Data literacy · Information literacy · Media literacy · Video · Working with Data · YouTube

#521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!

As we saw previously in post #511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube! the YouTube editor has a great blurring tool – but it isn’t just for faces! If you have recorded a video that contains sensitive or confidential data, then you can highlight regions in the video to blur out. You don’t even… Continue reading #521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!

Digital creation · Media literacy · Video

#514 Compress video with Handbrake

A strange name but a useful tool. Handbrake is a free utility that you can download to help you compress video into manageable sizes. So if you need to reduce video size for email or to upload to Moodle perhaps you can use Handbrake to reduce the size. This video demonstrates reducing a file from… Continue reading #514 Compress video with Handbrake

Digital creation · Media literacy · office 365 · PowerPoint

#512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

If like me you need a bit of help in making your presentations look pretty, Office 365 has a great tool that you can use in PowerPoint Online – Design Ideas (you can find this in the Design tab on the Ribbon). This can transform a slide from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Watch this… Continue reading #512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

#5MinuteReflection · Copyright · Creative Commons · Information, data and media literacy (critical use)

#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

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

Data literacy · Excel · Timesavers · Top tip · Working with Data

#496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel

This top tip helped me recently when adding up the duration of a number of videos for a project. The duration of the videos were in the 24 hour clock format and when I added the duration together the result was not as I expected. The answer was to change the format of the cells… Continue reading #496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel