Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program

Over the holiday break I treated myself to a new drawing tablet: a Wacom Bamboo. I have been using it to work with Pencil and Inkscape and am really enjoying it. I have not had much experience with Inkscape thus far, so it has been quite challenging to learn both a new hardware tool (the… Continue reading Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program

Pencil

Pencil is a cross-platform animation creator that uses the old-fashioned, cell-by-cell process to create cartoon quality movie clips. Movies can have both bitmap and vector images and are composed in layers, which allow for some nifty effects. Completed movies can be exported to a variety of formats, including .swf and .mov. I have been experimenting… Continue reading Pencil

Introduction · GenealogyJ

Here at ASH we offer an IT Extension course on family history called “Electronic Genes”. My colleague Amy had been using a Windows emulator to run a piece of free-but-closed, Windows-only software called PAF (Personal Ancestry File). The limitations of this “free” software were apparent as budget season arrived last week and we had to… Continue reading Introduction · GenealogyJ

Moodle takes lead in secondaries | E-learning | EducationGuardian.co.uk

The Guardian Online has recently published a great article about virtual learning environments (VLEs) in the UK. Author Sean Dodson cites a report from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) in which Moodle is given the lead in UK secondary schools and comes in a solid third in primary schools (behind proprietary VLEs Digital Brain… Continue reading Moodle takes lead in secondaries | E-learning | EducationGuardian.co.uk

VideoLAN – Free Software and Open Source video streaming solution for every OS!

My school colleague Arlette recently sent me a link to “the best cool video software ever” after a brief that’s-not-possible discussion. She swore that she was able to watch all of her North American and European DVDs on her laptop without cracking the DVD driver or Region settings. I doubted that such software existed in… Continue reading VideoLAN – Free Software and Open Source video streaming solution for every OS!

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share