Tag Archives: Media Matters

More from Discovery Education’s YouTube Channel

More from Discovery Education’s YouTube Channel

Discovery Education and the DEN are great organizations.  Each year, the DEN hosts two Virtual Conferences, one in spring and one in fall.  These free, one day events allow educators to listen to and interact with presentations from members of the DEN Team, DEN Gurus, and other special guests.  These are live, real time events,

Were you trained in data and assessment?

I’d like to think I’m pretty darn smart, particularly when I was having a conversation with a colleague and a couple of days later the Huffington Post covers a story on that very topic!  Maybe great minds think alike? The topic – are teacher credential programs preparing teachers for the type of work that is

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

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

Fix for the Jing/Google Video Insert

For some maddening reason, WordPress seems to alter the code in the original post about immediate video inserts on any spot on the globe.  Here are documents with the fix. Word document or .txt file.  Copy and paste from here.  The original post tells you more.  This came up when we worked with the fabulous

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

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

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