The end of the school year is a great time to clean up your files and delete those that you won’t need next year.
Here is the camera, microphone and tripod that I use to record my vlogs
I was recently the victim of a Phishing Scheme Cyber Attack. It is pretty embarrassing considering I am a computers teacher and I teach my students about Computer Crime. I learned some lessons from the experience which I share in this video.
“Phishing is a way for bad people to steal your identity. Phishing scams will send links to you that are supposed to take you to a trusted site. It could be an email that looks like it came from your bank or it could be a link that seems to force you to re-sign into your account.” – Socialsafety.org
Two password managers are discussed in this video…
After getting tired of trying to remember so many log-ins for various websites I signed up with a password manageer last night. After investigating some options it was a toss up between www.1password.com and www.lastpass.com. They both seem to offer very similar features for roughly the same prices. I decided on 1 password because I liked the website layout and was entertained by the explainer video on the homepage. They offer one month free and then you pay $2.99 a month afterwards (billed annually). It is user friendly and I have added 35 passwords so far. It feels really good to have things all in one place and I have been creating strong, unique passwords for each website. 10 sheets of paper that were covered in log-in usernames and passwords have been burned. I think 1password also allows you to download a copy of all your log-ins to store in a safe place.
Getting some pictures for my Yearbook Club at the Henley Island Rowing Competition this weekend and recording some video using my new vlog set-up…
Here are some photo edits that my students performed using PicMonkey this semester along with a description of edits they performed for each picture. My classes always enjoy using this EdTech tool.
3… 2… 1… ACTION! With Toontastic 3D you can draw, animate, and narrate your own cartoons. It’s as easy as play. Just move your characters around onscreen, tell your story, and Toontastic records your voice and animations and stores it on your device as a 3D video. Toontastic is a powerful and playful way to create interstellar adventures, breaking news broadcasts, video game designs, book reports or anything else you might imagine!
Toontastic 3D is a free playful storytelling app that scaffolds the creative writing process and empowers kids to create their own animated cartoons.