Tag Archives: Web 2.0

MegaVCR Part I

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

Pim Pam Pum

Since tomorrow is Friday, here’s a fun site to waste some time playing with.  Aaron Smith (aka The Art Guy) shared a really fun sight with all sorts of hacks and extensions for flickr.  It’s called Pim Pam Pum and even the splash page is good for wasting about 10 or 15 minutes of your

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

Windows Media Encoder 9

Got a question from Lance today about a DEN member who was looking for a free way to shrink down some WMV files so that they could be posted on a website.  I use iTunes to shrink down Quicktime files all the time, but that doesn’t work for WMV.  For WMV and MPG files i

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

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

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)