Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.
The creators of Zeega, an interactive digital storytelling platform on the web, recently launched their new mobile app, Pop! As explained on their website, Pop is about putting two things together. Capture a photo or video and combine it with anything on the web—an animated GIF, a movie clip—whatever comes to mind. To experience a Pop, press and hold down to reveal what’s underneath. Many Pops are funny—the app is perfect for the art of setup and punchline. But Pop can also be used to tell impactful stories.
Mixbit is an app and platform for making and sharing videos. Along with Vine and Instagram video, it is one of a number of new platforms that aims to make video sharing faster and easier within a social media context. What’s interesting about Mixbit is it’s emphasis on video editing and the fact that it lets users create remixes and edits from each others content.
I occasionally find myself sitting in conference sessions and meetings and have to silently chuckle about the amount of electronic devices in my possession–a laptop, iPad, iPhone and all of the chargers and accessories that accompany them. However, at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Annual Conference in Palm Springs last week, I was far from the […]
Embrace them! Mobile devices are ubiquitous and they are here to stay. Instead of banning them from our schools’ classrooms, let’s give educators the support and resources necessary to adopt the notion that mobile devices can be effective learning tools for students. Participants in this year’s QUEST Science Education Institute explored the idea of using […]