Chart the web with the Internet Mapping Project

June 9, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Set course for Wikipedia! Facebook ahoy! And so on. These quaint nautical terms arose from a time when people depended on maps and charts much more crude than the Mapquest and GPS-enabled phones to which we’ve grown … Continued

Develop an eye for color with the Munsell Hue Test

June 5, 2009

Fun test gauges color vision BY BILL FERRIS Test your students’ color vision with the Munsell Hue Test. Here’s how it works: the test presents four bars of color tiles, with different hues at each end. Your students must try … Continued

Aviary is a free online image-editing suite

June 4, 2009

Edit, add effects, create vector graphics and choose color palettes BY NICK YINGLING Human eyeballs are delicate organs, while bird talons are razor sharp and unforgiving. Go ask the citizens of Bodega Bay if you don’t believe me. Or ask … Continued

Tuesday by the numbers

May 26, 2009

Six Ways to Transform your Presentation I’m still learning the whole presentation thing. I’ve probably made every classic presentation mistake, from mumbling to mistaking my PowerPoint slide show for an outline. Stepcase Lifehack has a great list of presentation tips … Continued

DIY screen printing on Instructables

May 11, 2009

How often have you found yourself thinking about screen printing projects? Not that much, I’d guess. Well check out this awesome idea. If that doesn’t get you motivated to transfer some print ideas of your own I don’t know what … Continued

Make ancient civilizations interactive at the British Museum

April 23, 2009

Ancient Civilization from the British Museum is a beautifully done interactive site looking at different civilizations from China to America, and everything in between (including Ancient Africa south of Egypt). The material is presented as six themes covering religion, technology, … Continued

Reverse-search images with TinEye

April 22, 2009

Hello and greetings once again from my undisclosed, fortified location. As will happen from time to time, I started to feel the authorities closing in all around me. Men sporting both mustaches and sunglasses would stare at me for much … Continued

Monday by the numbers

April 20, 2009

20 Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes From the Big Wind Kite Factory in Hawaii, this link provides a complete rundown of instructions and supplies to get 20 of your students building kites and getting them in the air … Continued