Monthly Archives: December 2006

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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“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

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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)

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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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