Interactive Video: Think of the Possibilities for Education

Scene from Jack Black’s “That Black Bat Licorice” video I’ve seen a couple of interactive videos recently. One was an version of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” In the Bob Dylan video, you use up and down arrow keys to move between various visuals, all perfected coordinated with the song. I’m unable to embed the video here, but I urge you to check it out and play with the interactive elements ....more

Blogging for Beginners: How to Choose and Get a Domain Name

Thinking of starting a new website? You'll need to choose a domain name for your new site, then buy that domain name. Let's take a look at some of the basics you'll need to get a domain name you love. ...more
pinesandpalmettos Excellent tips. Thanks!more

The Basics of Choosing and Obtaining a Domain Name

Thinking of starting a new website? Two preliminary steps are choosing a domain name for your new site and then buying that domain name. Let’s take a look at some of the basics involved in that process ....more

Grace Hopper: The Queen of Code

Grace Hopper: The Queen of Code is a documentary about Grace Hopper. It’s the latest film in FiveThirtyEight’s Signals series. This is a short film and would be excellent to show students in a beginning computing or history of computing class ....more

Twitter Wants Photos, Not Links, from Instagram Users

It made news this week when Twitter asked Instagram users to post images directly to Twitter instead of posting a link to the photo on Instagram. When an image is posted on Instagram, the user can choose to send a link to the image to Twitter. An image from Instagram will show up on Facebook when shared there, but Facebook owns Instagram ....more

Another Dead Lesbian TV Character and the Question of Representation

Warning: Last Tango in Halifax spoilers. I write about pop culture on my blog at Old Aint Dead. One of the TV shows I love and spend time recapping is Last Tango in Halifax. I normally love everything about this BBC series. I love the old people having a romance, I love the lesbian couple having a romance, I love the mixed-up straight woman trying to figure out how to have a suitable romance. ...more
keep kate on the show; she can't die if bobby from dallas can return from the dead, then... kate ...more

CSS4 May Include Some Useful Pseudo Classes

The editor’s draft (emphasis on draft) for Level 4 Selectors from the W3C mentions some potential new pseudo selectors that the W3C describes as functional. The matches-any Pseudo Class This allows you to create a selector that targets a comma separated list of selectors. Here’s the syntax ....more

Resources for Material Design

Material Design is a set of design principles created by Google for developers creating apps for Android. They call it a design language. The concepts don’t apply only to Android, of course ....more

A Must See Movie: The Imitation Game

Keira Knightly and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game. I don’t normally review movies here, but I’m making an exception of this film about the early beginnings of the computer because I think it’s a must see for anyone working with a computer. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing ....more

Happy Holidays

If you celebrate anything this holiday season, I wish you happy days. May you enjoy celebrating the occasion with people you love, doing things that make you happy. © vdebolt for Web Teacher, 2014 ....more