Making web site of Twitter posts attractive needs good images, and Pexels.com looks a good source of quality, free stock photos if you don’t have anything else available.
They’re all free to use for personal or commercial purposes under a Creative Commons licence.
If you’re using the Featured Posts Grid or Slider in the Twenty Fourteen theme, this is an ideal way of quickly finding appropriate images to illustrate those posts which don’t include your own photograph.
YouTube’s for sharing videos, right? So that big Upload button in my YouTube account will be for uploading video files. What else could it be for?
The surprising answer is that it’s now a place we can go to not just upload videos we’ve already made, but upload images and use them to create new video slideshows. And those slideshows seem to be much more accessible, displaying on mobile phones and tablets, including Apple ones, when PhotoPeach’s Flash-based slideshows don’t work. If you’ve used PhotoPeach, you’ll find the process is very similar:
upload your images
arrange them as required
add music if you want
tweak timing, slide effect and transition as required – your changes preview immediately
upload the video you’ve made
If you’d like to go further, you can use the YouTube Video Editor, accessed in the same place, to edit your slideshow videos in a simple editor that’s very similar to MovieMaker.
Embedding YouTube videos in your WordPress site is just a matter of pasting the video URL (web page address) into the blog post where you want it to appear. All going well, you’ll see the embedded video in the editor, but this may depend on your browser.
There’s a new internet safety game for 8 – 10 year olds called ‘Star Riders’ from the people at Thinkuknow.
This interactive game requires the user to answer questions about internet safety to increase the amount of time they have to collect stars and avoid nasty icons. There’s a leader board to encourage users to improve. The questions users are asked will be changed every few months to reflect new themes.