The Middle School students have been working on a project where they creatively edited a selfie using a variety of apps. Our final challenge was to use Keynote to create a design that could be transformed into 3D using the Morphi app.
Once the pieces of the design were completed in Keynote, students exported their images to their photos on their iPad. Then students used the Morphi app to transform them into 3D. They combined them together with shapes in Morphi to make a stand for their design. Then their designs were printed on our Dremel 3D printers. Students went through several iterations of their designs, adjusting sizing and layers as needed.
Below you can see more examples of how the designs in Keynote were transformed into 3D.
We really enjoyed this project. It added a new twist to how students could imagine making a selfie! Here is a link to the students’ posts in Kidblog where they share about their process and learning through this project!
Recently, the middles school students used the Tayasui Sketches Pro app and our Apple Pencils to create self-portraits. They learned how to use layers to trace a photo of themselves. Then they used a variety of customized brushes to color their drawings. Students used the pressure sensitivity of the Apple Pencil to adjust line size and transparency. Here are their amazing drawings!
Use these videos to help you learn how to use the layers and the advanced drawing tools in Tayasui Sketches Pro:
Hi students. My stepmom passed away peacefully on Wednesday night. I’d appreciate your prayers for my family and especially my dad.
Here is a what I expect you to be working on:
1) Work on your African American Hero Portrait Project. Follow the directions on the worksheet. Be creative! If you were absent when I introduced the project, please read through the directions sheet and you may ask questions of a classmate if you need more details. Don’t use Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks – I want you to find someone that you maybe don’t know all about. **Please talk to your sub to see if they approve the person that you pick to be an appropriate example from a Christian context. It should be a person who is no longer living and has a legacy.
Here is a video to watch if you are looking for ideas or just to get some background on what we celebrate this month:
**Be sure to watch the tutorials below for help using Keynote if needed, expecially if you have never used Keynote to draw or to show you how to set up the portraits!
2) Finish working on editing your selfie portraits if needed using the photo apps – minimum of 3, you may do more. (Gioni, I think you were absent when we did this. I have the worksheet for you. Ask a classmate to explain, if needed.)
3) If done with the above: Photo or Drawing project or projects of your choice. (You must be working on one or more of these things, not just messing around, I will be checking to see what you did.)
Animating your African American Hero Portrait it Keynote.
Making another portrait, drawing, or sketchnote of your choice in Keynote
Doing a project from the Everyone Can Create Photo or Drawing ebooks on your iPad.
I am looking for detailed and skilled work, not just messing around!
If you have a question, please leave it in the comments on this post and I will try to get back to you for the next day with a reply.
Hello students! In a few days, we will be setting up your own personal blog. We will be using blogging and commenting to set goals, to gather feedback from classmates and others, and to evaluate and reflect upon our work. To get started, we will use my tech blog.
Leave a comment of at least 3 sentences, telling:
What is something you enjoy doing with technology (at home or at school)?
What are one or two things you would like to learn, improve, or do in tech class this year?
What is something you would like me to know about yourself?
Remember, when posting online:
No last names. No personal info.
Use your best sentences, spelling, and punctuation.
Be sure that everything you post is kind, intelligent, and God-honoring!
When your comment has posted, you may look through the blog at past projects and videos.
Sixth graders, please write a comment that includes ALL of the following:
Keyboarding (2 or 3 sentences):
How did you do in meeting the goal that you set at the start of class? How did your keyboarding improve?
What do you still need to work on improving?
What suggestions do you have for keyboarding for 7th grade?
The Rest of the Class (2 or 3 sentences):
What were your favorite parts of the class? (Reminder: We started the year doing digital citizenship activities, Google Slides, then Morphi for 3D printing. the Clips video, then making and giving your PowerPoint Devotion video.
What important/helpful/interesting/cool thing did you learn or accomplish this semester?
Any suggestions to improve this class for sixth graders next year?
This comment is a part of your participation grade for today. Remember to only use your first name.
Over the past few weeks, the seventh-grade students have been creating videos based on words from a verse from the Psalms. After learning about Creative Commons Copyright, students used copyright friendly websites to find images and music for their video. They then used iMovie to add the photos, used the Ken Burns effect to add movement to the still images, and then added titles, credits, and music. This is always one of my favorite projects – the videos are beautiful and truly reflect God’s creation.
Below are posted the videos that had no proofreading mistakes. (I will post additional videos as students make corrections.)