Students in grade 6 learned how to make quick animations as short videos. We learned how to use Go!Animate to create videos that helped us reflect on at least one of our school dispositions. As members of our school community we are expected to be;
First, we created storyboards on paper to help us make sure our videos would teach someone about our dispositions. Then the fun began – creating our videos. We hope you learn something from us.
From my guest authors - two 9th grade students showing what they have learned about on-line image editors.
"We made a brochure to promote an online image editing website called Aviary. Our brochure tells readers how useful the website can be by emphasizing it’s features. We learned that Aviary is a very useful tool that can change images and edit them just the way we want. We liked how this website is easy to manage and has various tools.
Their brochure's cover.
7th grade science students created digital books as an assessment task after learning about fossil fuels. They used props, backgrounds and images in storyjumper to creatively illustrate their ideas. They shared their books online with friends and teachers allowing them to flip through, read and learn about fossil fuels.
Storyjumper allows you to use your own illustrations to create digital story books. It promotes creative writing and encourages students to take ownership and be proud of their writing. A hard cover copy of your book can be ordered online, printed and mailed. This was not a requirement for our project.
Read one of our books here.
In 9th Grade, we learned how to record quick screen cast tutorials using screenr. Their tutorials show how to use an online tool such as pixlr to quickly resize an image. We are exploring a number of on-line tools as they can be used on any platform, whether Windows or Macintosh. Most on-line image editing tools are free and can be useful where one does not have an image editing program installed or they simply don't own a licenced program like Photoshop.
Screen-casts eliminate the need for someone to be present to help do something on the computer. They can easily be shared on websites, blogs or via e-mail. Below is an example of our tutorials, feel free to view on 'HD full screen'.
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