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Automator: A Quick Mac Tip

AutomatorMac OS X comes with an app called Automator, that lets you string actions together to make simple programmes. It allows, for example, resizing 100 photos in one go. Or, as in the example below, taking a group of PDFs, and turning them into a


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Misleading Images

Doctored_Stalin-LeninThis lesson aims to introduce students to the concept of misleading images, and to try and engender in students a certain skepticism when interacting with media. This lesson could potentially be used in a range of subjects including ICT, Media, History, Theory of Knowledge, PSHE/Pastoral …

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Magazine Cover Analysis

I created this simple worksheet the other day, and it seemed to really get my ICT & Media students thinking about the issue of how they respond to media, and in particular, how magazine covers are designed to manipulate our thoughts and emotions in order …

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Golf Ball Deforming on Impact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMqM13EUSKw

Each of us has our own understanding of the laws of physics. These beliefs are formed through personal experience (falling out of a tree), classroom education (an apple falls out of a tree) and much more. My own experience has taught me that the …

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Photography of Emilio Morenatti

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2009/03/23/photographer-collection-emilio-morenatti/

This collection of photos provide great stimulus for an almost limitless range of tasks including descriptive writing, character studies, studying culture and difference.…

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JigZone.com Jigsaw Puzzle Games

http://www.jigzone.com/

Take a picture and turn it into a jigsaw. Embed it in your blog, and use it as a tool to engage students.…

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Picmarkr

http://picmarkr.com/

Picmarkr makes it easy to add watermarks to images, allowing content creators to protect their work before it is shared online.…

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Tartan Maker

http://www.tartanmaker.com/

Generate unique and colourful tartan patterns for use in web and graphic design.…

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BgPatterns

http://bgpatterns.com/

Using a simple array of controls and templates, this site lets visitors build background tiles for use in website design. Such tiles are a source of much disharmony in bad designs, but when used correctly can be hugely beneficial to a site’s design.…

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Picasa

http://picasa.google.com/

This free desktop photo management software from Google provides a fantastic way to manage a large photo collection. It incorporates basic editing tools, and makes it easy to open a file in a more advanced application (such as the GIMP). It’s integration with Google’s …

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