It’s been a while since I’ve felt like posting a cool links post and if you read my blog for the other stuff beyond the links, then you know I’ve been the Drama King lately. But I’m feeling fairly good after my first week of school and I’m ready for a bunch-o-links.
1 – Let’s kick this off with a superb article on social photojournalist Dorothea Lange. Every photography teacher knows about the Migrant Mother photo, but this post has several other gems, like this ironic photo of a Japanese-American US Army soldier picking crops at an internment camp farm with a relative of his.
3 – This video really spells out for students why privacy is so important on the internet. I’ve seen it before, but not sure if I posted it here. Great for classes about internet usage or web design.
4 – This is good for both journalism classes and web classes – an AP Style Guide Quiz about Internet terms.
5 – WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES! This is an incredible video. My school did a Shattered Dreams video/reenactment several years ago, but this focuses on Texting While Driving and has a lot of money behind it. I think the video is great. The video is from Wales (Great Britain) and occasionally the accents are a little thick.
6 – The New York Times has a good slide show about photo fakery and it has a few photos I’ve not seen before.
7 – Great how to video from Nicole Young at Photofocus on making pure white backgrounds in photographs.
8 – This next video is near to my heart, it is about the damage to Galveston Bay and the marshes in the Texas Gulf done by Hurricane Ike. We need more videos about this, ours is the forgotten hurricane. We still have a lot of blue roofs in our community and other damage still not repaired from the storm.
10 – Cheat sheets for Audacity, Photoshop, Final Cut, iMovie. (Not cheating by the way!)
11 – Interesting graphic. Publishing has a 13.9 percent increase in unemployment as an industry, but salaries have risen.
12 – This is terribly funny, the map of The Semicolonial State of San Serriffe.
13 – Great graphics about how much underwater Internet cable is out there and telegrams vs. email.
14 – More tool how to’s from the Photoshop Basics blog – Lasso.
15 – Great list of video terms from TV and online and how to use VO, SOT, PKG, Balcony, Founder’s Box, etc.
16 – Web 2.0 Horror Trailer. Oh, the humanity…..
17 – Testing Improvement Service (can you feel the drip of sarcasm)
19 – Again the NY Times has a fun and scary game about texting and driving. I was 33 percent slower but missed 2 percent less gates than other drivers. I did not see the gray lady.
20 – Know a lot about print and photos, but are frightened of the web? JEA has the answers with a handout for putting your pictures on the Internets.
21 – This is a cool product, the Portabooth, but it seems to me you could make one with a cardboard box and some foam (especially since his product is $129). Might be worth a try.
22 – My blogging friend, Clix, is taking over the Carnival of Education. Let’s all wish her good luck. I know she’ll make it a success.
23 – News photos that took photoshop too far. Great post.
Wow, what a list. Got to get back to a once a week cool links schedule.