This week my Video Technology class was struggling to shoot some basic shots when I discovered that several of our cameras could not focus or zoom properly. We went from 12 cameras to 6 working cameras in one day – not a great day. I told my principal about it and he has promised to help me order more equipment. I am anxiously hopeful. Now, on tht the links.
1 – I just saw this yesterday and had to share it. Tech people can get so hung up on our religious war over operating systems, but I totally agree with this venn diagram, there is no perfect OS. (And I learned that venn has two n’s).
3 – LIFE magazine has a super slideshow titled, When Newspapers Mattered – photos of a lost age. Lots of shots of newspapers in their heyday.
4 – The International Journalists Network has a really useful resource tab on their web site. Lots of materials.
5 – Another photo gallery, this on from TIME is a bunch of doctored photos, mostly pre-photoshop. Most I’ve seen before, but a few are new. (to me)
6 – I’ve always wanted to know the difference between sRGB and AdobeRGB. PetaPixel tells all and I finally feel I know why we use AdobeRGB when we print.
7 – The net has been churning up photos like the ocean kicks up driftwood, and LIFE magazine has another fine photo show focused on Ernest Hemingway and the Old Man and The Sea.
8 – This is a post that is so full of photo goodness, I can barely contain it. 100 Great Portraits of iconic people – it includes Afghan Girl, Bogart, Einstein, Che, Lincoln, both Lenin’s, Migrant Mother and more.
9 – John Stewart is still out there providing an insightful look into journalism today. And even he feels scooped by the amateurs who showed ACORN as a shady organization slurping up at the government trough.
10 – And while we’re on the subject of journalism, who knew Jay Leno was a such a tough interviewer. He really hit Kanye West hard with the “momma” question. Thanks Daily Beast.
11 – The world keeps turning and we in education keep getting farther behind. The more we try to block technology, the dumber we look to our students. Did You Know 4.0 shows us how dumb we are.
12 – I love this idea: Totem pole writing for the web. Get them hooked at the top, but then dole out info all the way down to keep them reading.
13 – Most of us high school journalism teachers DO run a news organization, here’s 11 Things Mediaactive would do if they ran one. I’m hoping to do 8-9-10 right away.
14 – As a teacher and a media journalist, these 55 Random Thoughts from a 20 something really helped me to understand how kids today think. And yes, they think differently than we did. Best takeaways – #8, 9, 17, 19, 20, 25, 27, 31, 37, 39 and 52.
Have a great Web Week!