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How to Make a Meme

Digital Tools | September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Make a Meme

This is a two-part video educasts series that overviews how to create a Meme with an introduction to the phenomenon of internet Memes and a step by step guide to using a simple tool for making and sharing your own. A meme can be any kind of idea, action or creative output that is picked up, copied and repeated within a culture. ‘Internet Memes’ has become a popular way to describe various internet trends that you might associate with viral videos, images or phrases that originate and spread quickly online. But most often, if someone refers to a ‘meme’, they mean a specific type of meme characterized by a familiar still image captioned with text based on a particular style of joke associated with that image. These sorts of images with text were originally called image macros, but are now popularly known as memes.

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How to Use iMovie for the iPad

Digital Tools | August 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

How to Use iMovie for the iPad

The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use iMovie for iPad. iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application which that is compatible with Mac computers, tablets, and mobile devices. The videos in this series explain how to use iMovie for iOS devices which include iPod Touches, recent versions of iPhone, and iPads.

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Learning Continues with  “The Summer of Making and Connecting”

Digital Tools | June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Learning Continues with “The Summer of Making and Connecting”

America’s education reform movement gets out of school this summer with a four-month campaign to help redefine learning in the digital age through dozens of activities for youth, parents, and educators, dubbed the “Summer of Making and Connecting.”

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Windows Live Movie Maker Video Educast Series

Digital Tools | May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Windows Live Movie Maker Video Educast Series

The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use Windows Live Movie Maker. Live Movie Maker is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Windows operating system users to edit their own videos. This version of Movie Maker is compatible with Windows 7 or more recent operating systems. It is not compatible with earlier versions of Windows OS like Windows XP.

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Interactive Timelines for the Elementary Classroom

Digital Tools | March 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Interactive Timelines for the Elementary Classroom

Creating and reading a timeline is a skill introduced in elementary grades. For a second grader her first timeline might be autobiographical, which is a good way for students to begin understanding what a timeline is – a linear graphic representation of major events in chronological order. Students are exposed to more timelines as they […]

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The New Research Paper is a Remixed Video

Digital Tools | February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The New Research Paper is a Remixed Video

Imagine you are an 11th grade student taking American History today. Your teacher walks into the classroom and asks you to create a video that discusses the significance of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, but you can only use found footage on YouTube for the […]

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Stop Motion Animation in the Elementary Classroom

Digital Tools | January 17, 2013 | 13 Comments

Stop Motion Animation in the Elementary Classroom

In the 1950s, Art Clokey created beloved claymation character Gumby and sidekick Pokey for a stop motion claymation television series that ran in the 50s and 60s. Since then, stop motion animation has made it to the big screen with movies like Wallace & Gromit and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Can this digital art form make […]

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What Can a Twitter Chat Teach Our Students?

Digital Tools | January 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

What Can a Twitter Chat Teach Our Students?

To some, a Twitter chat can mean endless banter that can cause major distraction. Young people love to use the popular platform to communicate with their friends on what they are doing at any given moment. To educators, this kind of use doesn’t jibe in the classroom…and mobile devices in many schools are outlawed for […]

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The impact of video in education (infographic)

Digital Tools | November 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

The impact of video in education (infographic)

Earlier this week, Ed Tech Times posted an insightful infographic about the power of video in education. It was produced by Cisco to accompany their recently published white paper.

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Media Ripping Tools 1: Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Digital Tools | October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Media Ripping Tools 1: Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Remixing video has become a popular cultural movement. We see it all over the internet where people re-purpose video to convey an alternative message. The Mister Rogers remix entitled Garden of Your Mind, produced by PBS Digital Studios takes hundreds of clips from dozens of episodes to create an inspirational song about learning. The audio […]

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