Edison Student Animators Gets its Start!

We’ve just had our first of two weekend workshops for students interested in stop motion animation with Legos and other stuff. I worked with 2 students (4th & 5th grade) who helped lead the workshop, and another 5th grader who signed on for tech support. With 14 other 4th and …

Get Started with Podcasting

In preparing for a podcasting workshop this week, I’ve been collecting new podcasting tutorials.  Some helpful finds: How to Podcast: Four Basic Steps – Plan, produce, publish, promote… How to Podcast – from Podcasting Tools Howstuffworks “How to Create Your Own Podcast” Make Your First Podcast How to Create Your …

Skitching again…

I’ve written about Skitch before, but now that I’ve been using it a while, I have to put it out there again as one of my must-have’s. Why? It’s fun, it’s good looking, it’s easy and above all, it’s several practical tools built into one. Screen Capture – grab a …

Combining Cool Tools

Okay, so now I’m blending Google Doc’s new online presentation software with Plasq’s cool and easy screenshot/annotating/uploading tool called Skitch. I think this has potential. The image is everything, because you write your step-by-step instructions right on it. Both students and teachers could use Skitch to create, snap or import …

“Scratch” – Imagine, program, share

I just stumbled across this web site and have GOT to make the time to figure it out.  Looks like a cool drag-and-drop animation/programming tool in web 2.0. As they say, Snap together blocks… to create stories, games and animations… and share your creations on the web. Very cool.http://scratch.mit.edu/

Why I like Macs

Okay, I’m in it for the looks, and maybe I don’t like inconvenience and bulk, and maybe it’s the fun I have with iLife… In any case, if everything else is in chaos, my Mac is always nice and neat! PS – image from Apple’s new iMac site, comparing an …