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Learn to Read English with Christmas Stories

English Stories in HD to Read Aloud

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Educational Art: Mysteries of the Vernacular

From Mysteries of Vernacular, where you will currently find 3 more of the planned 26 episodes – one for each letter of the alphabet. This one might be a nice little extra for Alberta Grade 6 Science Topic D: Evidence & Investigation.

The project is by by Miriapod Productions and I discovered it at TYWKIWDBI.


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The History of the English Language in 10 Minutes

Originally from The Open University, shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Licence agreement.


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The Curative Power of Story and My New All-Time Favourite Animation

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

Take the time to watch this full-screen. It is just delightful.

“Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.” IMBD

Check out the Gallery on the official website for some great shots & videos of the making of the film.
There is an interactive iPad app for it too. ($4.99) Review at Co-Design

Discovered at Libraryland


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The Joy of Books – A Delightful Animation

“After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto.”

From Okhamp via The Centered Librarian

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Adolescence is not a problem, it’s an opportunity

Animations and more based on the book
Overschooled but Undereducated
, by John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart
at the Born to Learn website.

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