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How Do You Unconference at the Highlander Institute Blended Learning Conference?

A couple of weeks back, I had the sincere pleasure of attending the Highlander Institute Blended Learning Conference. Sure, this truly was an amazing conference experience, run by some top-notch people (cough…Shawn C. Rubin…cough), and filled with like-minded people with an eye and a mind for edTech. It was also ...
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Red Bird Wins as iCreate to Educate’s new mascot!

Take a minute to welcome the newest member of the iCreate to Educate team! Red Bird! Over the last week we have witnessed the greatest mascot election campaign that we can ever recall. Our three competitors all ran strong, happy, and informative campaigns, but in the end there could only ...
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/ Animation, HUE Animation

“Real” books haven’t gone away entirely, but that’s not a bad thing!

In the midst of conference season we were lucky enough to attend our first International Reading Association (IRA) conference in San Antonio, Texas. What an amazing event, I do believe the extravagance flies just under the radar of ISTE, which we try to have some presence at every year. While ...
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/ HUE Animation, News

A clear market need addressed by Whisperphone

We recently discovered the WhisperPhone - a physical tool to guide students through articulated reading – and I think one of the coolest aspects about this product is that teachers had already found a makeshift way of making the product before it even came out. As I’ve recently learned, students ...
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FIO – Figure It Out with SAM Animation to create young problem solvers

Guest blog post by Richard Trombetta from the Acton Schools in Acton, MA. The recent edition of Harvard Business Review contained an article by Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer at General Electric simply titled “Figure it Out.” The article focused on some of the key skills people need to have ...
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New iCreate video launched to highlight increasing classroom traction

We recently launched a new video to highlight our SAM Animation software and myCreate iPad app in the classroom. Check it out and share! iCreate to Educate bridges common core with 21st century skills ...
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iCreate’s Pickering reflects on her career path with Holmes Education Post

iCreate teamed up with AlphaBEST at the AASA conference in LA, CA a couple of weeks ago, and founder Melissa Pickering was interviewed by the Holmes Education Post. Below is a snippet from the interview, and you can read the full interview here. What educational background and/or professional training are ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

iCreate founder Melissa Pickering reflects on whether commerce can change education

At the first annual Learnlaunch conference in Boston, many of the attending entrepreneurs had an opportunity to share their thoughts on whether commerce can change education. I shared my thoughts around that question...re-emphasizing that education doesn't necessarily need to be changed entirely, we simply need to elevate a lot of ...
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/ Education, Events, HUE Animation, USA

Candy, myCreate iPad app and Neurons: Animating Nerve Contractions

It's always so awesome to see teachers run with what we share in hands-on workshops and integrate our app into their classroom after just a quick hour intro to the tool. Last November we presented at the iPadSummit, which was just shortly after we released the myCreate iPad app. We ...
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How To Spend It: The Financial Times reviews HUE Animation

The Financial Times ran a special edition of their How To Spend It guide on February 16th, 2013, themed around the special arts and bearing the title Smart Arts. We were delighted to discover that HUE Animation Studio was one of the products they featured in the Technopolis section for ...
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Review: HUE Animation brings Hollywood to the home

The folks at Hotbox Studios, specialists in animation arts and design, have recently blogged their latest animation finds - and we're proud to have been included in the list! This recent blog post includes a fascinating review of HUE Animation Studio under the title "HUE Animation brings Hollywood to the home". Reviewer Crystal Wilde ...
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Fossil Ridge high school biology class deepens understandings with SAM Animation

Our February classroom spotlight - Kevin Murray of Fossil Ridge High in Poudre School District - created a quick overview video to expand on how he and his students use SAM Animation in their biology class. Tasked with creating videos to show DNA replication, students had to become very familiar ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation, K12, Reviews, Science, USA

What do we think creativity means at iCreate?

Last weekend I managed to escape the wrath of the Nemo winter storm in Boston to catch up on some work in lovely Florida. Can't say I'm quite ready to brave the cold and snow as I head back tomorrow, but hopefully I can bottle up some sunshine! For over ...
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From the blogosphere: HUE Animation Studio Simplifies Stop-Motion Film-Making on a Budget

HUE Animation Studio Simplifies Stop-Motion Film-Making on a Budget Blog entry originally published on Wired's Geek Mom portal by Sophie Brown. For aspiring film-makers, stop motion animation is possibly the easiest way to try your hand at movie making, thanks to its simplicity and lack of required equipment. Creating stop ...
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iCreate partners with Kaplan Early Learning to engage all learners

In conjunction with the LearnLaunch conference in Boston this past Friday, we announced our new strategic partnership with Kaplan Early Learning Group. Although specific details of the investment remain undisclosed, the aim of this partnership is to better leverage each of our product lines and strengthen our market presence in ...
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/ HUE Animation

Storytelling skills shine for students at the Walt Disney Family Museum

A teacher from the Buckeye Union School District reached out to us this week to share a fabulous story about a field trip she took her class on, inspired by iCreate's SAM Animation software. For any schools based in the Bay area, the Walt Disney Family Museum could be a ...
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/ Animation, Education, HUE Animation, K12, USA

Vietnam students animate the video game obsession

We always love hearing from our customers from around the world, and just recently we received an animation created by students at the United Nations International School of Hanoi, Vietnam. Students were inspired by the Impossible Hamster animation, which essentially exemplifies thinking about an important issue in a funny way ...
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Working together used to be so much easier!

Today Brandon and I took a visit to a local classroom to observe kids creating as well as bounce ideas off a couple of teachers on our new product plans for 2013. Never am I disappointed in these visits as I always walk away with little morsels of understanding and ...
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/ Children, Education, HUE Animation

Animation in Education: Showing how children synthesize information

We love it when schools can better articulate the valuable learning implications around stop-motion animation in the K12 classroom than we can. We recently discovered a fabulous testimonial by a long-time customer in Denver, CO, Polaris at Ebert. We pulled out some key quotes by teachers from the video below, ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation, K12, Reviews

SAM Animation version 1.5 is out with a new clean look

This fall has been a bit crazy for us as we've implemented new activation methods for SAM Animation, in addition to backend re-scaffolding to accomodate new operating systems and hardware that seem to keep popping up! As many of our longtime customers know, SAM grew out of a research project ...
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/ Animation, HUE Animation, News
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