SAM increases students' ability to link observation with scientific ideas

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 ...
SXSW V2Venture for EdTech Startups

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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I'm Not Spacey... I'm Creative!

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." ...
/ Education, HUE Animation, K12
From the blogosphere: Everyone’s talking about HUE!

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 ...
My first SXSWedu experience with iCreate

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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Animation tips part 7: Explosions

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 ...
Conseils pratiques partie 7 : Les explosions

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 ...
Sponsored animation workshops at the St Albans Film Festival

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! ...
/ Animation, Children, Education, Events, Events, News, UK
Gearing up for SXSWedu 2014

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 ...
/ Education, Events, Events, K12, USA
[EN] Awards: HUE Animation triumphs in the Dad's Choice Awards

[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 ...
When It Snows, It Gets Creative

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 ...
/ Education, HUE Animation
Conseils pratiques partie 6 : Disparition et Grossisement

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, ...
iCreate[d] the LEGO Movie:  Stop-motion hits the big screen

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 ...
/ Animation, Children, HUE Animation, LEGO
Animation tips part 6: Disappearing and Growing

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, ...
The Teacher that Made the Difference

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 ...
/ Education, HUE Animation, K12
Southbank Centre: Being present in the present

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 ...
/ Education, HUE Animation
Is your creativity hibernating?

Is your creativity hibernating?

Is your creativity hibernating? A few weekends ago, we were hanging out with some of our friends. We like to get together to play board games like Cranium, Scategories, Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit. This night we decided to play a new game, Lego’s Creationary. This game is similar to Pictionary ...
/ Education, HUE Animation, LEGO
Toys, Tech, and Fun! What Gets You Excited to Learn?

Toys, Tech, and Fun! What Gets You Excited to Learn?

I can still remember the feeling as a child. The excitement, expectations, anticipation, and amazement that came along with getting a new toy! The simple pleasure it brought you to open the package, touch it, feel it, and check out all of its amazing features. The hours of play it ...
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Back to Basics:  Crayons & LEGOs ease anxiety

Back to Basics: Crayons & LEGOs ease anxiety

While I don't necessarily agree with the cliche "Everything you need to know you learn in Kindergarten," I will say that one of the most valuable skills I learned in Kindergarten that I still use today - at least weekly - is...coloring! Get back to basics: Color & build to ...
/ Children, Education, HUE Animation, LEGO
Cool Designs, Animation, and Contests...Oh My!

Cool Designs, Animation, and Contests…Oh My!

Our good friends over at Next Vista for Learning have been holding an awesome contest entitled the Cool Designs Video Contest. The contest was an opportunity for students to create short videos (90 seconds or less), to demonstrate any concept or skill they may encounter in school. Once students creatively ...