PART ONE: HOUSEKEEPING
Since we are in the middle of this semester, I just need to remind you of a couple of things that we discussed at the beginning of the semester. One of the goals of this class is to make you feel comfortable with using tech in your daily lives. So, I have been trying my best to support you to improve upon your ability by providing fun and enjoyable classes. Since I have my own limitations, too, if you need more time, I understand the situation and will give you more time. However, that does not mean that this class is less important than other classes. Please don’t say you don’t have enough time to put in effort because this is not your major. Please remember you are taking a 3-credit class.
- Let’s do our best and let’s make a class that will give you meaningful learning experiences.
- Please behave in ways that you would expect from your students.
- At last, since English is my second language, sometimes I may use incorrect English. If you cannot understand my words, please feel free ask me for clarification.
PART TWO: STOP ANIMATION
National Educational Technology Standard (NETS) for Creativity and Innovation:
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities
What if your project looked like this? This was made with just construction paper (12,000 pieces!!)
Today we are simply working on props for your stop animation video. I have some props and cameras available, but you’ll want to coordinate with your group members to try and have all of it on your own. You might want to save time by checking out equipment from room 232 BEFORE you come to class next Tuesday.
What content is your video teaching? Is it clear to the viewer? How can you make it more clear?
Does your video tell a story? Are you sure? Who is the main character? What is the plot?
It will be fantastic if you start filming next Tuesday – that’s our goal. But you’ll need to take 100 or more still images to make a decent length slowmation video – so it might take awhile.
1. Start collecting resources needed for props: cameras, clay figures, construction paper, models.
2. Write narration (use a Google doc if you want to work on this together).
3. Come to class ready to start building your props.
Please make sure that you come to class on next Tuesday ready to take pictures of your props. The goal for Tuesday’s class is to finish capturing all footage – that means you need to come to class ready to begin shooting. You shouldn’t be working on scripts or props on Tuesday.
We are having a guest speaker, Dr. Eddie Watson. Your thoughts and reflections about guest speaker’s lecture should be included in the reading response. So please come to the class on time.
FOR NEXT TUESDAY:
1. Make sure you have all of the props and materials you need to create your video.
2. Things to remember:
- What content is your video teaching? Is it clear to the viewer? How can you make it more clear?
- Does your video tell a story? Are you sure? Who is the main character? What is the plot?
3. You need to come to class ready to begin shooting. You shouldn’t be working on scripts or props on Tuesday.
OUR SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER:
10/15 (Tue): Production
10/17 (Thur): Production (No class but I will be here /Due date: Midnight)
10/22 (Tue): Presentation for Stop Animation & Reading response Due
10/24 (Thur): SMARTBOARD!
10/29 (Tue): 20% Project
10/31 (Thur): No class
I’m making progress on grades – I hope to have everything graded by Thursday. I’ll have a grade report for each of you with a current overall grade so you’ll know exactly where you stand.