Submitting your Assessments as Screencasts

With the move to online teaching, it may be that you will need to submit screencasts for assessment rather than giving a live presentation, demonstration or walk-through. To help you, this video shows the basic features of Screencast-o-Matic, a simple screencasting tool that we recommend for making short videos, and how to submit the video through…

App of the week: Active 10

One You campaign promoting brisk walking The One You campaign aims to highlight the health and wellbeing benefits of doing at least ten continuous minutes of brisk walking every day. A daily brisk ten-minute walk can make you feel better in so many ways. It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your…

App of the week: Easy Meals

One You: Easy Meals Easy Meals is a free app and a great way to eat foods that are healthier for you. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to get you going if you’re ever short of inspiration. One You campaign is conducted by the NHS and aims to help you live more healthily and…

Political bots are driving the conversations across social media

Nearly 50 million accounts on Twitter are actually automatically run by bot software. On Facebook, social bots—accounts run by automated software that mimic real users or work to communicate particular information streams—can be used to automate group pages and spread political advertisements. The term ‘fake news’ began with these political bots, yet now the definition…

Machine learning to track the coronavirus

Problems with tracking the Coronavirus Coronaviruses are a family of hundreds of viruses that can cause fever, respiratory problems, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms too. The 2019 novel coronavirus, is one of seven members of this virus family known to infect humans. A pneumonia-like disease, the 2019 novel coronavirus has caused a global health emergency, sickened…

App of the week: Grammarly

Grammarly is aimed at ‘anyone who writes and wants to improve his or her writing ­– students, bloggers, writers, and professionals’. It’s more thorough than your typical checker, scanning for ‘more than 150 common and advanced grammar rules’. It also looks at punctuation and contextual spelling (such as confusion over to, too or two). It…