Developer Diaries: Using a Drawing Tablet Instead of a Mouse

eLearning Brothers

Recently, when I needed to add two shadows for chairs to match the light for a background (the sun was coming through window), a tablet made it so much easier to draw the shadow. Using a pen puts your hand in a better alignment, more of a ‘handshake position’. A pen is much lighter than a mouse. My hand isn’t as tired at the end of the day with a pen as it is with the mouse. I have mine set up to cover two monitors set on Pen Mode.

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Writing & Grammar: Then Versus Than

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The pen is mightier (then/than) the sword. A chill wind brushed the treetops, (then/than) the sun rose. by Jennie Ruby. People often confuse the proper use of then and than. Pronunciation is likely the culprit. In the mid-Atlantic region people tend to pronounce both of these as "then." " Here's the difference, with a quick memory aid: then rymes with when  and is always about time: When did he make the onside kick?


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eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #9

Upside Learning

Color Picker by Korean designer Jin-sun Park is a concept pen that can scan colors from anything around and instantly use the color for drawing. After placing the pen against an object, the user just presses the scan button. The color is being detected by the color sensor and the RGB cartridge of the pen mixes the required inks to create the target color. HipLogic.

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Writing & Grammar: Writing Badly

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The pen is mightier (then/ than ) the sword. A chill wind brushed the treetops, ( then /than) the sun rose. by Jennie Ruby. One of the most basic facts about the English language is that sentences are made of nouns and verbs. The strongest sentences have people as nouns and their actions as verbs. The first step in writing badly is to get rid of the people as subjects and transform active verbs into abstract nouns.

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Video Fatigue is Real


You could move around, sit on your porch or sit outside in the sun and give your muscles and eyes some relief. When you’re tuning into a business meeting, use your phone and focus on listening and taking paper-and-pen notes rather than doing “double screen”. We are experiencing a time of great uncertainty. Schools have shifted to online, working from home is the new norm and the word “Zoom” seem to be in everyone’s vocabulary.

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Big Cat Trail--Unforgettable Kanha

ID Reflections

This always reminded me of one of my childhood favorites, “When the sun shines in the morning and the night is on the run, it’s a new day, it’s a new day, and I will fly up to the sun…” The sound of the forest waking up is indescribable. Within an hour of our cruise into the forest, the sun would be high up in the sky--scorching, beating down. As the sun rose, an uncanny calm would descend on the forest. I am still thinking about Kanha.

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It's not really learning anymore

Learning with e's

It wasn't her fault though - it was rather a distinct lack of wifi connectivity and technology failure on my part that made me resort for the first time in ages to taking notes with - shock horror - a pen and paper! Well, at least I discovered that I can still write with a pen, albeit a lot slower than I remember doing when I was an undergrad.


Classroom without walls

Learning with 'e's

Today, with the sun shining down on the UK's warmest March in recorded history, my students and I sat in a classroom without walls - literally. We went outside and held our final teaching session of the term in the warm sun. Today, all they had was a pad and pen to scribble their notes. I've written before about the idea of the classroom without walls.

Step 3: #Sketchnotes: Characters and Locations


With that, get your pens ready! An arc for either a distant hill or a large setting sun. Five seconds later you have the “Sun Valley” location. Only then will your own style begin to surface to the point all you have to do is think about your stick figure character and it will fall out of your pen on its own! Sketchontes are inherently about letting, borders, arrows, visual concepts, and other adornments.

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The 100 Best Trivia Questions with Answers


In what sport would you use a pen grip to hold your sandwich bat? What are the two major elements making up the sun? Table of Contents. Introduction. 1.Sports trivia questions. 2.Technology trivia questions. 3.Science trivia questions. 4.Health trivia questions.

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Walk a mile in my shoes and Learning Councils

Learning Cafe

Business and systems analysts are forever changing requirements and functionality leaving you in constant catch up mode, budgets – especially training budgets – just go down and down like the setting sun each day. Perhaps L&D should think about penning a few classics to reach boardrooms and dare I suggest, IT Senior Management meetings? Have you heard the song “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”?

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On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

Just as you can with PENS authoring tools and the systems that support PENS (i.e Video integrated with sims (this isn’t going to be similar to the Sun in terms of heat, but I expect you will see some vendors finding a way to get Video more in play with interactive simulations, heck even with the new actors than just the video clip. Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves.

Nine years old

Learning with 'e's

The fields were golden and the sun was shining. He was surrounded by several bigger lads, who penned him in, asking him if he was a mod or a rocker. Several summers ago, I found myself driving past my old primary school. I pulled off the road, and parked my car on a grassy verge. I stepped out and gazed around. Only a few white, wispy clouds drifted overhead, and a faint breeze ruffled my hair. I remembered many days like these during my childhood.

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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. Even if you have never read Sun Tzu, the “ Art of War “, you should know how to strategize and how to win. The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing. What does it all mean?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Smell of Books

Learning Visions

Marginal annotations, which abounded in the centuries when readers usually went through books with pen in hand, identify the often surprising messages that individuals have found as they read. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, December 04, 2007 The Smell of Books I cant see myself getting an Amazon Kindle.

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2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

At the Pen Addict, Susan M. Pigott, who is, among other things, a fountain pen enthusiast and collector, reviews an elearning course on calligraphy. The “Old Editor” at the Baltimore Sun , John E. If 2018 flew by quickly for you, here’s your chance to catch up on some reading.

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Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Video Recording

TechSmith Camtasia

And also, try to avoid getting the sun, bright lights, or windows pointing directly into the shot. Or Perhaps you’re using an accessory like a new tablet pen that you’d like to review? Your mobile device is capable of so many things, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the features that mobile apps offer. You can surf the web, check your bank statement, or place an order for take-out right from your fingertips.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] April 13-15, 2011 Learning Futures Festival : Follow the Sun. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. And it covers a broad range of types of topics.