5 Ways to Capture the Student Experience

2020-01-31T15:21:28+00:00

5 Ways to Capture the Student Experience By Calina Franz-Hernandez | January 31, 2020 What is the ‘student experience’ as we know it? School life has evolved greatly over the years, and even more so with the influx of tech, devices, and connectivity. Now, not only are we able to see each student’s academic performance and results, but their academic journey - their participation in the school community, their friendships, and their personal growth as they explore different skills, interests and projects. This is the student experience, and it barely scratches the surface! In the K-12 setting, these moments [...]

5 Ways to Capture the Student Experience2020-01-31T15:21:28+00:00

A Little Work Now to Save Time Later

2019-09-10T15:43:18+00:00

A Little Work Now to Save Time Later By Drew Millikin | September 10, 2019 The first day of the new academic year is one of the best days of the year. Students are back with fresh haircuts, summer tans, and big smiles. It’s a great time to capture their faces and interactions as they reconnect with peers and faculty! But, we know the drill - it doesn't stop at capturing moments. Getting into the habit of organizing your media now can save you a ton of time later on in the school year when you’re suddenly looking for that [...]

A Little Work Now to Save Time Later2019-09-10T15:43:18+00:00

Understanding Photo Metadata (Part 2)

2019-07-26T12:42:14+00:00

Understanding Your Photo Metadata (Part 2) By Drew Millikin | July 26, 2019 Can image metadata be owned?  The answer is yes. However, the ownership of metadata depends on 2 things:  Copyright Location of the image. When you take a photo with your digital camera, all the internal metadata stored in your SD card is yours and yours alone, as long as it is offline. As the photographer of the image, you hold the copyright to it and all associated data. Storing Content Online? Often, once an image is moved to a social platform or photo sharing website, you may [...]

Understanding Photo Metadata (Part 2)2019-07-26T12:42:14+00:00

Understanding Photo Metadata (Part 1)

2019-07-02T11:45:36+00:00

Understanding Your Photo Metadata (Part 1) By Drew Millikin | July 2, 2019 There’s a lot more to photos than meets the eye on screen. From the moment a photo is captured, uploaded across devices or shared online, there is a wealth of nested data. Sometimes, a user’s entire life is unknowingly displayed on the web for all to see, simply by virtue of the photos posted. This personally identifiable information (PII) is derived from ‘metadata’. What is photo metadata? In layman’s terms, metadata can be defined as the ‘DNA’ or ‘building blocks’ of any file. For photos, it is [...]

Understanding Photo Metadata (Part 1)2019-07-02T11:45:36+00:00

2 Ways to Win at 'Tag' and Stop Playing 'Hide and Seek'

2018-03-20T12:28:31+00:00

2 Ways to Win at Tag and Stop Playing Hide and Seek Keywords are tools to make digital content searchable and accessible for everyone (think hashtags, SEO, and labels). By giving a photo or album simple and consistent tags like ‘athletics’, you make it easier for a coach to find photos for a team book, or for the Yearbook Team to quickly curate content for end-of-year publications. Marketing and Communications can easily tell school stories on social media and teachers can add visual content to weekly newsletters to parents. With a good idea of your organization’s structure, needs (and lingo), [...]

2 Ways to Win at 'Tag' and Stop Playing 'Hide and Seek'2018-03-20T12:28:31+00:00

Share Slideshows through Digital Displays with Rise Vision

2018-02-23T12:17:46+00:00

Share Slideshows through Digital Displays with Rise Vision Digital displays are a great way to push out content to staff, students, and visitors around campus, like at the reception, in the hallways, or as a kiosk for an admissions event. There are lots of digital signage content management systems that suit every budget and workflow. Here are 3 steps to broadcasting Vidigami slideshows using Rise Vision, a user-friendly tool for presenting your digital signage content. Step 1: Sign up and create a placeholder Start by signing up at risevision.com. Once you’ve logged in, create a presentation. You [...]

Share Slideshows through Digital Displays with Rise Vision2018-02-23T12:17:46+00:00

Finalsite School – Holton-Arms' Director of Digital Media talks media resource management, and why a school-centric solution makes a difference

2017-06-19T14:25:26+00:00

For families, capturing school memories is as easy as the click of a button. But that's just one step in making them last. One of the biggest challenges school staff are faced with is centralizing these moments in order to make them usable and searchable through the years. Whether they're photos, artwork or video clips, if they're not lost in the deep vortices of hard drives or school servers, they're locked into devices; floating in between dozens of photo apps, SD cards, or forgotten smartphone reels. Imagine a winning goal from the Home Game or a candid exchange between a [...]

Finalsite School – Holton-Arms' Director of Digital Media talks media resource management, and why a school-centric solution makes a difference2017-06-19T14:25:26+00:00

Get Creative this Holiday Season and 2017

2016-12-01T10:38:16+00:00

Christmas is just around the corner, we're all out and about shopping for gifts, decorating and getting ready for a brand new year. With hundreds of great pictures collected by students, their families, and school staff combined, the possibilities are endless when we start thinking of how to creatively transform digital content into long-lasting mementos. Here are just a couple of ways you can make all the great content stored in Vidigami more personal. 1. Crafting with prints There’s nothing quite like a classic photo print of an unforgettable school moment. Framed and frosted - from mini portraits to full-size posters [...]

Get Creative this Holiday Season and 20172016-12-01T10:38:16+00:00

How Southridge School Used Photos to Strengthen Their Community

2016-03-25T10:00:05+00:00

As a media-savvy independent school, Southridge had a photo-archiving system that worked well. School events were well documented through photos and other media, and there were plenty of photos of all the students. While the photo-management system allowed Southridge to store and sort thousands of photos, the school lacked an effective way of sharing them with their families and students. Southridge needed a solution that would not only give families better visibility into their children’s activities at school, but would foster an open community of collaboration, sharing and feedback. Specifically, Southridge was looking for a system to help: Conveniently and [...]

How Southridge School Used Photos to Strengthen Their Community2016-03-25T10:00:05+00:00

3 Tips to Efficiently Manage Your Time, and Your Family’s

2016-03-18T13:20:02+00:00

Organizing your family and running a household is like a train: maintaining all the cogs and gears to keep it chugging, ensuring it doesn’t derail, all while keeping everyone in line so they don’t miss their “stop.” It can make anyone want to blow their top. If the train metaphor got you side-tracked and therefore off track, let’s rephrase that: organizing your family and running a household is a lot. Whether it’s grocery shopping, coordinating pick up and drop off of your kids at school, taking the dog to the vet, remembering the staff appreciation luncheon you’ll have to cook a [...]

3 Tips to Efficiently Manage Your Time, and Your Family’s2016-03-18T13:20:02+00:00
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