Sunday, February 8, 2015

Love is in the "AIR!"

It's that time of year...almost Valentine's Day!

Time to think about Valentine cards, heart-shaped chocolates... 
and iPads!
WHAT??!!    You may ask. is in the "AIR," right??  You know, as in the iPad AIR!

I mean, really people.   Chocolates are nice...but an iPad Air...
that would really make my heart go pitter-patter!

Well, a few of my blogging friends and I have come together to make you swoon!

That's right, my friend!  We are giving away an iPad Air...
and YOU could be the big winner!

Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, and this Valentine's Day might be a little SWEETER than you anticipated!!!

And SURPRISE!!! That's not where the blogging LOVE  ends!

Each blogger is also giving away another techie prize of her own!  Follow the link-up at the bottom of this post and hop around to my blogging buddies' posts to see what they are giving away!

I'm giddy with excitement at my techie giveaway!  AAAAAHH!

I'm giving away a…

The kit includes a HUE HD document camera, a complete stop motion animation kit, software and a 60 page resource book!
I have one of these in my own classroom, folks, and my kinder-kiddos LOVE it!  
{My own children can't get enough of it at home, either! LOL}   

Just could use this awesome techie-tool this spring when you hatch chicks in your classroom!  Or perhaps you could record daily snippets of the butterfly cycle, as your caterpillars transform into butterflies, like I do! Simply pop it into "timelapse mode," and film the daily changes that occur and WA-LA!  Instant, AWESOME science mini-movie! #impressyourprincipal
Or how about using this little kit to make a digital story-telling unit spring to life?! 

Let me tell you just a little bit about this techie tool...

HUE Animation Studio contains everything that you need to create your own stop motion animation videos. For use at home or for school projects, this is a creative and educational pastime that can be enjoyed by the whole family. This perfect gift for kids encourages creativity and imagination. Whether you are making a LEGO® brick film; animating in claymation or capturing a flower bloom using time-lapse photography, you can bring anything to life in minutes with the easy-to-use software.

The kit includes:
– The HUE HD camera, a flexible plug and play USB camera with built-in microphone. HUE’s innovative design is perfect for animation. {This doc cam is so slick!  You HAVE to get have one for yourself!  It's super easy to use, ultra portable...and just plain CUTE!}
– The fully-featured HUE Animation software (formally SAM Animation) designed for children by teachers.
– The HUE Book of Animation (formally Klutz Book) has step-by-step instructions for creating 20 hilarious stop motion videos and ideas for even more.

Here's one kiddo-created example:

You can view more kid-created videos here.

 Buy now
HUE Animation Software Features:
– Play your movie back
– Record or import music and sounds
– Add text and special effects
– Copy, edit, move and delete animation frames
– Share movies on YouTube
– Onion skinning
– Timelapse
– Green screening (Chroma Key)

HUE HD Camera Features:
– Easy to install and use
– Integrated microphone
– Flexible gooseneck for easy positioning
– Manual focus
– Available in a choice of colors (blue, red, or blue)

System Requirements:
– PC: Windows 8, 7 or XP and a 1.4GHz processor
– Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher and an Intel processor
– 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
– 350MB hard disk space

Package Contents:
– HUE Animation software (single license)
HUE HD camera with base and USB cable
– The HUE Book of Animation (formerly The Klutz Book of Animation)

CLICK HERE to visit one of my previous posts about how I've used the HUE doc cam in my class!

So, my blogging SWEETIES...
                                DON'T DELAY!

Register below to make your Valentine's Day a little 

Be sure to enter both Rafflecopter give-aways below...and don't forget to join in the link-up fun and hop to my fellow blogging friends' posts to sign up to share in more "blogging love" giveaways!


  1. This would be great to read stories on so the students could see each page better. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  2. This would be a phenomenal resource for making student writing come to life -- don't write about it, can't animate it! I would LOVE to add this to our writing program! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

    Shoe Laces & Sweet Faces

  3. I would love to use this for sharing books, worksheets, etc. The sky is the limit! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win! -Veronica

  4. I would LOVE to use the HUE Doc cam in your classroom!!!!! (To model the lessons, step by step with my students; to show their work; to display our read aloud book after recess (so everyone can see the pictures)' to display the postcard as I read it (we are getting them from the other 49 states), etc, etc, ETC--the possibilities are endless!

  5. This is an amazing resource to have in the classroom. I love your little Greedy Snake video and would love to create videos like this with my first graders!

  6. Like one comment has already said.....the sky is the limit! I love the stop-motion idea. I think it'd be a neat tool to use for flipped learning too!

  7. I can think of sooooo many ways to incorporate this into our daily learnng! Mentoring others through video procedures, summarizing stories, presentations, and reading aloud stories for fluency are just to name a few ideas.

  8. I would love to have one to share books in my special ed classroom. The regular ed teachers were given one each but special ed was left out!

  9. I'd love them to animate the stories they've written!

  10. I would LOVE to use the HUE for our Technology Showcase. Students could add animation to their writing or their math! :)


  11. Wow! I love all of the uses that others have listed! I would incorporate those into my class!

  12. I would use it as an extension in writing. So many possibilities!

  13. Reading a story, introducing games, there are so many things mentioned above that would be great!

  14. Holly, thank you so much for the opportunity and this amazing giveaway! I don't have a projector or anything like that for my class so I would love to use it for books, worksheets, lessons, but also I see the awesomeness to be able to have them record plays, movies, and more!

  15. I'd use it to project science experiments onto the white board.

  16. I would like to try almost all of the ideas already listed! Maybe for a center too!

  17. The possibilities are endless what you could animation to!! Reading, writing, math etc. I would definitely put it to good use :-)

  18. This is awesome!! I would use it during reading and creative writing with my special ed kiddos!! It would also be a great addition to our drama class!!

  19. This would be great to use with my kids during reading adventure time! This is great!

  20. My kinder kids would love to use this with our 3rd grade reading buddies!

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  22. Thank you so much for this chance! Absolutely fabulous way to bring more technology into schools!

  23. Document Camera would be so great to show the kids exactly what I'm doing, let them feel like they're participatingi nthe process of the lesson and give them ownership over what we're learning.

  24. I'm actually the co-sponsor for Tech Team at my school, so I can certainly see us using this to help the student create new tech fair projects!

  25. Wishing and hoping to win. Would love it!

  26. I was just looking at these exact document camera's the other day! It looks great! I'd use it to display student work samples to talk about as a class. I'd also use it to show what I'm doing during a lesson.

  27. This would be so great to help project books and other classroom ideas and charted lists so my class can better see them!

  28. I would absolutely love to win the document camera. I would be able to show students books, worksheets, and other lessons.

  29. I would love to win a hue document camera! I adore your blog, Holly!

  30. I would love to win this. It would be impossible to share the many ways to accentuate our classroom with this wonderful addition as the flow of creativity would be endless.