CAD class – chess project

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Posted on May 20, 2017 at 02:25 AM

Students using Blender on Linux Mint to model a chess board and all the pieces.

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Xiamen & Wuyi Shan, China

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Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Let me share some images I took while visiting Xiamen, China. I took my Canon 5D mkiii with 24-105mm L and 50mm 1.4, polarizing filter and variable ND filter. Although the conditions were overcast I still managed to get some compelling photos. I processed them from RAW and HDR psd comps. The ND allowed me […]

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Taiwan Feb 2016

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Posted on December 25, 2016 at 07:36 AM

A few picks from my visit to Taiwan with the school I work for. Amazing experience.

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iPad apps periodic table graphic – By Mark Anderson

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Posted on December 19, 2016 at 05:06 AM

His ICT website is an excellent resource and well worth bookmarking. I came across his fantastic Photoshop graphic listing the best iPad apps for educational use as a period table. https://ictevangelist.com/periodic-table-ipad-apps-vol-2/ http://bit.ly/periodictableofipadappsvol2

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iPad in the classroom – great article!

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Posted on December 19, 2016 at 00:34 AM

I found an excellent blog post about using iPad technology to enhance the your lesson plans and provide some truly unique project ideas that would be very difficult to implement with PCs alone. I’m happy to say that I have tried most of these ideas already and you can tell that the article was well […]

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Yuntai Mountains, Henan

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Posted on December 15, 2016 at 16:33 PM

Taken with my Canon 5Dmkiii, 24-105mm L Lens. Unfortunately I didn’t have a polariser or neutral density filter with me, but I did have a monopod and tried my best to use HDR to fill some of the gaps in exposure.

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Garageband – Philip Glass Project

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Posted on December 15, 2016 at 02:20 AM

I used this website as a starting point to make a class project for my Music Composition class: https://guitarchitecture.org/2010/08/13/glass-noodles-adapting-a-philip-glass-arpeggio-approach-to-guitar/ Soon I’ll upload the lesson plan and mp3.

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Guilin, China – Oct 2016

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Posted on December 14, 2016 at 21:51 PM

Butterfly Caves Butterfly Caves Butterfly Caves Amazing light show Amazing light show Amazing light show Amazing light show

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ESL Kids Classroom Games & Activities

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Posted on December 11, 2016 at 00:50 AM

This is a decent reference for ESL games, if you need reminding of the rules before class, or want to try something new. http://www.eslkidstuff.com/Gamescontents.htm

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Educational Rap in Music Comp

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Posted on December 09, 2016 at 07:47 AM

Students have been hard at work devising a science theme based rap. There are many good starting points on but I purchased the following file and the quality is good and includes lesson materials already made. http://www.educationalrap.com/song/water-cycle/

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Chief executives learn to innovate by thinking like designers.

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Posted on December 09, 2016 at 07:36 AM

“Design thinking provides a way for a leader to engage in the innovation process,” says Mr West. “It helps companies pay closer attention to customers and anticipate the future by constantly testing and refining ideas until the market is ready. “Ultimately, leaders who think like designers are better at motivating their organisation to innovate. It […]

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Good article about ESL learners unable to master English

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Posted on December 06, 2016 at 10:17 AM

http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/blog-787069-37479.html?bsh_bid=1576588077

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Luoyang, China Nov 2016

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Posted on November 01, 2016 at 03:07 AM

I took a weekend trip to Luoyang, China, with my daughter. It is of particular interest due to the Longmen Grottoes in the area. The temples carved into the stone walls are quite stunning and well worth a visit. There is also the Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits, holding the […]

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Kaifeng, Henan, China – Oct 2016

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Posted on October 29, 2016 at 11:10 AM

A few pics from a recent trip to Kaifeng, Henan, China, with my daughter.

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Zhengzhou under construction 1

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Posted on February 02, 2016 at 05:02 AM

Zhengzhou is witness to China’s rapid growth and it is quite awe inspiring to see the city literally grow in such a short period of time. Of course the main issue is the pollution generated by all this growth and coal consumption. China is in a prime position to change world attitudes to energy though […]

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