Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Google Teacher Academy Application Video

Please check out my Google Teacher Academy Application Video.  Google Apps for Education has so many resources to offer to teachers.  Please be sure to visit their education page at

Friday, July 27, 2012

Educational Theatre Association- Find out about a great organization

Watch this informative video about a great organization.  I have been part about of EdTA for over 20 years once as Thespian and now as Theatre & Film teacher. 

Check them out at

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

YouTube Creators 2nd Workshop- Pre-Visualization and Storyboarding

This is the 2nd workshop presented by YouTube Creators. This workshop focuses on the video production process.  
They give some nice pointers.  At 31:00 minutes, there are some technical difficulties and it ends abruptly. Watch for posts about some pre-production tools soon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Symbaloo Web Mix from my I-Create Web Camp

Here is my Symbaloo Web Mix from my I-Create Web Camp I taught earlier this summer.  Have fun enjoying these web tools that allow you and your students to be creative.  Psykopaint was the favorite tool of the campers. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

YouTube Creators Hangout Video- Product Overview

Here is the Hangout On Air from the first in the series presented by YouTube Creators.  This Hangout On Air give an overview of creating and using a YouTube channel to share your videos with your audience.  This Wednesday July 25 they will start covering the pre-production process-Pre-visualization and Storyboarding  add to calendar

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

YouTube Creator Blog: Upcoming educational workshops on Google Plus

YouTube Creator Blog: Upcoming educational workshops on Google Plus: We’re excited to tell you about upcoming workshops that will be on Google Plus Hangouts on Air every week until the beginning of October.

These look to be very helpful to any Theatre and Film teacher who teaches the video production process. 

Thanks to Jim Sill @mistersill for tweeting about this series of workshops.  Jim Sill has a lot of great resources on his website-Mr. Sill's Website you should check out. 

Full schedule below:
Production Post-Production
  • Sept 19, 2012: Finishing: Color Correction, Sound Mixing (add to calendar)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Using to select a font for your posters and programs

Over the years, I have installed many freeware/shareware programs to help me preview fonts.  I even have a 3 inch binder somewhere that has printed font examples.  I do not know how many times I have highlighted  text in Microsoft Word and kept on switch font one by one to figure out what font to use.

I find font choice so important when creating a poster and program for a show.  The font you choose can convey what the show is about and hopefully entice audience members to attend. is a website that allows you to preview the fonts that are installed on the computer you are using to access the website.  The toolbar at the top of pages gives you many variables to help you select the right font for your poster and programs. The center box is where you can type customized text such as your show title.  You can preview the font adjusting the following variables: positive or negative space, all caps, all lowercase, a mix of capital and lowercase letters, and font size.  You can narrow down the fonts you are interested in using the filter.