Final Greek Myth Animation Creator works by 6-2 Fall ’12

Another year of using the awesome Animation Creator HD app with the students as they design Greek Myths into an animated form.


 Jaden does a great job for progressive movement and telling a story, too bad he runs out of time to add SNDFX

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 the previous Greek Myth Animation post to get caught up)

 Kristina does a nice job including photos and telling a story about anti-bullying

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. The students then had to write a story influenced by a Greek myth that solves a current societal or environmental problem.

 

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

Or my previous students that made Japanese Anime w/ Animation Creator

 


Marlo studied my animation book to get a walk cycle down pat

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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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.

Check out what the other class did with their animations!

Timmy’s

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 Jaleaha
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Hanna

Alex


Johnny


Ariella


Phoebe


Noah 

Shawn


Aliyah

Holden


Michael


Lee

Elvis

 

 

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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. 

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.

(Check out the previous Greek Myth Animation post to get caught up)


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 

Or my previous students that made Japanese Anime w/ Animation Creator


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


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. 


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.

Alysha

Andrew

Bryson

Cody

Collin
 Cooper

Jacob

Javonte

Mario

Peyton


Preston


Seth

Xzavier

Mariah

Megan

Jared

John


Adam


Matt

Corey


Christian

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Manga Camera apps for fun – how to teach with Manga & Technology

In preparation for the Manga iBook in class, the students just got to take some pics for fun using the free Manga Camera app. Some of these look quite authentic

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I showed my students a little bit about Manga to get them introduced to this lesson. Here is an old Power Point that I used to do with my art classes when I taught them about Symmetry w/ Origami and Proportion w/ Manga Portraits

Over time, I also found some great resources within this Prezi

Students give writing Feedback via iBook

My 7th graders and I compiled an ibook about their Toontastic cartoons and stories that they wrote. You can check out the complete Toontastic Memoir iBook or the previous lesson plan about using Toontastic as a Digital Storytelling tool 

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Each student had to read another student’s work, and then provide feedback using the iBook’s features.

Probably one of the neatest things was to highlight a particular passage, and then insert a note that gave a bit more feedback.

I had the 7th graders take a screen capture of this note, and then show it on Edmodo so that the classmates could see their feedback.

I think iBook has a LOT of potentials, especially when the students can now become content creators and not just content receivers.