"My interest is not only as a parent, but as an educator. I work at the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and our mission is to help improve the learning process by sharing “what works” in education. Over the years I have seen a lot of solid and innovative practices that are transforming how our kids learn. But the one that I am the most excited about is making. Here are 5 reasons why."
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
Do you consider yourself a 'tech savvy' educator or parent? Many parents and educators struggle with adapting to change and technological advances. Whether you are in favor of or against technology, one thing is for sure.
Children’s book apps have been around now for over two years and we have seen a lot of wonderful titles at Digital-Storytime.com over this time. What follows is the first of a four-part series, listing the best 50 iPad books for kids, broken down by age.
Children today are able to use new technologies, such as tablets, with amazing ease. As a result, these tools are quickly becoming the medium through which today’s kids are learning and interacting. However, many parents are still hesitant to use tablets as a medium through which children can learn and read.
It does not help that games like Angry Birds and Tiny Village encourage kids to spend hours looking at a screen without gaining any educational benefits or skills. However, there are several progressive companies within children’s publishing that are striving to change this. These companies are coming up with innovative and new methods that allow children to connect to the story and digest information more easily than ever before ...
Major features: - build stop motion animations using a series of photos - record a soundtrack to accompany your creation - visual effects including text captions, wipes, crossfades, black & white, sepia, color tinting and more - time lapse photography at the push of a button - capture photos with the aid of an onion skin or pick them from your library - export movies as real videos to your photo library, in forward or reverse direction, with a soundtrack - unlimited frames (as long as you have room on your device!) - frame rates up to 30 fps - multiple resolutions in both landscape and portrait orientations - insert, rotate, append and remove frames at will - multi-session; load and save your projects to work on when convenient for you - configurable snap delay, in case you want to be part of the movie!
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