I relax by reading for pleasure but had started to run out of ideas of what to read. Inspired by my husband’s goal to read ‘Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die’ I decided to create my own reading list by focusing on the genre I enjoy reading – crime and mystery! Great way to discover authors and novels that are new to me.
This post shares my ‘100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of all time’ as well as provides the ‘Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die’ that my husband is reading.
Google Photos is my favorite favorite photo and video sharing and storage service but I have been frustrated by their lack of options to embed my Google photo albums. I’ve finally found a solution to embed my Google Photos albums as a slideshow.
One of my passions is reading books. I’ve discovered charity shops like the Salvos and Good Sammy are great sources of finding hidden book treasures.
Check out this post to see some of the books I’ve found in charity shops and what I have learnt from the books.
I care for my mother who has motor neurone disease (MND), also known as ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which is a progressive, terminal neurological disease that can strike anyone. There is no cure and it kills over 50 % within 2 years of diagnosis.
My aim is to help raise a better awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (ALS).
Should educational bloggers stick to blogging about educational content on their professional educator blogs? Or is it okay to include the occasional random post that shares your personal interests and passions?
As a dilemma I’ve faced myself on this blog I thought others might find my thoughts helpful. Would love to know your thoughts on the topic!
Need to create screencasts of your iPad’s screen to show others how to use an app on their iPad? There is a range of different ways to create screencasts of iPad screens.
Read about the different options and see how I use AirServer to mirror my iPad to my Windows computer to record screencasts.
What is the best way to digitize an old publication so that others can easily read? It isn’t as simple as it sounds! If the text is small you need to include the ability for readers to easily zoom to enlarge text and photos. This post compares sharing using Flickr Slideshows, photos uploaded to my blog and a shared Google Album using the “The Western Mail” Centenary Number publication.
It’s packed full of content that could be used with students and will be helpful for those interested in history.
Want to digitize old glossy photos? It isn’t a simple as taking a picture of the photo using a digital camera due to glare issues. Google solves this with their Photoscan app! Works the same as an image scanner but as an app on your smartphone.
Check out this post to compare pictures of glossy photos taken with a digital camera compare to the Photoscan app and learn how to use the Google Photoscan app.
Blogging isn’t publishing text! It’s about sharing your learning and engaging with readers. It should include a media rich environment to engage readers, create opportunities for interaction, and if you are blogging with students it should encourage students to express their creativity. Check out my 3 ideas for making your blog more engaging to readers.
I have 100’s of old family photos and documents – including many from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. With no one left to remember all their stories I’ve been digitizing them and writing their stories to share with future generations.
Check out this post to learn how I’m digitizing my family history.