Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 21

17 Embedded Videos and Screencasts in Playing with Media EPUB eBook

One of the coolest things about the EPUB eBook format is its ability to include “embedded” videos within the eBook which are playable directly. It is NOT necessary to have a “live” Internet connection to view these. They do not stream. The videos play as part of the eBook. Together with images and hyperlinks, I …

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Jul 14

How to Talk to Your Students About Copyright

Because of the importance and relevance of clear copyright and fair use guidelines for ALL learners “playing with media,” I’ve provided a free, updated version of my chapter on Copyright in the eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing.” Access it on: http://playingwmedia.wpengine.com/pages/copyright I hope this chapter helps provide you and your students …

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Jul 09

How to Edit and Publish a Video with iMovie for iPad

The following steps are included in the “Video” chapter of the forthcoming EPUB eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing.” This is an example of “quick-edit” videography, which can compliment “no-edit” videography in support of the “ethic of minimal clicks.” This final video, “Learning About NASA Mission Control in Houston,” is available on …

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Jul 08

Supporting STEM Skills with Scratch

How are you encouraging students as well as teachers to regularly develop problem solving skills, creativity, and computational thinking skills? Scratch software from MIT should play a significant part in your answer to this question. This Friday, July 8, 2011, I’ll be sharing three presentations at the Innovations 2011 Conference in Oklahoma City sponsored by …

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