Capturing System Sound

On February 26, 2014 By

To create a screencast, using Quicktime player, that also captures system sounds Soundflower is the tool to use. I mentioned that after installing it you set Soundflower as your output device and when creating your screencast  or audio recording select Soundflower as your input device. However, since Soundflower is [...]

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Another Solution

On February 25, 2014 By

Nice thing about the Line Art assignment in my Math 8 class is that there are a number of different ways you solve the problem.

For those that struggle they can use a step by step solution using simple move commands. Using variables and creating a block for each [...]

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Line Art With Scratch

On February 20, 2014 By

I mentioned I liked line art. Moving the project from paper to computer is also something I like.

Students begin by trying it out on paper. All of them notice a pattern as they move the ruler down and right. But many do not see what is actually happening with the co-ordinate pairs they are [...]

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Slope and Intercepts

On February 19, 2014 By

I used to have kids create the graphs with pencil and paper then look for patterns but that was 20+ years ago. Last year I used GeoGebra and a Java Applet for an exploration of slope. Get the students to play with y=mx+b and build their own understanding.

So far this year I am really [...]

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RIP

On February 13, 2014 By

An email today…..

Dear Zootool users,

after months of struggling we are very sorry to tell you that Zootool is shutting down on March, 15th 2014.

We had plans to convert Zootool into a distributed software. Everyone would have their own Zoo app running on their own server or computer. Unfortunately the financial situation didn’t [...]

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Back to iBooks

On February 13, 2014 By

It has been a while since I played with iBook Author but I spent some time this week, once again, looking at creating an iBook using CK12-org material. Currently my Math Eight class is looking at linear functions so I found material that would be of use to them. I also spent time looking at [...]

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