Wouldn't it be cool if more schools were like interactive museums?

Wouldn’t it be cool if more schools were like interactive museums?

Today I checked out the newly re-opened Thinkery, an interactive children's museum in Austin, TX. Many of the displays reminded me of the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and as I walked through the maze of giddy children maneuvering life-sized pulleys and molding magnetic clay, I realized this is exactly how ...
Odyssey of the Mind:  Fostering Creative Thinking

Odyssey of the Mind: Fostering Creative Thinking

When I was visiting my parents in Montana over the holidays, we managed to dig up old photos and newspaper clippings, and this was probably one of my favorites (not entirely because I was dressed in cellophane, but that definitely helps). Odyssey of the Mind: Fostering Creative Thinking My happiest ...
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Animation tips part 4: Time-lapse

Animation tips part 4: Time-lapse

Time-lapse is a technique used in film-making to record processes that take place over a longer period of time. How this technique works is that you set the camera to take pictures at a set interval for a period of time and then play the photographs back at a certain ...
Inspiration and Confidence in the K12 Classroom

Inspiration and Confidence in the K12 Classroom

Inspiration and confidence are not easily taught in classrooms. With everything becoming more focused on standardized testing, the teachers feel the pressure to perform. I feel like, in general, the classroom focus has been geared more towards how well your students score on a test. My recent experience in an ...
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Taylor Swift's RED inspires iCreate's Holiday Video

Taylor Swift’s RED inspires iCreate’s Holiday Video

For the holidays we wanted to do something light...fun...relevant...and creative! Oh, and how could we possibly leave out Red Bird? RED: A Holiday Dedication to iCreate's Red Bird With original lyrics by iCreate's own Jason Verhoosky, we hope you enjoy our holiday music video below in the key of Taylor ...
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Animation tips part 3: Special Effects Tutorial

Animation tips part 3: Special Effects Tutorial

We’ve released a brand new video again this week to show off a few more things you can try in HUE Animation Studio. The topic this time is special effects like explosions and crashes. We’ve used clay models, Lego minifigures, drawings and toys for variety. We’re going to highlight some ...
iCreate to Educate turns a corner in 2014

iCreate to Educate turns a corner in 2014

Do you know how disheartening it is to have people comment, "So I took a look at your site... but can't really figure out what you do or what your product is." Now, I'm not saying that this isn't a justified statement, but it's certainly something that we have taken ...
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Conseils pratiques partie 3 : Tutoriel sur les effets spéciaux

Conseils pratiques partie 3 : Tutoriel sur les effets spéciaux

Conseils pratiques partie 3 : Tutoriel sur les effets spĂ©ciaux Nous avons publiĂ© une nouvelle vidĂ©o cette semaine pour vous montrer un peu plus tout ce que vous pouvez rĂ©aliser grĂące au Studio d’Animation Hue. Nous traitons cette fois des effets spĂ©ciaux tels que les explosions et les accidents. Nous ...
Lean Out: iCreate's founder reflects on the realities of Leaning In

Lean Out: iCreate’s founder reflects on the realities of Leaning In

In the last year (or maybe 2?) there has been a lot of buzz around Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, a book and perhaps movement now to inspire women to "participate in the board room." Lean Out: The Realities of Leaning In Now, I'm all for promoting women founders and business ...
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Conseils pratiques partie 4 : Time-lapse

Conseils pratiques partie 4 : Time-lapse

Conseils pratiques partie 4 : Time-lapse Time-lapse est une technique utilisĂ©e dans la rĂ©alisation de films pour enregistrer les processus qui se dĂ©roulent sur une longue pĂ©riode. Pour se faire, vous devrez rĂ©gler l'appareil pour qu’il prenne des photos Ă  intervalle rĂ©gulier pour une pĂ©riode donnĂ©e, puis lire l’animation Ă  ...
Conseils pratiques partie 2 : Tutoriel sur l’Incrustation (fond vert)

Conseils pratiques partie 2 : Tutoriel sur l’Incrustation (fond vert)

Conseils pratiques partie 2 : Tutoriel sur l’Incrustation (fond vert) Le tutoriel d'aujourd'hui traite de l'une des fonctionnalitĂ©s les plus avancĂ©es dans notre logiciel d’animation Hue, la Chroma Key (l’incrustation). CommunĂ©ment appelĂ©e «fond vert», c’est la technique utilisĂ©e dans un grand nombre de grands films et d’émissions de tĂ©lĂ©vision pour ...
Conseils pratiques partie 1: Faire voler un objet

Conseils pratiques partie 1: Faire voler un objet

Conseils pratiques partie 1: Faire voler un objet  N’avez-vous jamais rĂȘvĂ© de faire voler des objets ? Rien de plus facile. Du moins, dans le merveilleux monde de l'animation, oĂč vous pouvez oublier la gravitĂ© et oĂč mĂȘme les Ă©lĂ©phants peuvent voler. Votre imagination, vos rĂšgles ! Regardez ce tutoriel ...
Animation tips part 2: Chroma Key (Green Screen) Tutorial

Animation tips part 2: Chroma Key (Green Screen) Tutorial

Today's tutorial is about one of the more advanced features in our HUE Animation software package: Chroma Key. This is often known as 'green screen', and it's the technique used in a lot of major movies and television shows to make people appear as though they're somewhere else. The idea ...
Nationwide Roller Coaster Trip:  An Engineer's Homework

Nationwide Roller Coaster Trip: An Engineer’s Homework

One of my favorite aspects of being an engineer is that often times finding a solution to a problem is in the art of seeing what's already out there and instead of reinventing the wheel, simply putting it in a different orientation. How can we take advantage of what's already ...
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"What does the fox say" with iCreate Red Bird

“What does the fox say” with iCreate Red Bird

With the holidays in full swing, we're trying to integrate some fun into what's a normally stressful time of year with travel, gifts, holiday functions, end-of-year meetings and reports, and generally time moving at full-throttle. Ally and myself here in the Austin office were inspired by the viral video "What ...
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HUE HD Camera with book

Ask a Tech Teacher recommends HUE as an affordable document camera

We recently came across a lovely article on the Ask a Tech Teacher blog where writer Jacqui explores the versatility of the HUE HD Camera as a teaching tool in the classroom. As we have quite a few readers in the education field, the article is well worth checking out! ...
Accommodating all learners with a stop-motion activity

Accommodating all learners with a stop-motion activity

One of the principles identified in the “Science of SAM” is the idea of flow, where students of all ability levels can be equally challenged. Below we’ve listed some extensions and ideas to challenge different levels of learners and demographic groups when using stop-motion animation in the classroom. And we'd ...
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Animation tips part 1: Flying Tutorial

Animation tips part 1: Flying Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to make things fly? Nothing easier. At least, there’s nothing easier in the beautiful world of animation, where you can forget about gravity and where even elephants can fly. Your imagination, your rules! Follow this link for a video tutorial on how to make objects in ...
Atari, Superheroes, Technology, and Learning: They Have More in Common Than You May Think

Atari, Superheroes, Technology, and Learning: They Have More in Common Than You May Think

As children we all have big dreams and aspirations. Some mornings you wake up and you want to be a fire fighter, a doctor, a truck driver, a cowboy, a superhero, or any number of other professions that seem downright awesome at the time. As we grow, learn, become educated ...
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Bringing Up Charlie tries animation from a dad's perspective

Bringing Up Charlie tries animation from a dad’s perspective

We’ve highlighted a number of reviews from mums (and grans) in the last few weeks, written about introducing their families to the fun of stop motion animation. It’s been great hearing their perspectives but it’s about time we got a dad’s point of view as well! Thankfully, full-time father Tim ...