Posts Tagged ‘iPad app’

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Check out the improved McLaren’s Workshop App!

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We’re starting 2014 in style with a not-so-new but definitely improved version of our McLaren’s Workshop App! After winning the incredibly prestigious Grand Prize in the Website or Application (Arts and Culture) category at the Boomerang Awards, as well as being named among iTunes Canada’s “App Store Best of 2013“, the Norman McLaren-inspired iPad app has more »

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NFB Education Heads to India!

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The NFB Education team heads to India to teach 4 iPad animation workshops at the Chinh India Kids’ Film Festival.

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How to Use the New McLaren’s Workshop App in Your Classroom

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Interactive apps are an amazing addition to the classroom, as they offer students a unique way to learn new media skills and develop their creative abilities. Teaching animation is a great way to combine many curriculum links in one activity, and this is especially the case with our new, highly creative app: McLaren’s Workshop. The more »

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Make a Norman McLaren of Yourself with Our New iPad App

Yesterday, we launched McLaren’s Workshop, a nifty free iPad app aimed at making the world a bit less unfair. Because let’s be honest: life is terribly unfair. Most of us live lives of acceptable averageness, with some excellence thrown in (unsurpassed skill at assembling Ikea furniture, for instance, or best chili in town, or hula more »

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Teach the War of 1812 with Our Free Tablet App

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This is a guest post written by Anne Koizumi, Education Specialist and Workshop Facilitators at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, QC. Only a month ago I was in Niagara-on-the-Lake with my colleague, Claudia Sicondolfo, for the Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers’ Association Conference “History and Identity: Marking 200 Years of the more »

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Free NFB Apps: A Recap

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As far as misfortunes go, being Canadian and never having heard of the National Film Board has to be on par with loving the NFB and never having installed the NFB Films app on your tablet or phone. Both a crying shame, but altogether remediable. Let us start with this most hapless applessness. The idea more »

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Using the iPad and the NFB’s PixStop app in your classroom

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Edited on June 5, 2012 to add: The PixStop app works only with later versions of the iPad that include a camera. This is a guest post by Paul Carrière, Elementary school visual arts teacher, F.A.C.E. When the iPad arrived in my classroom, it completely changed my daily routine as an art teacher. I realized more »

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How to make a cardboard tripod for your iPad

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Four days after we launched Pixstop, our new and terrific stop-motion application, a reader called Pierre Durand left us a comment on the blog. In his message, Pierre said (in both of Canada’s official languages, to boot) that he liked using the app, but that he found it hard to immobilize the iPad while shooting. more »

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NFB’s PixStop app for the iPad 2 – Your classroom’s “mobile studio”

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The following is a guest post by Kathy Sperberg. If you had told me when I was growing up that learning could happen with the touch of a finger instead of pencil to paper with a fat eraser at the ready, I would have laughed it off as fantasy. But then again, I’m an analog more »

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Want to create stop-motion films? We made an app for that!

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There’s just no stopping the NFB’s web developers. Hot on the heels of the NFB Films iPhone, iPad, Android and PlayBook mobile apps, our devoted developers has come up with PixStop, a fresh new app that enables you to make stop-motion films on your iPad 2. Designed to capture as many as 10,000 images, Pixstop more »

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Updates for our iPhone and iPad apps are now available

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We’ve just released updates for both our iPad and iPhone apps. The changes, outlined below, are a direct result of your feedback and suggestions. Thank you for helping us build the best apps we can. Both the iPhone and iPad apps allow you to: Watch over 1000 films on your mobile device Save films for more »

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The NFB Films iPad app is now available!

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Drum roll, please…. The NFB Films iPad app is now available through iTunes. With this app, you can watch over 1000 movies – documentaries, animations and feature films – free on your iPad. You can also store films on the iPad for up to 48 hours to watch when you’re away from a WiFi zone. more »