WHILE LISTENING to Rich Roberts bemoan the demise of random early morning audiograms, I picked up my Samsung Note 9 and responded with a resolution to restart my morning coffee notes and will publish them as Topgold Audio Clips.
DURING AN INTRODUCTORY session with new students on our Clonmel Digital Campus, I asked how many people were using Instagram and more than half of the audience raised their hands. Although fewer than a half dozen said they had posted to Instagram that morning, my simple survey suggests Instagram is the pocket media social channel of choice for our creative students.
Let's rewind 10 years and look at what a similar audience was using.
I HAVE FIVE MORE welcoming addresses to enjoy before I hang up my whiteboard markers. Today, I'm taking notes in a yellow Moleskine journal during the annual welcoming address. As in previous years, I plan to annotate some notes with rectangles, some with stars, and some with exclamation points. Each of those annotations indicates a call to action I should consider.
I'M VISITING a f ew art supply shops in Limerik today, hoping to find a purple Derwent pencil. I share my pencils with my two primary school children and the purple one is most likely to be chewed down to its core.
THE IDEA STARTED years ago with an email from John Tierney, an archaeologist who thought I might share a passion for exploring the past. Back then, in 2008, we compared notes while visiting the graves inside the Rock of Cashel. More than a decade later, I'm taking those graveside thoughts into a community project I'll follow called #MyClonmel and watch young teens along with third level creative students uncover layers of a town's past.
STARTING WITH A GITHUB GIST, we're trying to see if a simple embed code causes content edited on a desktop to magically appear on a blog page. It works! If you click the image, you get my current podcast subscriptions--I'm leaving them on Github.
Since the Github Gist appears in Markdown (and it doesn't use word wrap), I'll explain what I've written below the break. When reviewing this blog post, I realised I have to change some of the landing destinations to better suit the project.
WE SPENT MORE THAN SIX HOURS inside One Microsoft Place and learned how to create Sphero Chariots before donning Hololens (in the photo) to catch over-sized insects running around Microsoft Dreamspace in Dublin. This was a major life event for 11yo Mia, 8yo Dylan, and three members of the Youth Media Team. I wish every primary school student in Ireland could avail of this engaging experience.
I HAVE SEVERAL BOXES of cables and connectors stacked inside our garage and inside my work space. And I'm delighted whenever I discover an old item gives new functionality to some of my long-standing pieces of recording gear. Today, I enjoyed a simple recording session with XLR mics providing audio inputs to my Samsung Note 9. I captured the workflow in a Topgold Audio Clip on Spreaker.
TOM MERRITT AND SARAH LANE break down several implementation points concerning Google's Media Literacy Programme--essential learnings for woke parents and connected teachers. The discussion starts 10 minutes into DTNS 3559.