Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.

picture in picture with blender

Amazing Blender Trick: How to Make Picture In Picture Videos

Blender Tip #2: Picture In Picture I have been having fun as a beginner learning about Blender‘s video editor. But I’ve also come across some nifty techniques that will be sure to make your videos capture the viewers’ attention. Best of all, they are easy to do! In my first post about Blender, Video Editing …

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Quick Tip to Simplify Video Editing with Blender

Blender Tip #1: View Thumbnails Here’s an easy way to simplify video editing in Blender. It will help you to see your video shots clearly and identify changes that you want to make. The trick is to turn those solid bars of video into actual thumbnails of the frames! In my previous post, I encouraged …

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TechnoRace Programming Project Now Available

It’s here! TechnoRace, TechnoKids’ newest programming project, is now available and kids will love it!  In TechnoRace, they become game developers. Elementary and middle school students make a unique online rescue mission that has players race against time to collect points. Code a Racing Game To start, students use Scratch to pick a player, a …

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Video Editing for Middle School

Blender: An Online Alternative to Windows Movie Maker Teachers and students in all grades loved Windows Movie Maker as the ideal fun video editing program for middle school students. Pre-installed on Windows devices, it had fun special effects, was easy to learn, and importantly for schools, it was free. But Movie Maker was discontinued, and …

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