AI Technology · Digital creation · Digital innovation · Images

#707 Need an image of a Peacock drinking tea? Or anything else? DALL.E can help!

DALL.E is another tool from the same people who brought us ChatGPT, but this time it’s generating images. These can be drawings, 3D renders, paintings or paintings in the style of other artists or movements. It’s a fascinating tool to play with, and I warn you, can be a bit addictive. You get 50 free… Continue reading #707 Need an image of a Peacock drinking tea? Or anything else? DALL.E can help!

Artificial Intelligence · Assessment · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital innovation

#705 Intrigued by the rise of AI? Have a play!

Open AI /Chat GPT has been in the news a lot recently, particularly with the implications that these enhanced chat bots could prove to be the death knell of the more traditional assessment methods. I’ve been playing with Chat GPT recently, it’s free to use and explore and gives you a sense of where the… Continue reading #705 Intrigued by the rise of AI? Have a play!

Accessibility · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Digital innovation · Distance Learning · Google Chrome · Media literacy · Top tip · Working with Data

#638 Jamboard: A digital whiteboard

Jamboard is a free digital whiteboard app by Google. It’s great for collaboration – it autosaves your work and is easy to share with others to get their input. You can also export your Jamboard to PDF. Watch this 1 minute demo…

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Formative assessment · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Working with Data

#625 Hypothes.is [2/2]: Annotating PDFs in your browser

As we saw in #621 Hypothes.is [1/2]: Make reading active, visible, and social, Hypothes.is is a powerful digital tool for annotating webpages and especially social annotation as a group. As well as annotating web pages, you can also annotate PDFs as a group. Watch this video to show you how: For more ideas on how… Continue reading #625 Hypothes.is [2/2]: Annotating PDFs in your browser

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Formative assessment · Google Chrome · Information literacy

#621 Hypothes.is [1/2]: Make reading active, visible, and social

Hypothesis is a digital annotation tool that allows anyone to add, view, and respond to comments on pretty much any public webpage. It is a great tool and is available for free. To get started you need to sign up for a free account and add Hypothes.is to your browser. Once you’ve done that you… Continue reading #621 Hypothes.is [1/2]: Make reading active, visible, and social

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation · Digital innovation

#601 Airtable: Showing Airtable data in galleries

Airtable allows you to gather data using forms that people can fill in. This then gives you the ability to create visuals of this in galleries. In this video we look at how you might use this function in presenting speaker bios at an event. An example can be found on the Co-operative College Learning… Continue reading #601 Airtable: Showing Airtable data in galleries

AI Technology · Android · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information literacy

#507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to search what you see…and it’s really cool. You can use Google Lens (either through the app, Google Assistant or Google Photos) to identify objects in images and then return a Google search based on that image. It can read text,… Continue reading #507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Digital innovation

#497 Marvel: create prototype apps from your paper sketches

Do you have a brilliant idea for an app, but not sure where to start? The Marvel app allows you to turn your paper sketches into a working prototype in just a few minutes. Watch the video to see how. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/concept-man-papers-person-plan-1868728/  

Digital creation · Digital innovation · Distance Learning · Video

#491 Virtual Reality on YouTube

Virtual Reality (VR) seems to be everywhere at the moment. Last week I spent an hour at a VR demo and to say I was blown away was an understatement. I took a trip to Mars, visited a battlefield and saw a Nigel deGrasse Tyson lecture brought to life all from the comfort of a… Continue reading #491 Virtual Reality on YouTube