Flipped Classroom Scratch Programming Lessons

November 7, 2014 by OhioFi | 0 comments

scratchcatThis fall I began teaching Scratch programming to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and spent lots of valuable class time “presenting lectures”… Continue reading

How to Automatically Republish a Google Forms Spreadsheet

August 8, 2014 by OhioFi | 0 comments

repub01You’ve created a Google Form and you’ve embedded the Google Spreadsheet of responses into your blog, website, etc. Awesome. The … Continue reading

How to succeed at the poster biz without really trying

February 13, 2013 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Last spring I photoshopped together a quick image to accompany a blog post about a Resistor Color Band game I had created. I posterized a pic of a resistor,… Continue reading

The positive effects of acoustic treatment in classrooms

January 23, 2013 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say. Patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because… Continue reading

ANS synthesizer lets you draw the music

September 8, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Source: http://boingboing.net/2012/06/27/synth.html

You don’t play the ANS synthesizer with a keyboard. Instead you etch images onto… Continue reading

BBC Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

September 5, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

I love this three-part BBC series that reviews the history of electricity starting with Isaac Newton & Francis Hauksbee and ending with levitating,… Continue reading

DIY Optical Tremolo effect pedal

September 2, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Source: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Optical-Tremolo-Box/2276/
Made entirely out of parts found at RadioShack… Time required:… Continue reading

Embracing the remix

August 10, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/kirby_ferguson_embrace_the_remix.html

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything… Continue reading

Sound Shapes feat. Beck, deadmau5, and more

July 20, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

According to Billboard.com, Beck is contributing three unreleased songs to the upcoming video game Sound Shapes. His tracks “Cities,”… Continue reading

Patrick Feaster, Sound Historian

July 4, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5922410/this-is-the-oldest-vinyl-album-in-the-history-of-the-world

Patrick Feaster, a sound historian… Continue reading

The Ascent, an interactive live-action performance installation

June 20, 2012 by OhioFi | 0 comments

The Ascent is a live-action performance installation that allows participants to levitate over 30 feet into the air through interactive sound… Continue reading