Monthly Archives: March 2011

Framegrabber Chrome extension

I’ve built a free Chrome extension for bookmarking video timecodes and capturing framegrabs. It’s called Framegrabber and you can get it here. Framegrabs are still images of individual film frames. The Framegrabber extension makes it possible to take framegrabs from … Continue reading

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School reports: There’s An App For That!

School reports have always been a bit useless.

Recently, in English primary schools at least, they’ve got even worse: verbose and clogged with jargon.

The new-style reports are a pain for teachers to compile, and written in language that’s unlikely to be read or understood by many parents. Given the pressures on their time, teachers resort to sharing report statements online, or software that writes reports automatically. Report statements can even be bought on eBay.

A simpler approach would be better for everyone.
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Shakespeare’s sonnets in JSON format

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For The Messengers

Jude Cowan (who works for ITN Source) has written an excellent book of poems in response to what she’s seen as a video archivist for Reuters: http://www.forthemessengers.co.uk/extracts.htm Continue reading

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