Beyond Compare is, for me, one of those essential utilities I cannot live without. I have used it for years to manage the marking in my classroom as well as for managing backups of files at home.
Beyond Compare is, as the name implies, a program for comparing files.
This screen shows how I use it for marking. The panel on the left is the handin folder where students submit their assignments. The panel on the right is where I copy the files to after they have been marked. At the top you’ll see that I am using the “All” view so I can clearly see all submissions. Any folder or file with a coloured icon is something I haven’t marked yet. The greyed out icon are the folders or files that have been copied over. (Student names have been blurred out) Continue reading “Beyond Compare Utility”
I just discovered this great little (portable) screen recorder utility that saves the video file as a GIF file, which is perfect for embedding in websites or ePortfolios.
To download it for yourself, visit http://www.screentogif.com/. Continue reading “ScreenToGif Utility (is awesome!)”
Here’s a tweet I posted about an e-waste recycling program I’m coordinating at my school:
Beamsville Secondary School will be hosting an e-waste collection service from May 7 to May 18. Simply bring your old computers and electronic devices to us and we'll take care of the rest! @bdssbucs @MrMillerBDSS @beamsvilleBIA @MayorSEaston @TownofLincolnON #BatteriesToo! pic.twitter.com/X501kTFLAZ
— Peter Beens (@pbeens) May 1, 2018
I’m registered to take an AQ course in “Teach And Learn E-Learning” starting soon. I’ve registered to take it to hopefully learn some best practices for teaching online classes, which I’m sure will also help me with my face-to-face classes.
These articles crossed my desk this week, which I found rather timely: Continue reading “Issues in Learning Online (Articles)”
This is a story of a full-time nanny/part-time street photographer in Chicago named Vivian Maier. Vivian sadly passed away in April of 2009, with her photographic work totally unknown to the world. It took a local real estate agent named John Maloof to uncover her amazing talent after purchasing her negatives at an auction. He hadn’t heard of Vivian, and only bought the negatives in a search for some content for a book he was writing. It was when he was scanning the negatives that he realized what he had. Continue reading “Finding Vivian Maier, Chicago Street Photographer”
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To say I was impressed with the exhibit is an understatement. The whole story about her work being discovered and shared with the world is incredibly fascinating and inspirational, so much so, that I decided to visit Chicago to see her pictures in person. Continue reading “Vivian Maier Slideshow”