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Twitch Streaming Equipment for Beginners

Shared on 05 May 2022, by Rowan

So, you’re interested in becoming a streamer… Twitch has become incredibly popular over the past few years. From Youtubers moving platforms onto Twitch and focusing solely on streaming, to streamers like CorpseHusband, Dream, and Sykkuno becoming recognizable names even to people who haven’t watched a single Twitch stream, the proof is in the pudding. Twitch streaming can also seem a lot less intimidating than creating edited gameplay videos, and it can feel a lot more interactive to creators.

Whether you just want to chat with an audience, show off your gameplay skills, or expand your own content platform, you may be struggling to know where to start with equipment. Streaming on any platform can be really fun, but it can also be difficult to know where to start (especially without breaking the bank)! If you want to up your game and start streaming confidently, we have put together a list of the basic equipment you will need to start.

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5 Items to Film Time-lapse/Speed Paint Art Videos on Your Phone with Ease

Shared on 26 April 2022, by Rowan

Timelapse videos are an amazing way to let audiences, customers, and fans really see your paintings start to come to life before the finished full piece is uploaded. Engagement on social media platforms is reflective of this. From Youtube to Tiktok, we’re seeing a massive uptick in video creation is one of the main ways for artists to expand their fanbase. We’re even starting to see Instagram put less focus on photos and heavily push for Instagram Reels being used by creators. if you’re an artist online, you’ve definitely considered posting videos of your creative process.

One of the main aspects of creating speed painting/timelapse videos that can be intimidating to artists is buying a camera to record. Artists already spend so much money and time on marketing themselves, art supplies, and video creation needs a lot more supplies on top of a camera (which is often a big purchase). It’s hard to convince yourself that it’s worth it, on top of saving up for it. That’s why we’ll be providing you with the exact tools you need to just film your art videos on your phone!

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Top 5 Free Tools for Youtube Creators

Shared on 17 April 2022, by Rowan

There's no denying the effect of visual content. It’s much more effectively engaging with your audience, and the effects are enhanced when the content is in the form of video. Video allows emotions to be conveyed easily, so your audience will find you more relatable.

Even as the biggest online video platform in the world, Youtube still continues to rise. Whether you’re a brand new video creator or you’ve been making content for the past decade, it can still be a tricky path to navigate. Youtube changes with the internet, and the internet’s interests seem to change every five minutes. It can be hard enough keeping track of what these interests are, much less constantly trying to think of new content that still matches your style.

Being a Youtuber, regardless of your channel’s size, can often feel like a full-time job. You not only have to think of new content and create it, but you’re also in charge of marketing your channel, working with brands, editing your content, scripting it, etc. You work as a creator, a writer, an editor, and so much more. When you’re a new creator looking for ways to make a video and start your Youtube channel, the process can seem especially daunting when you realize all of the parts that come into play. It can be really intimidating!

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First Aid Kits for Kids: 10 Items You Should Keep in Your Kids’ Medical Kit, from School Nurses

Shared on 11 April 2022, by Rowan

School nurses are a pillar in the educational community, and also a great resource for parents on kids' health. Providing first aid and taking care of your kids during minor emergencies is the main role of a school nurse. A school nurse’s daily work ranges with almost anything – whether they are checking for a concussion, providing allergy medication such as Epi-Pens, or simply getting some Neosporin and a bandaid on a scraped knee. They also help determine if your child is so ill that they need emergency medical attention, or maybe just the rest of the day at home.

School nurses are truly one of the best resources out there to help parents be aware of what the best medical supplies for kids are. It can be tricky to navigate what medical supplies for kids you should have at home constantly, to avoid having to pick them up when your child actually needs them. It can also be used as a guide for parents on medical supplies to bring with them when traveling with children.

Read more for a list of the medical supplies we have put together from school nurse recommendations on kids’ health kits! School nurses can even use this as a guide on what items to order during the back-to-school season.

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Projects on Robots for Kids - From Teachers to Parents

Shared on 06 April 2022, by Rowan

Robots have always been interesting to humans of all ages. But, more than ever before, kids are absolutely fascinated with the concept of robots – this is because nowadays, robotics is everywhere. From “robot cheetahs” to medical robots that save lives, we’ve made some incredible progress over the past few years. You can find awesome robots in almost every industry in the world! Robots for kids are more accessible than ever before, too. There’s no better time to help your kids explore their interests by starting to experiment with building robots at home. With a massive boost in STEM funding for schools across the country, robotics for kids clubs are becoming more widespread. Robotics is a good way to have your kids develop an interest in STEM too. You can find a robotics club at many elementary schools now, whereas it used to be reserved for older students like high schoolers. There are even more tools than ever before to help your kids learn to build robots at home!

Teachers who host robotics clubs highly recommend practicing at home. Building simple robotics projects in their own bedroom is a great way to further your children’s interest in robotics and STEM. It also lets you spend time bonding with your kids, help them begin to find their hobbies, and improve their engineering skills. It’s a ton of fun to create something out of their own hands! Building robots for kids is an awesome way to help your kids explore tactile engineering, and it’s an awesome, educational activity for the whole family. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 robotics projects for kids as recommended by teachers to parents. As a great tip for new robotics teachers as well, we recommend using Share-A-Cart to send lists of project supplies to parents! This will help them avoid any confusion regarding what to buy.

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Practical Tips for New Teachers, from Veteran Teachers

Shared on 29 March 2022, by Rowan

One of the most common concerns for new teachers is managing their classrooms. This concern comes hand-in-hand with worries about building relationships with their students, keeping on top of a busy schedule, and making sure they encourage a cooperative learning environment. After all, it’s a big responsibility – school is one of the most important formative places in children’s lives. Whether you’re a teacher for high school, middle school, elementary school, or kindergarten, this is a common concern for teachers everywhere.

According to many veteran teachers, classroom management strategies have to go beyond just educational concerns though. When you manage a classroom, the cooperative learning environment you create is affected by relationships with your students’ parents and your relationships with your students themselves. Your impact on this formative space is also affected by how you manage your time, and it really depends on making sure you are able to balance your personal life with your work.

This guide is designed with teaching tips in mind that not only directly encourage a cooperative learning environment, but also help make this formative time for new teachers easier too!

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