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MINDS ON MEDIA
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Comic Life and the Curriculum
Blogs, Podcasts and Music
Digital Storytelling, Compelling Personal Narratives
Digital Storytelling with Inspiration & Promethean Interactive Whiteboards
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Tools for Constructing Projects and Building New Skills
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The HyperStudio area will have an computer-based "menu" of activities that attendees can install on their computer along with a 30-day trial version of the full HyperStudio software for both Mac and Windows.
Attendees should have ample free space on their laptops, with 2-3Gb or more of free disk space to install about 600mb of HyperStudio application and sample files.
When they arrive at the HyperStudio area, my main "introduction" to arriving people/groups will be to orient them to the menu of self-directed activities. At that point, I'll be available as a facilitator for questions that come up while they work on the activities of their choosing, but for the most part (hopefully!) they can work at their own pace and according to their interests. I think I'll be able to have at least a half-dozen options.
For the moment, each will be an example and a self-directed tutorial, and those would be:
• Memory box (take photos out of a virtual box and talk about them; record to podcast/movie)
• Stop-frame animation of a figure in front of a hand-drawn background (uses the Lumens DC265)
• Stop-frame animation of a figure in front of a green-screen background (uses the Lumens DC265)
• Make a stack from a folder of images, add sound, and export as a podcast or QT movie for YouTube, etc.
• Make a "postcard from the past" which can be printed double-sided (will we have any printers?)
• Make a postcard with a captured digital microscope image (I will bring 3 digital microscopes)
• Onion-skin (cel) animation moving across a background
I will have examples (but not tutorials) for each attendee that include:
• Public Service Announcement "poster" for fruits and vegetables.
• "Something about me" posters from a music class
• A basketball game as an analogy for a how a cell functions
• Animation used in a project on Tidal Biology along with animal descriptions
• Student narrating using video a "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (suitable for a podcast)
• Five variations on the graphic novel (comic style) layout for digital storytelling
• Demonstration of a Venn diagram (draggable graphic objects; also relevant to whiteboards)
• Demonstration of a jigsaw puzzle
• Exploration of molecular formulas by manipulating the component ions
• Demonstration of adaptive switch device activity (I will bring a switch by RJ Cooper Assoc.)
• Personalized start-up pages on a network for student portfolios that the students maintain themselves
If anyone has any other particular areas that you would like me to have resources or examples for, let me know. I can probably find them! :)
Here are some sample images from the projects and tutorials planned:
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