I was honoured to be invited to speak at two European Study Tours events in Euro Disney this week – ICT LIVE! & Media LIVE! These are fantastic conferences arranged for 16-18 years old students to attend to hear from industry professionals about subjects they are considering for careers. Check out their website for more information, and if you’re a teacher I thoroughly recommend taking a look as a possible field trip for your school. The sessions were packed out, with a full house of 600 seats for the Media talk. As promised, here are the links I covered in my talk:
http://newswhip.com/tech – resource for keeping up with trending technology stories
http://trap.it – resource for tracking news based on key words or phrases
Some good blogs to follow:
Places to learn coding in your spare time:
http://appinventor.mit.edu – a tool for making android apps
http://codingcupboard.com – hookig up with businesses to find beginners coding work (paid!)
http://audioboo.com – quick & easy recording
http://audacity.sourceforge.net – editing and track mixing
http://freesound.org – sound effects
http://incompetech.com – music
http://wreckamovie.com – collaborate on movies
http://genero.tv – earn money making music videos
http://muvizu.com – free animation studio
Promote your work:
http://inboundwriter.com – blogging platform to help you write for higher search rankings
http://storify.com – track a narrative in comments & social posts
Manage your reputation:
That’s your lot! I hope you find them useful?
I even go a chance to take a look around the parks during my break while they help Business LIVE! in the middle of the day….
And yes… of COURSE I went on a roller coaster!!