Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Halloween is just around the corner, so in the spirit of the holidays the students made Halloween masks! They took a picture of themselves which they uploaded to Photoshop to edit them into scarier versions.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Today the kids created their dream homes. They got to choose from theme such as medieval, Indian, and modern. The PNG class is creating the world's future architects. Students printed out three rooms and connected them to create an actual home.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Decades Day

Today students chose a decade to research on. Kids learned about famous people, events and the atmosphere of the era. They found out how different life was during the different eras. Students gathered up pictures and information to create a paper on the era.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Creative Cities

Today in class we gave the kids some free time at the beginning of class, but we soon got to work. Each student had to come up with an idea for a city or world of their own. Their ideas ranged from Facebook Land to Skateboard Worldz and even a futuristic Electric City. Not only did they have to get an idea for a city, but they also had to come up with its history, population, and pictures of its most famous residents. We used Photoshop to edit pictures of our worlds and entered all the information in a brochure in Microsoft Word.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Website Design

Today we used Google's 'Sites' application to create websites. The students put their interests, hobbies, and favorite things on the site. They also have the option to update it like a blog.

After finishing this, we moved on to playing an online lemonade stand game. The kids controlled the price and ingredients for their lemonade in hopes that they could make the best possible profits. They then entered this data from each day into an Excel Spreadsheet.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pivot Man

Today in PNG we were going to continue to work on our comics, but the students demanded that we try Pivot Man. This fun and interactive program allows you animate a stick figure by bending him at different points of his body. Along with the stick figure, there is also an elephant, a horse, and even a cowboy to choose from. After the kids became familiar with the program we had a contest to see who could make the best animated short.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

PNG! day 2

Comic strip project today! the guys started taking pictures and making a story line. the photos were edited in photoshop.