Showing posts with label Danny Nicholson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Danny Nicholson. Show all posts

Monday, August 3, 2020

Stream Multiple Sources at Once With OBS Studio

Last week I got an email from a reader who was looking for a means to stream or broadcast from multiple sources. Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams can do that if you use screensharing. There are other tools available that provide a bit more "professional" level of mixing sources into your broadcast than what you can do with Zoom and Google Meet. One of those tools is OBS Studio.

Over the weekend Danny Nicholson, host of The Whiteboard Blog and all-around good guy, published a short tutorial on the features of OBS Studio for teachers. The video from his tutorial is embedded below, but be sure to visit Danny's site for more great ideas.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Interactive Whiteboards 101

Danny Nicholson is an interactive whiteboard expert who I've had the pleasure of seeing in action a few years ago. Since then his blog, The Whiteboard Blog, has been one of my go-to places for information about interactive whiteboards.

Today, Danny published a new post that every teacher new to using interactive whiteboards should bookmark. Interactive Whiteboard #101: A Short Primer offers information that can be used by teachers who have Promethean, SMART, Mimio, and Easiteach interactive whiteboards. A few highlights from the post; Danny recommends having a Dropbox account and a large USB stick, he refers readers to some free resources for all boards, and explains the basics of using IWBs.

If you're new to using IWBs, check out Danny Nicholson's Interactive Whiteboard #101.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bad Math in the Real World

A couple of years ago I stopped into a McDonald's restaurant to grab a quick snack. At the counter there was a sign advertising two apple pies for 99 cents. It sounded like a good deal until I looked up at the big menu board and noticed that the price for one apple pie was only 49 cents. I wish I had taken a picture of the two signs. When I shared this story on Twitter, Danny Nicholson replied with a link to his Bad Maths Flickr group.

The Bad Maths Flickr group contains lots of examples of bad math spotted in stores and other public places.

Applications for Education
The Bad Maths Flickr group could be a good place to find some images that contain simple mathematics problems for your students to solve. For example, ask students to find the flaw in the math of this grocery store offer or this offer for cat food.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Two Excellent SMARTBoard Blogs to Bookmark

I have to admit that I don't always understand the appeal of SMARTBoards (or any other interactive whiteboard). That is probably because I often see them being used as nothing more than expensive LCD projectors. Then sometimes I see IWBs being used in a manner that makes me stop and say, "hmmm, now that is neat." If your thoughts about interactive whiteboards are like mine, you might benefit from reading Why Teachers Love SMARTBoards. The document was created by James Hollis who runs Teachers Love SMARTBoards a blog and training service.


Another good blog about resources for interactive whiteboards is Danny Nicholson's The Whiteboard Blog. I've mentioned Danny's blog before because I often find good IWB-specific resources in his blog posts.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Training Guides & Help Sheets for Interactive Whiteboards

Interactive whiteboards, IWBs for short, are popular with school administrators and school boards because they're a big symbol of technology. Unfortunately, they're often installed without providing a budget to teach teachers how to use them effectively. That's where folks like Danny Nicholson come to the aid of teachers. Danny writes the Whiteboard Blog. On the Whiteboard Blog you can find dozens of video tutorials and printable help sheets for learning to use your IWB to develop lessons. And if you're interested in a collection of resources for your IWB that you can hold in your hand, Danny offers a 200 page book through Lulu.