Posts by Jim Camenga, SCN podcast leader
Many problems are attached to using live-streaming in schools social media experts say
In May, just weeks after the release of two live-streaming apps for smart phones, SCN’s Holly McCaw briefed school communicators on what all the fuss was about: Periscope and Meerkat apps give iPhone and Android phone users the ability to live-stream whatever they’re focusing on. The apps offer great potential for teachers to share learning…Read More
Even the math challenged among us can avoid the “dimension X” hiccup in GoAnimate
This tip doesn’t offer an old-time rags to riches “Horatio Aspect” ending – but this minor hiccup is gone! Last time, we conquered Hiccup #1 in GoAnimate, finding the right format to add lip syncing to the character on screen. Today, we tackle Hiccup #2, discovering a nifty way to avoid those ugly black bars on…Read More
How I cured the hiccups in GoAnimate.
Okay, I should’ve watched the help tutorial first! That would’ve given me the cure I was looking for. GoAnimate is a nifty online tool for creating animated videos, a product first shown here by SCN’s Holly McCaw. I recently jumped into GoAnimate with both feet to create three animated cartoon lessons in school communications. I…Read More
Become a downloading freeloader using YouTube. This tech tip will show you how.
No, Ma, I’m not THAT kind of freeloader! Really, I’m not. Deciding what type of music to play in a school video can frequently be something to worry about.. Neophytes to the communication business may cry out for Taylor Swift and include some Pitbull. Older geezers like me will stomp their feet for Clapton and just…Read More
What’s in your wallet? Something that’ll help with Tech Tip Tuesday?
Are your boss’ initials U-F? * Money is tight for our schools. Like it or not, school communicators have to be down right parsimonious in their thoughts, words, and deeds. But receding funds shouldn’t stop you from making a video that tells a compelling story about your schools. And what you need to get started is probably…Read More
Tech Tip Tuesday: You’re free to be YOU… even with Wufoo!
Parents, board members, we present Wufoo . . . You gotta admit, gracing your online form with the name “Wufoo” in the left hand corner could be startling. Some people might think something’s strange is up… like you’re about to check IDs to confirm that everyone is older than 21. For sure, just seeing the name Wufoo can have that…Read More