Can we improve the world’s food system with Tech?


I came across an interesting article called, “Rebuilding the World’s Food System Using Technology: Here’s How” that talks about how we can use our latest IoT sensors to improve the human condition through this process.

From the article:

” What if we could capture and analyze data that would enable us to predict consumer demand and adjust our food production for better yields? What if we could track the location and temperature of our products across the food supply chain to prevent food spoilage? What about monitoring the health of our livestock to prevent a contagious disease from spreading in herds? 

We can now. Sensor and auditing technology has become more sophisticated over the past decade, not only capturing data points but also communicating with other systems to automate solutions. The internet of things is revolutionizing the food industry. “


More iMovie Tips & Tricks

After running another Video & Audio Editing workshop for teachers, some great questions came up for some advanced tips & tricks for iMovie. Here is what I have to share with y’all:

#1 – Creating a PiP (Picture in Picture) effect in iMovie:

(From Apple’s Support Forums )

  • This option is located in the same place as the “green screen” filter.
  • Essentially, if there is already a clip on the timeline, and you drag another clip above it, a new option appears in the menu bar above the Preview window (on the top right of the screen).
  • On the menu options, a new button appears that looks like 2 outlines of a square overlapping.
  • When clicking on this button, you can choose from a few options, decide how it appears, how long that takes, and a few other options (see below):

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#2 – Fading Audio In & Out

So to fade the audio in and out and have less abrasive sound transitions, you essentially, grab the little circle with a black dot in on either side of the audio clip. You will see an area that is greyed out that indicates the fade in and out levels (See below):

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#3 How to Record your iPad Pro or iPhone Screen in iOS 11

Check out THIS SITE for Instructions on how to do this.  Note: You need to have iOS 11 Installed!


Check out this Q&A

xR in EDU Conference!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the xR in EDU Conference hosted at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA.

It was very inspiring to hear from both Industry Innovators as well as leading educators in the field. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around how to best support teachers in integrating Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and mixed reality in their classrooms, and appreciated the perspectives that both industry and educational folks shared. It was great to get both sides of the table in one place to begin the conversation!

Check out my Google Photos Album here to check out some key moments as well as some presentation slides.

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Video & Audio Editing Workshop for Teachers

Today, I hosted a workshop for teachers at my school:

Audio & Video Editing (Beyond the Pecha Kucha)!

Many teachers in History, Science, World Language, and beyond are assigning this format for students to complete projects — 5 mins, 20 slides with a voice-over narration. We will review various tools that are available either on the Mac OS or are freely available open-source software tools.