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Flipping the teacher workshop

We have a teacher workshop model that has worked time and time again ... and yesterday as I ran an iCreate to Educate workshop at the Meadowbrook School in Weston, MA I realized that what we do in the teacher workshops is exactly how we idealize the classroom -- where ...
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/ Animation, Education, HUE Animation, K12

Spirit of Christmas Fair 2011

Thinking about doing your Christmas shopping next week and don't know where to go? Come to the Spirit of Christmas at Bluewater from 30th November to 4th December. And if you're struggling thinking about what to get your kids we have the perfect gift! Come see us at stand A46 ...
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Red Bull Canimation Competition

See our entry here and 'Like' us. The more likes we get, the more we are in for a chance to win! ...
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/ HUE Animation

Inspiration through Scinemation

Have you ever been in a competition with a room of 400 kids where after you hear, "3-2-1....GO!" there's nothing but an immediate spark of low murmur and cutting paper? And then for the next 4 hours the noise level doesn't increase beyond maybe a bit louder chatter and giggle ...
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Something to be thankful for: Our customers’ feedback!

As we approach Thanksgiving here in the United States we'd like to note we are very thankful to those who have given us fabulous compliments and testimonials for our service and software. And thankfully for these testimonials we can keep going to hopefully provide even better service and software...so to ...
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Find out what teachers are saying about HUE Animation

A review from Islington Arts and Media School I was thrilled when the Media department at Islington Arts and Media School asked whether they could use a HUE Animation kit in their Year 6 Open Evening. Find out what the teachers thought about HUE Animation in their review: "There’s something ...
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Animation for Education in the UK

One of our largest customer groups we have at iCreate to Educate using SAM Animation are parents and educators in the UK. Is it something in the water there? Perhaps in their blood? Whatever it is, we see a great amount of energy and excitement in and around animation...in education, ...
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/ HUE Animation, News

Inspired by St. Francis School for the Deaf in Brooklyn, NY

Tag-teaming with the post from last week, while we were in NYC we had the opportunity to observe the fabulous work the teachers at the Deaf School in Brooklyn, NY have been doing with their students. I was blown away by the creativity and thoughtfulness these teachers had put into ...
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Exploring stop-motion with ELLs in NYC

This past week we were invited down by Puppetry in Practice (PIP) of Brooklyn College to run a hands-on workshop to help the staff integrate stop-motion animation into lessons for English Language Learners (ELLs). It was a fabulous full-day gathering of folks from both LogicWing and PIP. After running through ...
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Spooky Halloween Backdrops

I have found some eerie backdrops using an image search to help set the scene for spooky animations in time for Halloween next week. If you click on them and save them to your computer you can edit them before printing them off. You may need to cut around the ...
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Win a free Hue Animation Studio with Red Ted Art

It has been fantastic to see the huge response we have had from the review and giveaway from all the followers of Red Ted Art's blog that was written last week. Maggy who writes the blog keeps herself very busy getting crafty and she writes about everything from loo roll ...
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Slow down!! Let’s think this through…

STEM... Assessment... 21st Century Skills... Standards... Engagement... Inquiry.... Arrggh, my head is spinning!!! The words in the title of this article – and many more – are swirling around the education system today, inundating us with pressure around more, more, more and faster, faster, faster! Unfortunately, sometimes this can be ...
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/ Animation, HUE Animation, Science, Videos

SAM Animation new version releases and our thinking behind them

Over the last 6 months we have released SAM Animation v1.4, then v.1.4.1 and it’s certainly likely we’ll push out v1.5 in early 2012 … so why all the releases and why can’t we just do one big one to cover all new features and fixes? Well, in reflecting on ...
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/ HUE Animation, Technology

Steve Jobs vs The Gods

Today the world is talking about the death of the creative genius, Steve Jobs. He was a remarkable man who changed how people viewed technology and in doing so he changed the world. To pay tribute to him I wanted to post this wonderful stop motion animation I stumbled across ...
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How does animation help children with special needs?

With the TES Special Needs show around the corner, where HUE Animation will have a stand, I wanted to write a bit about how animation can be really positive and a great teaching aid for children with special needs. Many special educational needs schools already use animation as a method of ...
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More evidence of the power of animation for science learning

A reflective piece on slowmation by Brian Gravel, iCreate's resident professor and Director of the STEM Education program at Tufts. Good friends of the SAM Animation development team in Australia have been helping us think about how to use animation in different ways and in different contexts. In an effort ...
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iCreate launches Edmodo Community

One of the initiatives we have at iCreate is figuring out how we can better facilitate teachers sharing the creative lessons and resources they have implemented. While at iCreate we are focused specifically on how teachers use stop-motion animation in their classrooms and ways we can share that with other ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation, K12

What You Like in The Guardian Weekend Magazine

Thanks to a lovely reader, we have been mentioned in the What You Like section in The Guardian Weekend Magazine. It's great to see people talking about HUE Animation Studio and I hope this inspires some young animators out there. You can see the full article here. "From a stop-motion ...
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Tech in Ed – what does it really mean?

There have been several debates stemming (even more so than usual) over the last several weeks around bringing technology into the classroom, mostly ignited by a New York Times article released earlier this month regarding stagnant test scores at an Arizona School District after millions were invested in technology. And ...
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TES Special Needs London 2011

HUE Animation will be at TES Special Needs London on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October at the Business Design Centre, London. Please come and visit our stand! ...
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