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Get Ready…Digital Learning Day is Coming!

Digital Tools | January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Get Ready…Digital Learning Day is Coming!

The first ever Digital Learning Day kicks of on February 1. Billed as “a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology,” the day will call attention to the value of integrating new tools into teaching and learning. What is the value of integrating digital media and technology? Well, that’s a […]

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Can I Use This in My Media Project?

Digital Tools | January 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Can I Use This in My Media Project?

One of the most common questions that I encounter during media production trainings with educators is, “Am I allowed to use copyrighted material in my project?” From using John Williams’ classic “dark side” theme music in Star Wars for the opening credits of a digital story about the Hayward Fault to bringing in an excerpt […]

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Using FlipShare

Digital Tools | December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Using FlipShare

Here is a four part video educast series on how to use FlipShare, the video editing program that comes with the Flip Camera. Each section will take you through a particular part of the process. Part 1 is a general overview of the application’s interface along with an explanation of how to download the software […]

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Audacity Educast Series

Digital Tools | November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Audacity Educast Series

The following videos are a 5 part series on how to use Audacity. Audacity is a free sound recording and sequencing program that can be downloaded on-line for either Mac or PC. It is great for recording audio for a podcast or creating a more complex soundtrack for a digital story — that includes voice-over, […]

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Best Practices for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Digital Tools | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Best Practices for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

As an educator, it can seem quite overwhelming to assign your students a digital storytelling project. There can be many external as well as internal challenges that range from school resources to personal comfort level with technology. However, these challenges should not deter you from assigning a project to your students. The potential benefits can […]

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