Monthly Archives: December 2006

I’ve Been Framed!

      With the Frames program that is ($44.95). A friend who works for Tech4Learning gave me a copy of the latest version at a conference last month and playing around with it reminds me what a powerful storytelling tool stop action animation can be. It was one of the original special effects in Hollywood

Time to Take Down The Lights–Soon!

Those whose browsers showed the holiday spirit now need to consider taking down the lights.  In Firefox, you can choose a theme that customizes the icons.  This holiday, I used the Tinseltown theme, which showed lights and candy canes. To get this theme, or to change the theme as I’m going to do for the

Time to Take Down The Lights–Soon!

Those whose browsers showed the holiday spirit now need to consider taking down the lights.  In Firefox, you can choose a theme that customizes the icons.  This holiday, I used the Tinseltown theme, which showed lights and candy canes. To get this theme, or to change the theme as I’m going to do for the

Making Moving Pictures

      This was just going to be a simple review of a very powerful program for adding the “Ken Burns” effect or panning and zooming around a picture. PhotoToMovie ($49.95 for both PC’s and Mac) is such a powerful program for doing that, that people have been able to make commercials and DVD’s with

Media Matters

Let’s all welcome Hall Davidson and his Media Matters blog to the DEN blogoshere. I’m sure it will be a great place to learn, share and have some fun. And speaking of fun, you should go right over there to see what this familiar lookiing elf is all about.

“What’s in your bag of tricks?” Promotion

Over the past few weeks, we have received a number of emails related to the “What’s in your ‘bag’ of tricks?” promotion.  As a reminder, this promotion encouraged Discovery Educators to share their unitedstreaming knowledge and expertise with others.  If you are a Discovery Educator who has conducted two professional development workshops and participated in

Media Matters Curtain Up

Welcome to Media Matters.  We’ll be covering all things media here.  With the season upon us, why not start with a little animation you can make of yourself at http://www.elfyourself.com/.  I’ll attach a little DEN flash in the comment below.  I saved it as an AVI file using SnagIt, a great screen capture (including video)

Toys for Tots Discovery Style

For the past three days, I got into the holiday spirit by visiting a local school to hand out presents, listen to wish lists and deflect questions about where my reindeer were.  As I have come to do now anywhere I go, I managed to tie unitedstreaming into the mix.  While Santa (who is much

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