.
9 – Creepy retouching taken WAAAY too far. The site has a lot of inappropriate language, so I just posted a couple of photos.
10 – JEA has some options for online audio and video editors like Aviary and Jay Cut, but I just don’t think cloud computing is ready for schools yet. Too often, we have slow internet with limited bandwidth and filters. So I don’t see this as a solution for every school yet.
11 – Ryan Sholin has some great advice for journalism students at all levels if they are serious about going into the world of media creation.
12 – Video shooter beFrank shows that you don’t need a super awesome set up to do a super awesome job of shooting a macro “product” shot for b-roll.
13 – Adam Westbrook also has this little gem – the figure 8 style of storytelling. He says use it for video, but I think it could be powerful in print features too.
14 – If you’re like me, your school blocks everything useful or any kind of bandwidth suck – like video sites. So if I want to use a video in class I need to be able to download it at home. This great Firefox plugin is just the thing for that.
I hope you have a great time and Congrats to my nephew David and his new wife Jessica.