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5 Parrot Mambo Discoveries

I have used Parrot Mambo Drones extensively for twelve months within Primary School and Middle Years. During this time I have discovered many things and thought it advantageous to share my findings.Flight TimeThe batteries for Parrot Mambo drone provide approximately eight minutes of flight time. When blade protectors are removed from off the drone at least two additional minutes of flight time is provided. To extend the total flight time additional batteries are advised. I have discovered that four batteries with each drone services a forty-five minute lesson perfectly. On one singular charge, the flight pad controller lasts for the duration of the lesson.

Drone QuantityOriginally I purchased four drones; however, soon realised this provided insufficient resources to facilitate a lesson. I decided to purchase two more and found that six Parrot Mambo Drones is an adequate number of devices. Allocating roles that include pilot, spotter and observer means students can be divided into tea…

Teach like a Barber

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“What can I do for you today?”, he often asks. In response I state my preferred hair style.
Immediately the barber commences his work; combing, cutting, trimming, shaving and brushing. During the course of activity conversation takes place. While the apron catches shed growth, I observe other customers waiting on benches or sitting in allocated chairs receiving their haircut. Approximately fifteen minutes passes and at completion a mirror is presented. It’s monivoured to reflect the hairdressers work on all sides.


Satisfied I stand and make payment before going on my merry way.
This is usually how the entire routine plays. Only on this particular day, my son was having his hair cut. For the first time, I realised that educators can learn a lot from the process of hairdressing.

Preferred Style
Firstly, within the context of a barber store, customers will arrive with varying needs and preferred styles. In like manner the students of our classroom will have different learning styles and needs…

Photo Story, Movie Maker and Binumi

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Photo Story 3 and Windows Movie Maker 2.6 share similar layout and design. They also have features that are common and some unique differences. Within both platforms, content is added to the media timeline that resides at the base of the window and images and videos can be shuffled as desired. Each section within the workspace can be modified using text and filters as required.

Media can be built in thumbnails within the software and items deleted. Music can also be stretched across the created film and the final product exported. Movie Maker allows users to create a specialised film through the use of precise timing and ability to slice music and recording and adjust sound outputs. In my experience, despite using the same resolution for images, there appears to be a difference in the quality of the final product. Movie Maker produces better quality film compared to Photo Story. It may have something to do with compression; however, I think Photo Story is more suited for beginners whi…