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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Accepted to #Iste13 to show off @GamestarMech for Gaming In Education


It is an EXTREME honor to know that my content that I wanted to share about this awesome video game design program got accepted

(check out my previous posts about Gamestar Mechanic)

This is the first time I entered and tried to present at a national conference - so I was extremely happy to hear that this was chosen as a session at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference in San Antonio

I unfortunately will not be able to attend this year - but I still wanted to take some screen caps and hopefully be able to utilize it for another year. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Final Greek Myth Animation Creator works by 6-1 Fall '12

Another year of using the awesome Animation Creator HD app with the students as they design Greek Myths into an animated form that tells a story about a current societal/environmental problem

Ryan really utilized sound fx for his cartoon on bullying

This year is the first time the kids are using the iPads with the app, so they have a larger canvas and a bit more bells and whistles such as adding sound effects and narration.

Check out some of the previous work that I did with Animation 

Some people may think these cartoons, like Addy's are violent. I think they are PERFECT! Ancient Greece was a dark time and I think they used myths to entertain and frighten. 

I got some great resources such as off of Discovery Education for their Greek Myth writing, and works of animation that are already based on Greek Myths

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McCarthy's animation helps illustrate that Greek myths helped teach morals for every day life. If they didn't help out, they could be punished by the Gods. Like Medusa and Hurricane Sandy

Some of the students did an amazing job with the dedication to this project, as we must have spent about a total of over three weeks on it - from conception to completion. 

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Eli's has some pretty smooth animation with enjoyable sound fx. I like how he focuses on the problem of air pollution and how a hero has to clean it up

I had each one of them save their videos to the Camera Roll on the iPad and then simultaneously post it to their eportfolio on Kidblog, but also post it to Edmodo so that I could download it from there and blog it here - which would then autopost to YouTube so that I could make a playlist.


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

@BlackWaterMS Robotics wins at the Florence @firstlegoleague qualifier

Listed below is a collection of photos and videos from the BWMS Robotics Team competing at the First Lego League competiton in Florence on December 1st.

(Check out a previous BWMS Lego Robotics post as we get ready for this district level qualifier)

This was the BWMS Robotics Team first time ever attending an official First Lego League event. We are pleased to announce that in the end, one of our times placed 2nd in the Project Category and our other team placed 2nd overall! Watch on Posterous

Our next step is to head to the state level competion in Columbia on February 23rd. PLEASE help us with a fund raiser so we can be sure for the students can all make it there. Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous