October 15-18, 2013

Hope you have a great day off on Monday!

This is more than a blog. Links are instructional and assist with future quizzes.

Follow me on Twitter. #KimBachmann. Students are encouraged to download the Twitter app to their iPhone/Android smart phone, iTouch, iPad.

GAD 1 – “Food Face” projects will be graded next week.

We are learning how to use Photoshop‘s Layer Masking options and how to arrange Layers so objects appear behind other objects. Artists call it background, middleground, and foreground. A creative project will be assigned this week using all newly learned Eraser Tools as well as Layer Masking.

GAD 2 – Thank you GHS math teacher, Mr. Barry Smith! Mr. Smith assisted this class with belonging to the GHS GAD 2 Edmodo group. Homework will be instructed through Edmodo. There’s an app for iPhone and Android devices. Students were asked to also download the app during Mr. Smith’s instruction. Congrats! All students successfully added text and an image to the Edmodo homework assignment ;-)

This week the class homework Edmodo assignment is to place a micro landscape image into their account. Then we’ll look at etiquette and proper responding to online discussions and commenting during class. The Vue in class assignment has to do with spotlights.

CADalso known as Animation/Game Design. We finished up learning about Manga and Anime. The class enjoyed the Anime movie Princess Mononoke. This week we start game design. We don’t just play games. Students create game actors, plan games, learn about gameplay, and collaborate during the learning process. Just like professional game designers. For a few weeks we’ll use the Stagecast Creator app. Eventually we’ll migrate ideas to Scratch¬†(free),¬†Stencyl (free) and GameSalad (free).

Congratulations Game Makers and this week lesson plans

The following Game Design students have had their catcher game placed on the GHS web site! Colton, Kip, Adam, Jake, Landon, Jonathan, Ben, Sydney, Michael, Mason, Lily, Keith, Kamryn, Joshua, and Brittni. You can play their games by clicking here>>>

GAD1 – Learning how to use the 3D tool in photoshop. Then we’ll start learning about the Character Palette within Photoshop.

GAD2 – Scan Buddha drawings, fill with Photoshop gradients after brief discussion of color scheme. We’ll review how to attach human and animal parts to a body structure using Vue. The final assignment is to design a new entity formed from the one of the Four Noble Truths.

Game Design – Review of Catcher game. Then we’ll focus on Pico Board scripting in order to improve Pong game play.