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  • kvnmcl 5:36 pm on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: creativity, inspiration, ,   

    Myst returns 

    Myst V - End of Ages

    Over the next 2-3 weeks we will be strolling through ‘Stories set in Imaginary worlds‘, a unit of work from the Literacy  Primary Framework. It suggests a range of activities including using digital media as well as ‘traditional’ books. Teachers are left with a choice – use the activities suggested, adapt the acitivities suggested or take the objectives and create your own activities. I’m going for the latter. (More …)

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    • Mark Warner 6:49 pm on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck with the unit Kevin… I’m looking forward to hearing about the results as our school prepares to use Myst to inspire learning throughout Term 5!

      • kvnmclaughlin 6:56 pm on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the comment Mark. I’ll update our adventures on my blog and I’ll also get my class to use the class blog too. I’ll look forward to finding out how your school uses Myst too.

    • Tim Rylands 6:53 pm on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck with your unit Kevin… I look forward to reading about your travels. Keep in touch. HAVE FUN…AND… TAKE YOUR TIME 🙂

      • kvnmclaughlin 6:58 pm on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I will definitely take my time 🙂 I discovered that with my last excursion using the game – there’s no need to get to the end just because ‘school time’ dictates. If we haven’t finished the game by the unit end then there’s always after half term and beyond. Let the FUN commence

  • kvnmcl 6:26 pm on June 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: animation, creativity,   

    Creative animation 

    Over the past few weeks I have been teaching my class film making techniques and encouraging them to go off and create a short film of their own. One group decided to create an animated short based on a very simple idea of two characters playing games. I helped the group develop the idea along with a storyboard and editing but they did everything else – filming frame by frame using ‘I Can Animate from Kudlian Soft’, Windows Movie Maker and some natural sunlight (we didn’t have any other lighting unfortunately). The 2 minute short is a wonderful demonstration of student creativity.

    Give them the tools, teach them how to use them and let them create.

    [blip.tv ?posts_id=2296708&dest=-1]

     
    • MBarrow 6:33 pm on June 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It is indeed a fantastic example of creativity. Well done to all involved.

    • libwithattitude 7:14 pm on June 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      That’s excellent what talented students you have!

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