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Connected Educator Month: SAM goes to China!

Last week I had the opportunity to present and run a hands-on SAM Animation workshop at Yale with our partner Kaplan Early Learning. It was a timely event with October celebrated as Connected Educator Month, considering we were connecting through education technology across international waters! The event itself was the ...
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What do you want to be when you grow up?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" It's a question we are all asked, at one point in time or another. And it seems that we are always way more certain about our future career paths the younger we are...why is that? Perhaps it goes back to ...
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/ Children, Education, HUE Animation

Animated films to watch on Halloween night

Halloween is just around the corner, so we compiled a list of animated movies packed with supernatural forces and monsters to watch on this spooky night when the undead wander around… FRANKENWEENIE (2012) After The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Corpse Bride (2005), this is another one of Tim Burton’s ...
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Learning Styles and The Art of Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

In our everyday lives we have certain things that we know, we believe, and that guide us in how we operate. Be it an individual decision, a professional interaction, the way we learn, they way we accomplish a task, or simply doing something as basic as walking, we have a ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

Why it’s Important to not only Accept BUT Embrace Trial and Error

As mentioned in a previous post, I tend to approach all things with the self-expectation for an A+ result. At 30 and running a company, I’ve realized this simply is an unnecessary – and impossible expectation. But, that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to embrace, particularly through the most recent ...
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Montreal Stop Motion Festival

The fifth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Festival will be taking place from 18th to 20th October. It will open on Friday night with screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas as it is 20 years since the release of this musical stop motion movie. Earlier this year, ...
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/ Animation, Canada, HUE Animation, News

Win a free iPad mini by creating your own Red Bird

Red Bird is approaching her 6-month birthday, so we decided to celebrate by building up her community of creators around the world! By Thanksgiving we're looking to give away a free mini-iPad to a school or organization using myCreate and/or SAM Animation. How do you enter to win? It's simple! ...
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/ Competitions, HUE Animation

HUE contest – enter today, win tomorrow!

You can now win a HUE camera or a Hue Animation Studio! For your chance to win either of these prizes, go to this website: http://www.seomraranga.com/2013/10/hue-webcam-competition All you have to do to be entered into this competition is to come up with three words made of minimum four letters, using ...
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What I Learned at RIDE Technology Conference 2013

This past weekend I had the joy of attending the RIDE Technology Conference in Providence, RI. In addition to the amazing experience of being able to mingle with 750 like-minded educators, technology professionals, edTech entrepreneurs, and being able to present as part of the EdSurge edTech Start Up project; I ...
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/ Education, Events, HUE Animation, K12, USA

When is Coffee More Than Coffee? How do you get ready to Learn, Create, and Succeed

You have all heard a little bit about how my mornings start in past posts. For the purpose of this post, we are going to fast forward through the antics of my children, school drop off, personal hygiene, and daycare adventures, and get to what I like to consider that ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

Gaming blog Jeuxvideo-world tests the HUE HD camera

Today’s featured review is from Jeuxvideo-world, a French website which specialises in high tech gadgets and gaming news. They’ve taken a look at our HUE HD Camera from the perspective of gamers who might want to use a webcam for recording Let’s Play (LP) videos. Even if you don’t plan ...
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What’s keeping girls from STEM careers and what we can do to change it!

A couple of weeks ago a new innovative startup, Play-i, released an infographic on what holds girls back from exploring a career in Computer Science. This infographic proceeds an interview I gave to eSchoolNews speaking to a few tactical approaches we can take both in and outside the classroom to ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

iOS… a beautiful abyss of complexity: myCreate 2.0 is born!

Brandon here, Chief Technology Officer, here at iCreate. Just wanted to drop in and share some great news about our newly released myCreate 2.0. While I was on schedule to share my top 5 apps, truth is I have way more exciting news to share: myCreate 2.0 is here and ...
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/ HUE Animation, iOS (iPad and iPhone), News

The Creative Classroom, and Why Jason Does What He Does

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret, and give you a little insight into a younger Jason. The year was 1995, I was a sophomore in high school, I had long hair, and I discovered something. What did I discover you ask? I discovered art. Let ...
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/ Art, Education, HUE Animation

Oh No. We Found a Bug in Our iOS7 Update

Oh No! We have discovered that there is a bug in our latest myCreate App Update for iOS7. In the latest update, when you enter the home screen you are unable to create a new project due to a lack of a text box. You can still access previously created ...
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/ HUE Animation, iOS (iPad and iPhone), News

At Home Parenting Magazine recommends HUE Animation!

We were thrilled to see that the August 2013 issue of At Home Parenting magazine selected HUE Animation Studio for its ‘Kids Love... TO LEARN’ feature! Did any of our regular readers get a chance to check it out? ...
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Under Armour story is fitting to host Girls in STEM Summit

Today was a refreshing day at the Under Armour headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Around 100 local middle school girls gathered around female professionals from well-known brands such as Proctor and Gamble (Cover Girl makeup line), Northrop Grumman, Wells Fargo, and the US Department of Energy to learn about STEM careers ...
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/ Education, Events, HUE Animation, K12, USA

The kids at ET Speaks From Home try HUE Animation

Eileen Teo has produced a wonderful hands-on review of HUE Animation Studio over at her blog ET Speaks From Home. Her two children (aged four and five) star in a series of beautiful ‘behind the scenes’ pictures showing exactly what it’s like to create a stop motion animation project from ...
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Writers Write, Painters Paint

After reading Melissa’s post last Thursday about time allocation and her three tips to find balance, it got me thinking about time, the creative process, and what to do when you are stuck. As you all know by now, I do a lot of creating. Whether I am writing, making ...
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/ HUE Animation

Allocation of time in the classroom… and in life: 3 tips to find balance.

One of the challenges of technology - in both the classroom and life in general - is how it can take up time just as much as it saves time. I know many teachers would agree with this. And it's stressful. It's so hard to keep up with the latest ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation
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