International Dot Day

We will make our mark!
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There’s no better time to talk about beginning something great than at the beginning of a new school year. In the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, a child’s teacher gives her the encouragement she needs to “make her mark” by simply beginning. This encouragement is just what she needs to begin down the road of creativity, bravery, and ultimately, making a difference.

First, we began to make our mark by designing our dots. Then we explored some augmented reality by using the app, Quiver. We had a fantastic discussion about the author’s purpose in writing, The Dot. We will share more on that later. For now, take a peek at some of our fun!

How will you make your mark?

How To Draw a Cartoon Elephant

This is a student post by Jacqueline.

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This Snapguide shows how to draw a cartoon elephant. It is a step by step tutorial. I was learning about how to make tutorials and different ways to publish my ideas.

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I hope you enjoy it and like making your own elephant.

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Check out How to Draw a Cartoon Elephant by Kelly Moore on Snapguide.

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What other animals would you like to learn how to draw?

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Have you ever made a tutorial?

 

How To Draw an Airplane

This is a student post by Nathan, Jacob, and Nolan.

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We are going to show you how to draw an airplane. The illustration is accompanied by a rap with the step by step directions. We learned how to increase the speed of a video using Windows Movie Maker. We also remixed music using UJAM.

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How-To: Draw an Airplane from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

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Have you ever created a rap before? If not, what would your rap be about?

Tell us about your favorite thing to draw.

What is your favorite place to create music?

 

How-To Videos

Our classes are talking about making “How-To” videos.

How-To Videos would give step by step directions for how to complete a task. The younger Techie Kids are thinking about time order words such as First, Next, and Last. They are also practicing following directions.

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The older Techie Kids are considering storyboarding and how to create videos using tools like Photo Story 3 and Windows Movie Maker. Both of these tools are Free.

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Here are our first 2 attempts at making a plan and filming our idea.

Our first video features Lauren as she shows us how-to draw a cartoon panda.

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Next, we would like to share how-to find the area of a right triangle.

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We are hoping to share more how-to videos soon. Thanks for watching!

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What other how-to videos should we create next?

What tips or strategies could you share with us about making a quality video?

Do you have any storyboarding websites that you would recommend?

What how-to videos have you created?

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