Certification Training

Same Pay, All Day

It’s not about equal pay or equality of outcome. Given a range of gifts, talents, and opportunities, it cannot be equal or the same for everyone. So, what would be fair?

Perhaps the question should be asked from a different perspective: Not the day’s wages, but the day’s benefits.

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Computer Mama, Educational Technology

Do You Want This Job?

Elevator Attendant

The position for curriculum designer required a Masters or PhD with deep knowledge in Machine Vision and Ai to ride around an autonomous vehicle teaching men and women to be “Elevator Attendants.”

Which job is worse: the trainer that rides around backwards all day, or the guy who gets to be the “attendant” in a self driving golf cart? Is this the best we can do in Detroit today: create jobs that were boring a hundred years ago?

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Computer Mama, Educational Technology, PowerPoint

Picnic Time for Teddy Bears

The Teddy Bears Picnic is a demonstration project that we use in our Microsoft PowerPoint certification training. This is the first time that I completed the project with all of the animations and sound: PowerPoint to the Max! Enjoy! Elizabeth

Teddy Bears’ Picnic” is a song by American composer John Walter Bratton, written in 1907, and lyrics added by Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. It remains popular as a children’s song, having been recorded by numerous artists over the decades.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Be…

Music by Henry Hall

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Computers, Educational Technology

UNITY and Autodesk

Visualization. Interactivity. Real-time speed.

UNITY and Autodesk. An excellent video for people who love good technology.

Video Summary: “Now it’s easier than ever to create rapid, interactive designs with Autodesk’s 3D tools and Unity’s real-time platform.”

UNITY and Autodesk:
UNITY is the tool for creating immersive Virtual and Augmented Realities. The car has already been designed to the nuts and bolts digitally. This video shows one option for working with those automotive assets.

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Computer Mama, Computers, Educational Technology, Elizabeth

Screen Time: Is There Ever Too Much?

“You don’t even have to paint the walls! Just get a bigger monitor.”

For Developers, Educators and Writers: The articles on screen time need to separate constructive vs destructive use of screens. Are these screens building someone up ? OK, I’m good with that. Everybody wins.

For me, the Computer Mama, teaching someone a skill is the best use of my time, talent and energy. That takes about four screens, 60-70 hours a week, to manage an online business, not counting the stupid phone.

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Certification Training, Computer Mama, Educational Technology

Hello, WRLD!

WRLD Places Designer: According to legend, "Hello, World!" was the first greeting displayed on a computer screen.

According to legend, “Hello, World!” was the first greeting displayed on a computer screen.

WRLD is a 3D Mapping program that allows developers to design and integrate feature-rich, dynamic maps for indoor and outdoor use. The applications of such mapping include real-time monitoring, navigation, and positioning.

Mapping, such as with WRLD has uses in the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, VR/ AR, and Connected Lifestyles. It can also be used for service, commerce, and advertising.

Coming soon to Washtenaw Community College: UNITY Maps and Apps.

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