Category Archives for computer skills

Thoughts on ScreenTime

One of the first concerns people have when I tell them what I am doing with my children is the amount of screen time they are getting.  You’re using DVDs to teach your baby to read?  Isn’t that bad for them?  Indeed there have been many studies that suggest that our children need less, even […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

We have been playing around with “Go Animate” this weekend and it’s been a lot of fun.  I like it more than xtranormal because it is easier to insert your own pictures and videos, although I haven’t checked them out recently.  Anyway, these sites are very fun for kids because they can star as cartoon characters […]

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Adventures in Dvorak

First of all, this is not a music post, and I’m not going to talk about the composer except for this disclaimer.  I’m going to talk about typing. My husband is a computer software engineer.  He spends a lot of time on the computer.  About two years ago, he started to experience symptoms of carpal […]

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Xtra Normal, text-to-movie site.

I recently discovered a fun website, Xtra Normal, which allows you to create videos by typing in a score, choosing sets and characters, and adding sound effects.  We had a lot of fun creating the video below.  I am sure that you will be able to tell who wrote what, haha.  Fair warning, many of […]

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