Posts By Hall Davidson

  1. Finally – Higher (Ed) Love

    Human Planet landing

    First, some history, then the breakthrough. More than 13 years ago, with the appropriately digital birthday 01/01/01, the online digital revolution moved confidently into educational resources. The digital media library which grew into Discovery Education Streaming offered content teachers had been using on VCR’s, audio cassettes, film strips or film. Bandwidth was minuscule back then […]

  2. MashUps in Denver + MovieMaker ChromaKey

    Want your projects to go to the national tech conference? At ISTE 2010 (the conference formerly known as NECC), I’m doing a presentation but the most mediamaking-fun will be the Web 2.0 videos+original videos+curriculum mashups.  Basically, it’s creating content on Web 2.0 sites, like Gizmoz, Blabberize, Wordle, etc., then video-screen capturing it, and editing it […]

  3. Mashups at ISTE: Got Projects! + MovieMaker Chromakey

    At ISTE 2010 (the conference formerly known as NECC), I will doing a few presentations but the most mediamaking-fun will be the Web 2.0 videos+original videos+curriculum mashups.  Basically, it’s creating content on Web 2.0 sites, like Gizmoz, Blabberize, Wordle, etc., then video-screen capturing it, and editing it with student work and/or DES videos.  Living on the […]

  4. Google Earth Alert! Macs Beware!

    If you are on a Mac at school and you are considering using the latest upgrade to Google Earth–think again.  If you have been using the great  Jing trick (previous posts) to have your students reporting from anywhere in the world, the embedded code won’t work in Google Earth version 5.0.11733.9347 (May 5, 2009).  Really […]

  5. Little Mac Chromakey Detail

    I spent a great day in Flagler County, Florida, with some innovative, eager teachers.  Mostly Mac based, they are excited about bringing their students’ content creation skills into curriculum-based videos from DES and the free chromakey tools on the Mac, such as Photobooth and iMovie 9.  Both will let students put themselves into videos and […]

  6. Nation’s Oldest Student Media Festival

    Saturday, May 30, the nation’s old event celebrating student media and multimedia, the 43rd California Student Media & Multimedia Festival was held in two California locations.  As the host for 16 years, it was a renewing pleasure to see the fabulous work students and teachers are capable of.   In an era when high stakes […]

  7. Nation's Oldest Student Media Festival

    Saturday, May 30, the nation’s old event celebrating student media and multimedia, the 43rd California Student Media & Multimedia Festival was held in two California locations.  As the host for 16 years, it was a renewing pleasure to see the fabulous work students and teachers are capable of.   In an era when high stakes […]

  8. Blog for Brad:Old Tricks in New Google Earth

    Note: This repost includes a code fix in the documents below.  Something in the blog authoring system corrupted it on the original post.  Sorry about that! This week Google Earth introduced it’s latest update (version 5 in most operating systems).  Some neat things: You can now record tours, say of state capitals, you can fly under […]

  9. It Actually Worked…Place-based Video Challenges

    FETC 2012!  Here, now!  Not really, but at FETC 2009 I was asked to do the closing keynote with a projection into 2012– fun challenge.  (I’ll put that presentation online eventually.)  It was the opportunity to try something new.  So the way this big show (7,000+  folks) closed was with videos made on the cellphones of […]

  10. Time — Warped!

    Video, as we all know, offers instant access to student attention.  Video takes you across time, across boundaries, include microscopic and macroscopic boundaries.  But video can also slow time and bend it to reveal physical phenomenon laying under day to day experiences.  To see what I mean, visit the website for Discovery’s program Time Warp.  […]

  11. Time — Warped!

    Video, as we all know, offers instant access to student attention.  Video takes you across time, across boundaries, include microscopic and macroscopic boundaries.  But video can also slow time and bend it to reveal physical phenomenon laying under day to day experiences.  To see what I mean, visit the website for Discovery’s program Time Warp.  […]

  12. The Year in E-View

    Year in E-View. For the first post of the new year, I thought I would share some favorite posts from the DEN blogosphere from 2008.  I took some informal polls,  did some serious review and, wow:  Note : Trolling great, old posts is a dangerous thing.  The DEN home site is like the Brothers Grimm […]

  13. Friends, Romans, and GoogleEarth heads

    Take a Roman holiday–a Roman Empire holiday!  I got an email from Googler AnnaBishop.  She processes the Google Earth Pro requests from educators and wants them to keep on coming!  So take advantage of that special offer by emailing GEEC@google.com (educators only!  Everybody else pays the $400). She also let me know about the new […]

  14. The Amazing 3×5 Notecard X-Ray Machine (Free!)

    This is a fun one.  It is the “ChromaKeyYou’veGottaHaveHeart” effect, but think of it as an X-Ray machine.  It turns a 3×5 notebook card into an “X-Ray” machine that sees inside the human body– with a few video tricks.  Remember the X-Ray Glasses ad from kids’ magazines? It’s that!  For this, you need: A) Videos […]

  15. The Exploding Mind

    An exploding mind can be a good thing.  I was asked to work with the faculty at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins on the topic of educational technology.  This was an important group by itself– and representative of an extremely important segment in education:  the teacher preparation programs across the country.  They monitor, […]

  16. StreamAthon Video Reposted – Quick Note

    The YouTube video of “Dino Dude’s ‘The People Whisper’” is now reposted in the entry below.  I had initially posted it with a limit of 25 views, which was a blunder.  It is now up for everyone.  And, no, I didn’t break YouTube.  :).  When it’s ready, I’ll also post the PowerPoint and step bystep […]

  17. Live from the StreamAthon!

    This is the video we built.  The one that no one could see in the fabulous StreamAthon.  I realize it went fast.  Here are the tools and sites I used for “Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Video (and Two You Did).”  With one exception, all the tools and sites are free. […]

  18. More cameras –But first this message from Finland

    There’s more to share about using camcorders–and their great lens–for web cams.  I’ve used the camcorder in the post below with Skype, iChat, and other apps, and will try a dead digital still camera next.  But first! This message from Finland, via Steve Dembo’s Nokia cellphone.   Not a bad “web cam” all by itself.   The […]