February 24 – 28th, 2014

GAD 1 – Completed Pen Tool “Art Transforms” assignment. Then we will start learning how to manipulate Text when using Photoshop. The goal is to create a unique work of art using only text.

GAD 2 – Completed Rube Goldberg water sculpture animation due to drop box. Continue independent study and hand in another work of art focused on your study.

Game Design – Completed catch game due. Test on Tuesday. Eleven questions. Study guide provided in class and is posted on previous blog post. Then we’ll learn about the Scratch Pen Tool and various ways to manipulate the scripts.

Great things going on next week

First…apologies. I had severe flu like symptons Feb 3-7. Too many absences. Great subs though! And Ms. Scott (asst. principal) made sure subs were contacted and in place. Instruction also continued since my intranet lessons were in place. I’ll grade everything this weekend. MP3 interim grades will be up to date by February 10.
Instruction February 10-14
GAD 1. Students learned how to use a difficult Photoshop tool. The Pen tool. Making shapes and creating a silhouette should have been completed and handed in this week.
Onto, the Harlem Renaissance. Adapting the Pen Tool to create an original work of art.
GAD 2. We went on a mini field trip today. Out in the courtyard is a drain spout. We researched Rube Goldberg then students submitted sketches for a kinectic sculpture that moves (physics) when it rains. Soon each sketch will be visualized using Vue software and animated. I wonder whose design will be chosen to be made by a CTE class or a Goochland artisan?
Game Design (aka CAD 1) Did your son/daughter mention we started using Scratch to make games and design games? Its a free app. Download to your computer and instruction can continue during absences. Assignment was due Thursday to make/remix a Pong game. It’s like ping pong but computer like.
On Monday we will focus on some text tools and create a fun name animation. But first, we’ll use a new way to give input to each student’s Pong game.