Jun 10, 2014

Kanji Learning at Living Room with Family Using Tabcast

"Tabcast" is a useful tool for screen mirroring of tab browser using Chromecast.

If learners use the "tabcast" at living room with family or at class room with friends, they can effectively lean  kanji stroke orders, directions and so on from many advices.

The following table shows merits and demerits for screen mirroring using Chromecast, Miracast and Airplay.
"Tabcast" is available for both Windows and Mac OS.

OSApplicationsChromecastMiracastAirplay
WindowsPowerPointOK*OKNG
Tab, VideoOKOKNG
AndroidQuickOfficeOK*OKNG
VideoOKOKNG
Mac OSKeyNoteOK*NGOK
Tab, VideoOKNGOK
iOSKeyNoteNGNGOK
VideoOKNGOK
                    OK*: update on July 10, 2014

How to setup for tabcast of PC and Mac
  1. Download Chrome browser
  2. Download extension for Chromecast
  3. Click a blue icon on the tab window for connecting.

(a) An example of a blue icon for Chromecast.

(b) An example of screen mirroring for VGA display and MacBook Air.




(c) An example of cables for Chromecast, VGA adapter and so on.


Caution: "Tabcast" is 720p (1280×720) and "Chromecast" is 1080p (1920×1080) from youtube.com directly.

Mar 2, 2014

Stroke Error Detection in Kanji Handwriting for Autonomous Learning

Stroke error detection in handwriting is useful to notice for your autonomous Kanji learning.

Please access a free site of web-based handwriting recognition engine (http://www.sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/icampus/u/ihwr.jsp) since Mar. 1, 2014.
  • Color Rules for Stroke Error


  • Enamples of Stroke Error Detection