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Inspired by the Learning Center for the Deaf

The latter part of last week I brought the warm Austin weather with me to Boston and made the rounds to visit old friends in both the iCreate and Tufts communities. With a full schedule both days (presenting at the Tufts Entrepreneurship conference tomorrow), I'm especially thankful I was able ...
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HUE Animation Studio giveaway

If you follow our Facebook or Twitter accounts, you may have already come across the news that both HUE Animation and Moshi Movies kits have received the Good Toy Guide’s seal of approval, having been put through their paces by a tough panel of reviewers. Both were awarded top marks, ...
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Beetles as Indicators of Riparian Areas… Um, what?!

As a fourteen-year-old girl in small-town Montana, you'd expect experiences such as... 1. having to sit on pillows to see over the steering wheel because yes, you did in fact have your driver's license that young; 2. going to Yellowstone National Park on field trips and spotting wolves (bears were ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation, K12

You know it’s trendy to be an Entrepreneur when Barbie becomes one.

Last month at Toy Fair the toy giant Mattel debuted Barbie's most recent career... yes, none other than "Entrepreneur" ! You know it's trendy to be an Entrepreneur when Barbie becomes one. What I find most fascinating about this is what Barbie the Entrepreneur is wearing. And clearly if that's ...
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SAM increases students’ ability to link observation with scientific ideas

At iCreate to Educate, we always like seeing evidence of SAM Animations' efficacy in the classroom. SAM animation was recently highlighted in the January/February issue of National Association of Elementary School Principals magazine. Here's a brief summary, to read the full article, visit here. SAM increases students' ability to link ...
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SXSW V2Venture for EdTech Startups

One of the learning curves that an entrepreneur endures is achieving a level of comfort in pitching your idea to a room full of devil's advocates. Yes, it sounds brutal, and no wonder that there are now shows such as Shark Tank (US) and Dragons' Den (UK) that banks on ...
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/ Events, HUE Animation, USA

I’m Not Spacey… I’m Creative!

I'm Not Spacey... I'm Creative! I recently read an article by the Huffington Post called "18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently" I instantly related to this article and it seemed to describe multiple aspects of my personality. I never knew there was a list that could define my "Allyness." ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation, K12

From the blogosphere: Everyone’s talking about HUE!

We’ve been drawing attention to a number of blogs which cover our Hue Camera and HUE Animation products in depth recently, but what about other online reviews and discussions which include useful information about HUE? We’re going to try to round up a few of them in this post! Teaching ...
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My first SXSWedu experience with iCreate

With my degree in elementary education I generally understand the regular trade shows that teachers and administrators often attend (such as ISTE, NSTA, IRA, ASCD... the list goes on!) However, I wasn't sure what to make of a show like SXSWedu - which is relatively new as far as trade ...
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/ Education, Events, HUE Animation, USA

Animation tips part 7: Explosions

This is another of our set of tutorials about stop motion tricks and special effects used in animation. Last time we told you how to make characters in your animation appear as if they were flying. This week, we're going to explore the stop motion process behind explosions. When animating any ...
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Conseils pratiques partie 7 : Les explosions

Conseils pratiques partie 7 : Les explosions Dans ce nouvel article de notre série de tutoriels sur les astuces Stop Motion et des effets spéciaux utilisés dans l'animation. Dans un article précédent nous vous avons montré comment faire voler vos personnages dans votre animation. Cette semaine, nous allons explorer le ...
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Sponsored animation workshops at the St Albans Film Festival

Do you think that creating stop motion animation has to be a long and tedious process? Think again! The fact is that you can make a stop motion animation in an hour and have fun doing it. Animating doesn’t have to take ages and be boring and we’ve got proof! ...
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Gearing up for SXSWedu 2014

I would say one of my favorite aspects about moving iCreate to Austin is being in the physical center of a highly energetic edtech environment. The town was buzzing with educators for TCEA just a couple of weeks ago, and now we're ramping up for SXSWedu in just a couple ...
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/ Education, Events, HUE Animation, K12, USA

[EN] Awards: HUE Animation triumphs in the Dad’s Choice Awards

No matter what you do, it is always nice to hear that your work is appreciated, and it made us very happy to learn that our animation software won two awards in the last few months. HUE Animation Studio scored highest in the Arts and Crafts category of the Dad’s ...
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When It Snows, It Gets Creative

Necessity is the mother of invention. For those of you who do not live in the North East, you may not know that it feels like it has been snowing forever. The concept of leaving the house has become fleeting, and the image of green grass is one of a ...
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Conseils pratiques partie 6 : Disparition et Grossisement

Conseils pratiques partie 6 : Disparition et Grossisement Stop-motion ou animation image par image est une technique d'animation étonnante qui vous permet d'amener des objets inanimés à la vie. La beauté de cette technique est qu'en l’utilisant, vous pouvez créer beaucoup d’illusions, comme par magie. Regardez cette courte vidéo. Selon vous, ...
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iCreate[d] the LEGO Movie: Stop-motion hits the big screen

Just last night I had the pleasure of having a one on one dinner with my daughter. This is a treat on multiple levels: 1) My daughter is an awesome little human, and full of interesting and often hilarious thoughts. 2) She is 5. If you want a fairly unfiltered ...
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/ Animation, Children, HUE Animation, LEGO

Animation tips part 6: Disappearing and Growing

Stop-motion is an amazing animation technique which lets you bring inanimate objects to life. The beauty of stop-motion is that by using this technique you can do many things as if by magic. Watch this short video. How many animation tricks do you see were used? Well, first of all, ...
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The Teacher that Made the Difference

The Teacher that Made the Difference Through my journey to obtain my degree in elementary education I would often reflect on my years I spent in school. I think about all of the amazing teachers I was fortunate to have along the way. The first one that comes to mind ...
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Southbank Centre: Being present in the present

After the BETT show ended in London today, I randomly picked a train station to stop at in search of a coffee shop to catch up on some work. One of my favorite things to do while traveling abroad is to actually NOT have a map or a plan and ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation
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