Tag archives for Media Matters

  1. METC, ETC, CUE, and CAG

    Apparently I’m conducting a ‘suspicious activity’ from the Hilton Hotel.  The Internet connection here will not allow me to upload any files.  I get the ‘suspicious activity’ notice and they knock down the speed to 56k (a return to 1995).  Frustrating, since I want to post the handouts for the four conferences mentioned above.  And […]

  2. Keynote Coffeehouse

    This is a story worth telling. With the snows last week trapping much of the DEN leadership in the east, schedules and events became bent out of shape. The Poway TechExpo was scheduled for March 15 near San Diego in California. I had committed to do the keynote to support Linda Foote and the great […]

  3. Where Have All the Posts Gone?

    Lost in the snow! The plan was to post from Austin and TCEA on the main blog, which I did, and then update the fabulously important Media Matters blog from Hershey and PETE & C.  But something happened along the way–the Snowstorm of ’07.  I am still stranded–until Friday–a cool excuse.  The Internet was snowed […]

  4. Google Earth to Video!

    Quick Tip! Just as it’s sometimes safer to download video files rather than stream them for a class, teachers might feel safer knowing their great curriculum-based Google Earth tour is ready to go, Internet or not. Many of the great features of Google Earth are best done live (distance, featured content, et al) but tours […]

  5. FETC 2007!

    FETC, the giant Florida Educational Technology Conference, is happening in Orlando.  Chromakey will have to wait.  Already, the DEN had a pre-conference event.  Notable among the attendees were Kathy Schrock and Tom Turner, seen here toting a very flat screen.  Not a plasma–a film screen (remember them?).  Also, Danielle Abernathy and Karen Sedden, former field […]

  6. Media Marches: LA to NY

    In Los Angeles in a series of meetings over the last two weeks, more than 500 administrators and support staff from Los Angeles Unified "mini-District" 4 watched student content created with media tools.  I blogged a longer post at the main blog but I thought the media-savvy would enjoy seeing one of my favorite videos […]

  7. MegaVCR Part II – MacWorld

    Some great comments from the last post, MegaVCR Part I.  I’ll respond to them at the end of this post.  But first:  MacWorld and The Education Strand.  Over 400 teachers gathered in a very large room at the Moscone Center to hear Wesley Fryer, Bernie Dodge, Carol Anne McGuire, Monica Beglau, and myself in rolling […]

  8. MegaVCR Part I

    The iPod is a great tool for classrooms.  I can’t be without one, even at the bottom of the pool.  This is me watching the unitedstreaming video "Mayan Revolution" from the Conquistador program.  There is, in fact, an underwater housing for the video iPod, and I do, in fact, have breathing apparatus that means uninterrupted […]

  9. Before Leaving the Elves Entirely

    Before we leave the elves entirely, a couple of good things came up.  An email from Linda Foote came in where she talked about using the elf animation creator at http://www.elfyourself.com/ for a good instructional purpose.  This does remind us that these free things that come our way like the elf, the monkeys (remember them […]

  10. In the Wii Small Hours

    We spent New Years Eve at my house exhausting ourselves mostly at tennis and boxing, although there was bowling and blowing up bad guys, too.  We were using the Wii, the game console from Nintendo.  This is a significant media technology for several reasons.  I spent a lot time awhile back talking about one of […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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) […]