Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Session - Week 2 Phototastic!

This is the week most of our PNG students have been looking forward to.  UNLEASH THE CAMERAS!!

Students became veritable paparazzo this week, snapping away with their digital cameras and learning the basics of how to take good photos.

We attempted to focus most of the picture-taking on items the students (and our mentors) brought in to the classroom.

We got some seriously artistic shots!  The PNG students are becoming skilled shutterbugs.

On Wednesday it was time to move on to post production.  We showed the kids how to use Photoshop and the totally free to manipulate their photos and then put together a nice presentation of their work in PowerPoint.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Session Begins - Week 1

Project Next Generation is up and running again!  They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and that was definitely true for two of our students who are taking PNG again for the first time.  We've redone everything about PNG from the lessons we teach to the actual layout of the classroom.


We started off slow for our first couple of classes this week, going through the basics of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office.  We don't want to shock our students too much, because soon they will be up to their elbows in digital photos, movies and music!

 On Monday, we started out making posters to help us find our lost "pets".  Wednesday we made Wanted posters and tried our hand at Photoshop.