DigC: DigC: Intro to DreamWeaver: Images and Hyperlinks p1

Part 2 of both Images and Hyperlinks imported incorrectly. So, they won’t be up until Monday. However, you can start learning about Hyperlinks and Images today, as part 1 of both exported fine.

Wait until you can work through part 2 of each before turning in either one.

Part 2: Creating Hyperlinks 1 of 2

Part 3: Using Images 1 of 2

Things to Consider and Stuff to Check Out

Avoid Brain Drain!

Studies have shown that students can lose 2 months of knowledge and growth from the school year through inactivity over the summer. Reading, using knowledge, and gaining new knowledge can help reduce that, or actually cause summer gains. The district’s reading lists are up on our school website already. As for other topics, consider checking out Khan Academy, specialized youtube channels, iTunes U, or a mooc or two.

Below, I’ve included some upcoming moocs you may find interesting. At the very bottom of the post, I’ve included a table of a variety of free online courses and content. Do something to stimulate your brain this summer.

Paradoxes of War, Advanced Competitive Strategy, Intro to Finance, Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Foundations of Psych, Food Nutrition & Your Health, Mining Engineering
Creative Coding, Forensic Psychology, Preparing for Uni
Inside the FIFA World Cup, Thinking Like a Writer, Math Refresh w/ College Tips

Articles related to MOOCs:


Some cool stuff to check out:

Code for America (includes Houston & San Antonio)
Regular people being involved in coding and coding events to make stuff better

Noiseless shell-shaped turbine, claiming an astounding 80% efficiency
for reference, estimate is ~15% efficiency on gasoline engines

A real life dropper tool; a pen that lets you steal colors in real life.

Graphene; the new super cool material
Super conductive, super strong, and super flexible- and could create a new wave of tech

Old, but still cool:
Best map ever made of America’s Racial Segregation
Just a really beautiful map, and interesting too; some tech went into creating it too

Some concerning stuff to check out:

Extinction Rates soar to 1000x normal rate
These numbers are a big increase from the previous estimates…

Smartphone/Computer Use Study
How much time do we spend each day staring at screens?
– Source: Mary Meeker’s report on 2014 Internet Trends

And with that concerning info about how much time we spend looking at digital screens, here’s a vast number of providers of free online courses you can check out…


More MOOC-ish Resources

Third Party Platforms
Canvas Network
Future Learn
MS Academy
Khan Academy
iTunes U
In Spanish
Miriada X
In French
In Russian

In Sinhala


MOOCs University
Academic Earth
Open Culture


Platforms by Schools
Carnegie Mellon
UC Berkeley
OU of Israel
Earning College Credit
In Chinese
In Spanish
In Vietnamese
GIAP School
Specifically for Educators
 Adobe Edu Exch NMC Academy



Just FYI

‘Nanobots’ injected into Cockroaches

At the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, Ido Bachelet led a team of scientists in building tiny robots that can respond to chemical cues and operate inside a living animal. > Read more >


Free Online Course: Programming for Everyone

Took a course with him earlier and enjoyed it, so going to try this one out too. It makes use of Python, and his aim is to make this a good introduction to a programming language for people who do NOT have experience with a programming language. Space is limited, if you’re interested, join quick. > Read more >


Also, Type:Rider

A platforming game that just so happens to also showcase typography on Android and iTunes. > See the Trailer >
Bonus: Bridge Constructor?

I’m not sure how accurate either of these games are… been meaning to try them but haven’t gotten around to it.

If you haven’t seen it yet… some of the TOP JOB listings for 2014 are out… and if you like technology, notice technology is in the top slot on all three of the top lists, as well as fills in a few other slots here and there. So, if you’re into technology, keep learning about technology.

You’ll be making course selections soon, if you haven’t already.  Things to consider?  Classes like Digital Design and Digital Art both use professional level software, utilized by a wide variety of industries- and Digital Art can count as your art credit (unless your in 11th). Programming and code-related classes like Robotics, Web Design, and Computer Science are related to a huge area of job growth in software and application development (this includes everything from games, to music, to banking, to scientific modeling).

If you interested in classes like these, the more you and others sign up, the more we’ll be able to offer. We’d like to be able to offer stuff like Game Design, Web Game Design, App Development, 3D animation, etc, but we can only offer more if you guys are choosing technology classes.

Programming & Coding is an area of job growth that by 2020 they are expecting to have to outsource 1,000,000 programming positions because they can’t find capable americans for it. Unemployment rate is currently under 3% in this field, and some predictions state that there are as many as 5 open job positions currently available for each capable american coder.

 According to:US Bureau of LaborTop 12 of 30

1. Network Systems & Data Comm. Analyst

2. Personal & Home Care Aide

3. Home Health Aide

4. Comp. Software Engineer

5. Veterinary Tech.

6. Personal Financial Adviser

7. Theatrical Makeup Artist

8. Medical Assistant

9. Veterinarian

10. Substance Abuse &

Behavioral Disorder Counselor

11. Skin Care Specialist

12. Financial Analyst

 According to:Career Builder & EMS Intl.Top 12 of 12

1. Software Developer

2. Market Research Analyst

& Market Specialist

3. Training & Dev. Specialist

4. Financial Analyst

5. Physical Therapist

6. Web Developer

7. Logistician

8. Database Administrator

9. Event / Convention Planner

10. Interpreter & Translator

11. Petroleum Engineer

12. Information Security Analyst

 According to:US NewsTop 12 of 100

1. Software Developer

2. Computer Systems Analyst

3. Dentist

4. Nurse Practitioner

5. Pharmacist

6. Registered Nurse

7. Physical Therapist

8. Physician

9. Web Developer

10. Dental Hygienist

11. Information Security Analyst

12. Database Administrator