Top Start Ups, Tweets and Snaps from Tuesday at the International Society for Technology in Education

Day two highlights of ISTE included the opening keynote by R2D2 and Dr. Ruhah Benjimen. Benjimen spoke on the areas of Imagination, design, hacking and lifting or alift. Concepts that all needed love. “Set phasers to love me,” Ruhah said. In school she challenged our institutions to not perpetuate inequality, but work to be labs […]

ISTE 2016 Monday Highlights: Monarch to newspapers, Soundtrap teams up with Google, and Google Releases Google Cast

MONARCH OPENS UP TO NEWSPAPERS In tech develops from ISTE 2016 Jostens has unveiled that it will be allows students to use their online Adobe InDesign program called Monarch to produce newspapers as well as yearbooks this year. SOUNDTRAP TEAMS UP WITH GOOGLE SoundTrap, an online podcasting and sound recording program also released a new […]

Lessons learned from a school district’s first year hosting six online broadcast channels

Lessons learned from a school district’s first year hosting six online broadcast channels

“News going twenty-four hours around the clock? A channel that’s never off in other words? No offense, but you are stupid.” – Ron Burgundy, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” Burgundy, as played by Will Ferrell, originally scoffed at the concept of a 24/7 live news channel. Even though he is just a fictional character, many […]

Work to add more visual interest with your broadcast news announcements

Work to add more visual interest with your broadcast news announcements

One can think of high school television as a well-balanced dinner plate. Announcements are the potatoes in a high school television show. Potatoes are good; they can keep you alive, even on Mars. Video promos and stories add the meat. Protein is essential to life. But meat and potatoes are better with gravy. A show […]

Easily Screen Capture a Webpage in Google Chrome With This Extension

Easily Screen Capture a Webpage in Google Chrome With This Extension

We changed things around on the site a bit this week for a change of pace. Before we did though, I wanted to grab a snapshot of what the site looked like. I always encourage people and staffs to do this so they can see how the site has changed over time. In the early […]

7 Reasons High School Publication Staffs Should Buy a 360-Degree Video Camera Rather Than a Drone

7 Reasons High School Publication Staffs Should Buy a 360-Degree Video Camera Rather Than a Drone

The preceding video was taken with a 360-degree video camera at a high school journalism camp at my school a few weeks ago. Check it out. Interact with it (with your mouse or finger, depending on the device you’re on). It’s pretty fun. The last couple of years, some publication staffs have invested hundreds of dollars […]

360 Photos and Videos: What are they and how do you create them?

360 Photos and Videos: What are they and how do you create them?

If you’re looking for a new tool to add to your staff’s arsenal this year, I would start by looking at  360-degree video camera. I finally ordered one a few weeks ago. It’s an LG that ran about $250, shoots 2k video and can be controlled by my iPhone. While I’ve only had it a week, I […]

Turner: Administrators play a key role in scholastic journalism

Turner: Administrators play a key role in scholastic journalism

Missouri is the home of the greatest baseball fans in America, Mark Twain, Brad Pitt, and toasted ravioli. Toss in the fact that many fine journalists have studied at the Missouri School of Journalism and can be seen on countless national news outlets, I can’t help but look at my home state with a sense of pride. Sadly, though, Missouri is […]

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