Tag archives for Film

  1. On this day… First Full-time Movie Theater Opened!


    On this day in 1902, the first full-time movie theater opened! Thomas Lincoln Talley opened The Electric Theater in Los Angeles, California 112 years ago as part of a carnival. Before full-time movie theaters, people watched films in “kinetoscopes,” which only allowed for one viewer at a time, and were often considered lower-class. After opening […]

  2. Teachers FLIP For Movie Making

    The presentation’s title was Students FLIP for Movie Making, but when Lynn Fuini-Hetten and Jennifer Brinson presented at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World workshop, it was the teachers who were FLIPping over our PA DEN STARS and their “lesson from the field.” I wish I could have attended this session but I was […]

  3. "Brace for Impact" the STARS in NYC!

    Yes Brace for Impact the DEN STARS arrive in New York City! Thirty seats were available for STARS to attend the premiere of the documentary of Captain Cheslely Sullenberger, the pilot of flight 1549, who had to land the aircraft in the Hudson River because a flight of Canada geese flew into both engines. Over […]

  4. Meeting a Storm Chaser!

    In my current position, or should I say positions(I wear many hats) I get to see a lot of exciting activities.  In addition to being the Director of Technology Integration for Propel Schools, I am the science coordinator.  I am the SOS or Specialist on Site.  I believe that this was due to my knowledge […]

  5. Digital Storytelling Week

    Next week begins the summer webinar series from Discovery.  And they have picked a great line up for the first week! Digital Storytelling Week promises to be a fantastic first venture into a month of weekly themes.  Here is the lineup for next week: Monday, August 3 – Thinking Outside the Slide Tuesday, August 4 […]

  6. Do You YouTube?

    One of the questions I get asked most often by teachers at my school is this, “How can I show a video from YouTube in my classroom?”  I’ve always sent them the way of Zamzar to download videos to a flash drive and show at school from there.  It works great, but it is limiting.  […]

  7. A "Movie"ing Experience on the TN River

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 28th!  We are hosting one of the most exciting DEN Events of the year in Chattanooga! Want to learn more about taking better pictures?  Want to learn PhotoStory or iMovie?  Need lessons in advanced techniques for these programs? Want to ride a really, really fast boat and tour the […]

  8. Here's To A Great New Year!

    It is New Year’s Eve and time to consider what is coming up in the world starting tomorrow.  Yesterday, our TN DEN LC met in Knoxville to discuss training possibilities and Days of Discovery for 2009.  I have to say, I think we have some fantastic things in the works. As we get activities finalized, […]

  9. Animoto Gets Even Better!

    Cross posted on Cliotech I just received this e-mail from Animoto and I am so excited about the increased learning potential . . . TEXT IS HERE! It’s true: you can now insert text into your Animoto videos. And we’re not talking about boring caption-like text–we’re talking about text the way it’s done in tv […]

  10. Flip Out to Vote

    Cross-posted on Cliotech And I don’t mean flip-flop. I received an e-mail from Lizzy Berryman (Director, Teachers Center, NewsHour) that I think will appeal to many of my readers. She gave me permission to share this with you. Do you have students in your classes who are voting for the first time? Do you want […]

  11. PQ Talking Photo Software

    I first saw this over on the Second Life blog. I had to go check it out for myself. And yep, it’s true. You can make a photo appear to talk using PQ Talking Photo Software. For a limited time (to January 15), they are offering the software free to anyone who posts a blog […]

  12. When I Grow Up

    I came across this TeacherTube video on Jim Gates’ Tipline blog. What I really like about this video is the student point of view. That is what sets it apart from some of the other TeacherTube/YouTube videos of a similar ilk.

  13. Tribeca Film Festival-DOUBLETIME

    Thanks to the Discovery Educator Network, I was able to join Heather Sullivan, Beverly Plein, and Marti McGrath for the premiere of the Discovery Films documentary, DOUBLETIME.  DOUBLETIME was directed by Stephanie Johnes and tells the story of two internationally competitive jump rope organizations, the Bouncing Bulldogs of Chapel Hill, NC, and the Double Dutch […]

  14. Planet Earth – Parts 6 & 7

    Get ready to immerse yourself in the Shallow Seas and explore the Great Plains in tonight’s installments of Planet Earth, airing on the Discovery Channel. SHALLOW SEASAirs Sunday, April 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT Follow a humpback whale mother and her calf on their epic journey to the most prolific feeding grounds that fringe the […]

  15. Discover Planet Earth – Continued

    I have to say that I was just dazzled by the first three episodes of Discovery’s groundbreaking new series, Planet Earth.  Of the three, I was particularly enjoyed the Mountains episode.  The Austrian Alps are my favorite place on the planet and seeing them captured the way that Planet Earth did was breathtaking.  During some […]

  16. The Story of Movies

    I just received John Norton’s "Of Particular Interest" email newsletter for middle school teachers.  His review of The Story of Movies website caught my attention, so I took a brief trip over there. The Story of Movies currently offers 3 DVD curriculum choices: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and […]

  17. The Ultimate Gift

    "Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel." – The Gift of Learning Jannita sent us the link to the companion site for a new movie set for release in 5 days, The Ultimate Gift. Here is a brief synopsis of the film: When his wealthy grandfather dies, trust fund baby Jason […]