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Thursday, December 30, 2010

BWMS in the CF Chronicle for Academy Awards & Fashion Show

You can click on this image and check out the Carolina Forest Chronicle's coverage of the BWMS students during the Academy Awards and the Hip Hop Fashion show and how they were able to vote with their cell phones.

 

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Listed below are the films that my students created for art class.

These students studied silent films, as far as their impact on film history, and how they became obsolete with the advent of sound technology.

Each student picked one partner, and then they were paired up randomnly with another pair. The students divided up roles and responsabilities as far as director, producer, writer and cinematographer. All students practiced pantomine activities, as the actors were not able to use their voices, but had to act with their bodies and the exaggereated expressions on their faces.

The students only had one week to shoot their films, and they soon learned the difficulties of losing footage or not getting enough "coverage." At the end of each class, the students would dump all of their footage to Dropbox.com; which is an online storage site that would store their raw data of film clips.

Students would then have to upload to the website of Jaycut.com in order to edit their films, which required a lot of patience as they were frequently frustrated from slow internet connections and sometimes losing all of their work and having to start from scratch. But Jaycut also allowed them to insert the stylistic title cards, which were so prominent in silent films, but they were also able to add a few "special effects" too.

It is quite unfortunate that several students didn't complete their films, as some of them just couldn't work together and get passed basic team work issues. In the end, eight films were uploaded to You Tube and were then showcased to the entire school during the BWMS Academy Awards on December 17th, 2010.

At the end of the show, the entire school was allowed to vote for the best film by using their cell phones to text in their answers to the website of www.polleverywhere.com.

<script language="javascript" src="http://www.polleverywhere.com/polls/OTk0ODE3MTk3/chart_widget.js?height=250&results_count_format=percent&width=300" type="text/javascript"></script>

The winning student team received a $25 gift card to the local movie theater so that they could continue to learn about films and film making and hopefully pursue it more in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Animoto - Art made through apps

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A collection of images that I created using a variety of apps and hope to do it with the kids in two weeks

Winning BWMS student film

Congrats to these students for working together, solving problems and creating this piece of art. I also had a great time working on the film with them, so be on the lookout for my bad acting in the cameo

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Using Smart Phones and QR Codes in Your Classroom -
I discuss how to create QR codes, which is a two dimensional graph full of strange characters, which, when taken a photo of with a Smart Phone, will instantly transport you to a web site, send a text or call someone.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

How to Use Glogster so Students Can Create Interactive Websites
My review of the web 2.0 tool Glogster EDU, the differences between the Basic and Premium version and how students can utilize it and the internet to be creative.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How Tony Danza is Destroying America's Educational System
A review of A&E's latest series: Teach: Tonya Danza along with the struggles that befall a first year teacher.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sym-Bionic Titan: Making Giant Robots Cool Again
A synopsis of the work of Genndy Tartakovsky, his history with Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network. Also, his work on Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars and how they all came together to make this new fighting robot show of Sym-Bionic Titan.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

How to Share Information with Your Students on Edmodo
A more in-depth look at Edmodo, the free web 2.0 tool and social networking site for students and teachers. I cover more specific features on the web site, but more importantly, how teachers can post information for their students.
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Edmodo: The Facebook Tool for Teachers
I review one of the many aspects with the web 2.0 tool of Edmodo, the social networking site for teachers. On this review, I give tips and instructions on how to send information to your students.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Top Ten Body Count Moments from the Friday the 13th film series

I know I am a day late with this, but I was quite excited when I watched Friday the 13th Part VI last night and thought about this: If I had to make a top ten list of Jason Voorhees best kills amongst his one hundred plus victims, it would have to be something like this: (very special shout out to campblood.net for the info and pics)



10) Jason Goes to Hell: Jason Goes to Hell – "Right down the middle baby!" Deborah is in a tent enjoying what Jason hates the most, “they were making love while he was drowning!” Jason stabs a barbed wire spike through the tent and rips this cowgirl in half.



9) Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter - "Where is the Cork screw?" just before his Back to the Future career, Crispin Glover played the lame but sweet Jimmy. After finally proving his manhood, he gets a cork screw in the hand and a cleaver in the head. Not only that, but Jason sets up Jimmy's body as a wall in front of the kitchen door, where he is nailed into the door frame by his hands.



8) Jason X - "Frozen Face Bash" Adrienne is some sort of cryogenic scientist who causes Jason to be awoken from his frozen slumber. He repays her by dipping her face into a cryo bath, which freezes her during mid scream, and he then smashes her skull into the counter creating a pile of flesh and skull flavored ice cubes. This also marks the last film where the legendary Kane Hodder plays Jason.

(SORRY FOLKS, CAN'T POST AN IMAGE FOR THIS ONE)

7) Friday the 13th: The Remake - "Not even safe under the Dock," Chelsea is the spoiled slutty girl of the film who goes out for some topless water skiing. She bumps her head by the boat, her boyfriend gets a shot in the forehead with an arrow and so she thinks she can find some sanctuary underneath the dock. Luckily, Jason knows where she is, so he jabs the machete through the dock, into the top of her head and pulls her up by it.



6) Freddy Vs. Jason - "Fold-o-matic," Trey is a jerk in this film who bosses his girlfriend around to get him beer and brush her teeth. He lays in bed, gets stabbed repeatedly and furiously with a machete in the back, and then, to add insult to injury, Jason folds him up.



5) Friday the 13th Part III - "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid," Vera is going for a calm stroll near the lake. All she wants to do is get Shelly's wallet which is floating in the water. She picks it up and sees "Shelly" wearing a hockey mask and handling a harpoon gun. She asks him to quit playing around, but it is too late before she gets a harpoon in the eye. Not only did this look cool when it was shown in 3-D in the theaters, but it also marks a historical moment for it is the first time we see Jason wearing his infamous hockey mask.



4) Friday the 13th Part II - "Handi-killed," Mark is a nice guy who likes play early 80's sports video games ever since he ended up in a wheelchair. Before he can prove that he isn't entirely worthless, Jason throws a machete into his head which causes Mark to roll outside, around the bend and backwards down a long flight of stairs in his wheelchair.



3) Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - "I'll knock your block off!" Julius is an amateur boxer and probably one of the strongest African American characters in the series. Unfortunately, his acting pressence isn't strong enough to withstand a single upper cut from Jason which causes Julius' decapitation quicker than you can scream TOASTY! After becoming decapitated, Julius' head rolls off of the roof top, down some steps, into the lid of the dumpster and into the trash where the lid closes shut.



2) Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives - "Fold-o-Cop," Sheriff Garris has some of the greatest lines in this film and is a constant bully to the town-wacko Tommy Jarvis, but he is also overly protective about his daughter Megan who has a crush on Tommy. BUT speaking of crushes, Jason puts one over on him where the Sheriff takes a heroic stance with a shotgun against the recently arisen "zombie" Jason. Jason approaches him, grabs him by the head and folds him over backwards so that the back of his head touches his butt.



1) Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood - "Sleeping bag Death," oh c'mon- LIKE I WASN'T GOING TO LIST THIS ONE! Honestly, next to Transformers alumni Susan Blu's acting in this film, this death is really the only redeeming factor for me. IN FACT, fans love it so much, that there was even a parody/homage to it in Jason X SO it goes in Part VII, some teens are a little frisky outside, this girl Judy sees that Jason is coming, so she hides herself in a sleeping bag (bad idea). Jason drags her away while she is kicking, screaming and whining until he bashes her against a tree. On a side note, the Friday the 13th collector's set features some bonus material from the films, such as a long extended cut of Jason repeatedly bashing this dummy against the tree until legendary stuntman Kane Hodder has no more energy.



SO there you have it folks. Lemme know what you think and tell me your top ten or your favorite body count in the Jason films.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Brief History on the Toys, Cartoons and Comic Books for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
I give an insider's view on the behind the scenes making and inter twinings when toy companies controll most of children's entertainment of the 80's.
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Will Marvel Survive in the Hands of Disney?
A complaint on how corrupt the Dinsey empire is and how much it will crush and reorganize a fanboy operation like Marvel after all of these years of a thriving power house of little boys.
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Confessions of a Fourth Year Teacher
My diary of accomplishments, trials and issues that I have faced during my fourth year as an educator.
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Cell Phone Applications that May Work in School
I review some of the more popular applications for the Iphone and the Droid, along with ideas on how they can be used in your classroom.
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How to Be a Teacher of the Year
This is an essay I wrote when I received Teacher of the Year. It covers my philosophy, personal challenges and advice for other teachers.
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The Addictive Fun of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Video Game (Xbox 360)
My review of the Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game for the Xbox 360
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The Best Hookups for Your Television
My review of a variety of wiring possibilities that you can use after you have mounted your television
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The Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in Schools
I am a teacher that is frustrated with having cell phones in the classroom due to their constant disruptions. Now I wonder instead of fighting it, if we should embrace the technology and capabilities of cell phones in the classroom.
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How to Teach with a Social Networking Site

An education article that I wrote about the power of using Social Networking and teach with it

* An education article that I wrote about the power of using Social Networking and teach with it

How to Teach with a Social Networking Site

My review of the web 2.0 tool: Edmodo which allows teachers to create an online community with their students and collaborate with other teachers.


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