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When you are creating an animated video for your business, one of the most important steps in the process is the storyboard. A rough representation of how your video will play out, shot by shot, a storyboard not only helps you plan for the production of the video, but it can save you time and money in the long run by giving you the chance to work through potential problems before you create the final product.

Raise your hand if you grew up visiting the “computer lab” at school. Chances are, if you are in your mid-20s or older, you probably learned “technology” at school in a dedicated classroom with a teacher who specialized in computers — and by technology, you learned how to perform basic functions (i.e., word processing) and maybe play a few educational games.

So I see you’ve come a long way since scripting your precious explainer video. Well done! You’re approaching the halfway point and it’s time to consider all of the graphics, icons, logos, text styles, fonts and visual style elements you wish to incorporate. During your beginning scriptwriting phase, you should have pooled a decent amount of reference to kickstart the process, so pin up all of your favorite browser tabs and get to it!

Hey there! Ever wonder how the seasoned pro’s over at Pixar and Dreamworks create such brilliant and beautiful moving works of art? Believe me, I always wanted to sample a little of the secret animator sauce they marinade their meals in. But, it might shock you to know it’s really all about the basics… and sticking to them. You don’t have to be Eadweard Muybridge to achieve a sense of realism. Allow me to reveal those basics with you, now.

What is the flipped classroom

According to the U.S. Department of Education, approximately 7,000 students drop out of high school each day, totalling in 1.2 million annually. That is a staggering number: 25% of freshmen who walk into a classroom on their first day of school will not graduate with their classmates. One of the reasons why students quit school is that the traditional one-size-fits-all model does not seem to work: it often results in limited student engagement and general lack of interest for school. Is there anything we can do about it?

Teaching or learning in a STEM-centric environment? Psst… you forgot the A for Arts!

That’s right – in a new era of all things science, technology, math and engineering, we need not look past art and design as the broad-spectrum stitching that binds the others together. After all, the cultivators of STEM education over at Sesame Street have already pivoted to tackle this all-too-important topic of integrating art into their shows!

Have you ever been in a situation when students were not paying too much attention in class? Doodling? Staring out the window? Wandering around their mind palaces?

It is a challenge to keep students focused during the whole class; even more challenging it is to get them back on task once they zone out. One lesson teachers learn well is that you need to “recruit students’ interest” in learning if you want them to stay focused, successfully comprehend new material and be able to apply it in life. What are some of the new best practices that can help you in this journey?