Jordan Tech Thursdays

Tech News for Thursday, February 21, 2013

Haiku Deck Promotes Visual Literacy

If you haven’t used Haiku Deck before, it’s a free iPad app that makes beautiful slide presentations. You can only fit a word several words or a phrase on each slide, forcing you to communicate primarily through images. The constraints of the app actually promote visually literate presentations.

With Haiku Deck, you can upload your own photos or search their large gallery of images with Creative Commons licenses for non-commercial reuse.

Crash Course

Have you checked out Crash Course? Six awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you US History and Hank Green teaches you Chemistry. The first Chemistry video is below:
The Nucleus: Crash Course Chemistry #1
Check out the playlists for past courses in World History, Biology, Literature, and Ecology.

Storyboard That

Storyboard That provides you with three frame and six frame templates in which you can create your story. To help you create your story Storyboard That provides dozens of scenes, characters, and text bubbles to fill your storyboard's frames. Each element that you drag into your storyboard's frames can be resized, rotated, and repositioned. Storyboard That's free plan allows you to save three projects per day. You do have to register on the site to save your work.

Computer Game Programming Camp!

BASE Camp’s two-week programming classes teach Bay Area middle school students how to make games from the ground up in Python. BASE Camp will be held June 10 - August 2 at The King's Academy in Sunnyvale, CA. Classes are designed for rising 7th-9th grade students. What a great opportunity for some of our students!