Daily Archives: June 19, 2007

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Lights, Camera, Silver Spring

Lights, Camera, Silver Spring

      Here we are at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, MD makin’ movies. This is just the beginning of a post that will be changing and growing over time. Check the comments on a regular basis for tips and sites from participants. So far we’ve had some green screen fun (and headaches) along with

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Day #2 Part 1 Makin' Movies

Its officially brain dead time! Today, Joe Brennen, a STAR Educator and latest member of the National Discovery Education family, presented techniques and ideas for creating movies in the classroom. We learned about camera techniques, editing tricks and tips, as well as ideas to use film making in the classroom. Some of the examples came

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Touche for Toufee

Flash animation is one of the fun new media tools that has made the internet more engaging. Flash has applications in storytelling (click on the small town on the horizon), mindless games and even the news.  But if you’ve ever tried to learn Flash you know the learning curve is steep. However, thanks to a

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Enough about my fav's, what are yours?

Tomorrow I’ll be joining the folks out in Silver Spring to share with them Second Life and some of my favorite ways to integrate Web 2.0 into unitedstreaming. Among the sites/widgets I intend to share are: Swivel YouTube SlideShare MindMeister Google Maps Any favorites to add to the list? In particular, I’m looking for tasty

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Enough about my fav’s, what are yours?

Tomorrow I’ll be joining the folks out in Silver Spring to share with them Second Life and some of my favorite ways to integrate Web 2.0 into unitedstreaming. Among the sites/widgets I intend to share are: Swivel YouTube SlideShare MindMeister Google Maps Any favorites to add to the list? In particular, I’m looking for tasty

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DEN in St. Louis, how would you improve performance?

From CNN.com (via Betsy): A newly appointed state board started running the St. Louis school district Friday and asked for the community’s help in trying to improve its schools’ performance. The state had voted in March to strip the district’s accreditation because of unmet academic and financial standards, and a judge ruled Thursday the takeover

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DEN Leaders Institute Has Begun!

After a long day of traveling through airports at Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Washington, along with a brief metro ride to Silver Spring, I arrived at the Discovery Headquarters (and more importantly my hotel!) just before lunch.  Since our schedule said to meet at 2:30, I had some time to walk the streets near the hotel

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