Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The PNG session has almost come to an end. Today being the penultimate class, we tied up some loose ends. We finished our comic books. This involved assembling them into paper form. We also finished up our egg drop power point presentations. To end the class, we took part in playing some technologic charades for some student bonding.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Eggs falling from the sky? Why, its the PNG egg drop. The students got to construct devices to hold eggs safely as they were dropped from a ladder and then from the library roof. Out of 7 contestants, only 3 of the eggs survived the final drop from the rooftop.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Today looked like the comic section of the Sunday newspaper. Students took four photos of various objects and put a short story line to them. They editted the pictures using different techniques on the program photoshop. They added text bubbles and put them into a comic strip format for a realistic look.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Today everyone was working on stop motion with action figures/dolls. Each made their own little animation with videos that ranged from from master chief being eaten from candy to an epic battle of epic proportions. The students enjoyed their class and were able to add sound and music to their video. When they are completed on Thursday they will be uploaded to youtube.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Pose as a superhero! Today was another day of photo hunting. This time, we worked as individuals to create a scene described by the instructions. The person with the most pictures won a prize. After that, we participated in an internet math search. The math search consisted of finding answers to questions to such as how many pages are in a the first harry potter book multiplied by how many countries are in north america.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
After a round of Sporcle, we decided to record podcasts. The class broke up into two groups, with each recording a radio show that could include things such as news, weather, commercials, and movie reviews. Once the recording was finished, students had to edit their shows with music and sound effects.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
THIS IS SPARTA. Seems to be the students favorite catchphrase. In other news, we took on the task of creating pivot man movies. This is a great introduction activity to stop motion animation. Some students practiced stop motion animation with simple objects such as toothpicks.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Would you like the prize behind door 1, door 2 or door 3? This type of choice was presented to the class by their fellow classmates. Today they created powerpoint presentations with mini stories. The difference with these stories is that the class choose the out come by picking options. Would you rather climb through a window or go through that door. Some stories we had involved traveling though Disneyland, battling with evil lollipops and venturing through a forest.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Today was the last day to finish up our videos. They turned out great! The students used video cameras and a program called U-Lead to add special effects to their film. They also uploaded their videos to the Youtube community.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Today photoshop inventions came to life. The students used their creative skills to build their ideas. We used cardboard, Styrofoam, and a bunch of different colored paper. These products were used to start making cheesy infomercials like the snuggie and slap chop.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Today the students brainstormed ideas to create inventions. Some ideas included candy machines and an everlasting fountain made from apples. The students are going to created their inventions using materials in 3D and create informercials.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
We continued with Tuesday's photoshop theme. Today the students took photographs of themselves in action poses. They photoshoped themselves into various scenes of movies, videos games and sports events. To get the class started, we played popcorn. The students put on their thinking caps to create ordinary objects using their body. Their favorite was rollercoaster.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
To kick off the summer PNG session, students became apprentices of Andy Warhol. Using photoshop, they created collages with their portraits in his style. At the beginning of class, students competed against each other in their own personalized jeopardy boards.