Author Archives: Hall Davidson

Teacher Appreciation Week: Font Thyself

Teacher Appreciation Week: Font Thyself

Teacher appreciation week is about to end, but I have a final offer. While at the great NETA conference in Nebraska, I discovered a great class of students who, with their teachers, have set up a real-world business. They bid and won the contract for the street signs in their town.  But the most fun

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

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

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. 

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. 

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

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

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

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

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