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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

See how a theatrical stop motion animation is created with ParaNorman

Have you seen the film ParaNorman? Yahoo! Screen has posted some fascinating videos which give an insight into how the creators put the movie together. The first shows how Norman was made. What makes it even better is that the clip is shot in time-lapse, another stop motion technique! The ...
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/ Animation, HUE Animation, News, Time-lapse, Videos

You can be anything you want to be!

You can do anything you want to do! You can be anything you want to be! When was the last time you heard someone say these words to you? As an adult, we may not hear these phrases uttered to us very often. Somewhere along the line we were asked ...
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/ Children, HUE Animation

SXSWedu Panel by iCreate, LearnBop, & Flocabulary

For years SXSW has been debuting fabulous musicians at their annual March festival in Austin, and recently the event has become the go-to debut for new tech startups like Twitter and Zaarly (some more successful than others...) That said, it's only natural for the Education sector, which has become a ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation, Technology, USA

From the blogosphere: Webcams. What are they good for?!

One question we’re often asked by teachers who are looking to integrate Hue into their lessons as a low-cost visualiser is whether we can recommend any additional software packages. A lot of people want to take advantage of the teaching opportunities that a portable camera offers but with so many ...
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Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary reviews HUE Animation Studio

We were blown away when we saw the phenomenal animation that Elizabeth’s family produced with HUE Animation Studio as part of her detailed blog post reviewing the kit. The whole family got involved and produced a movie all about a recent holiday in such high quality that we could hardly ...
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“Top 5”: Melissa Pickering’s Top 5, and how myCreate makes the list!

I must admit – as many who follow iCreate have noticed as well – bringing Jason on board as our social media / community manager earlier this year has not only been effective, but a lot of fun for me as a founder. At least once a week in my ...
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Technology in the Classroom

Its that time of year that evokes so many emotions, memories, and anticipation in us all. What time are we referencing you ask; back to school time, of course! For children it is a bittersweet time. On one hand you get to be with all of your friends and peers, ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

From the blogosphere: Raisie Bay makes animations with HUE

Blogger Raisie Bay has written a glowing review of HUE Animation Studio and shared a few lovely videos made by her creative family! We love the tips she included for other parents who are starting out with animation and the kids made so many models for the videos - truly ...
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HUE is sponsoring the SCHOLAR bus project

We're very pleased to be able to announce that we'll be a silver sponsor of the SCHOLAR bus as it makes its way around schools in Scotland this year to meet teachers and students. The bus will travel to ten locations between Ayrshire and Dundee over the course of the ...
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Mobile Technology and Jason’s Top 5 Apps

Show of hands: How many of you start your day with your smartphone in your hands? Okay, so now that we have gotten that out of the way, and we all feel a little bit better about admitting our addiction and dependency for instant technology, lets talk about how we ...
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Back to School: Taking time to give yourself a gold star

Yes, you're right. This is probably one of the first blog posts you've read this month about 'Back to School' ... OK. Maybe not. But, as they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and it just turns out we do have some reflections on the return to grading, ...
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