Some Kindly Midwestern Advice on Scaling in K-12

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Follow us on Twitter @Educelerate, like us on Facebook.com/Educelerate  or join our Meetups in Chicago, Twin Cities, LA and Colorado. Stories of frustrated founders quitting their old-line company jobs out of an inspiration to “hack EDU” from their garage figures frequently among the current class of EdTech start-ups.  But, in fact, you can go back decades to hear stories of hackers and … [Read more...]

iDig Video #35: iOgrapher – Total Mobile Filmmaking for $600!

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Apple Tech Update Conf: - an amazing new device for your video classroom - iOgrapher. For $600 you can have the most amazing rig: an iPad fitted with a shotgun mike, light source, tripod, and an app for digital video editing and uploading! Also James on the film "Gravity." Show Hosts: Jonathan Furst, Jim Crawford    Here's our Show Notes Give us some feedback! Email … [Read more...]

Help! Johnny Circled Me in Google Plus

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Like many other schools, we have a firm social network policy that prohibits teachers from accepting Facebook friend requests from students. I get it. The notion of teachers and students being Facebook friends makes most people uncomfortable. If one of my students sends me a request, I reject it until he graduates. The notion of teachers and students being Facebook friends makes most people … [Read more...]

The World Theatre Video Project- Join the Global Theatre Ensemble!

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Join the World Theatre Video Project- Let's Create a Global Theatre Ensemble. The World Theatre Video Project was developed for Theatre students and teachers from all over the world connect and share their love of Theatre.  Through the use of video, we can create a World Theatre Ensemble using of Google's Tools- YouTube, Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Drive.   If you would like to … [Read more...]

iDigVideo #30: WeVideo- The Future of Collaborative Video Creation!

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WeVideo is a unique cloud-based collaborative video creation service that enables people all over the world to create and share great look videos. The sky is the limit for what you can do with WeVideo in your classroom! WeVideo's CEO and co-founder Jostein Svendsen joins the podcast to discuss WeVideo and and share some of the amazing ways educators are using WeVideo with their  students! WeVideo … [Read more...]

iDig Video Quicktip: Cropping Video in iMovie ’11

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Here is an easy way to change to look of your videos by cropping in iMovie '11. iDig Video Quicktips is a quick look at some of the great video tips we have mentioned on the show. We also showcase some of our favorite tips and tricks to work with video effortlessly. Presented by:  James Crawford   Give us some feedback! Email iDigVideo@edreach.us to send us a note. Or leave a … [Read more...]

iDig Video Quicktip: Changing Video Speeds

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Here is a quicklook at how to change the speed of your video in iMovie '11. iDig Video Quicktips is a quick look at some of the great video tips we have mentioned on the show. We also showcase some of our favorite tips and tricks to work with video effortlessly. Presented by:  James Crawford   Give us some feedback! Email iDigVideo@edreach.us to send us a note. Or leave a … [Read more...]

iDig Video #27: Writing, Film & “Good Will Hunting”

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Phenom writing teacher Jenni Bonaldo joins us to share how she uses films  like "Good Will Hunting" to teach creative writing. She has developed some great ideas for teaching dialogue writing to her students and uses films in the process! We  also discuss how to create an environment so that students can go out on a limb to discover and communicate their vision for a project. Coming attractions: … [Read more...]