I loooove animated gifs. I'm also falling in love with coding. What's more fun than combining two things you love?!Did you know you can use an animated gif as a sprite in Scratch? Yup! I appsmash with Piskel and Scratch to do this, and I've made a video to show you how!
Here are some of the links/ArtEd bloggers I reference in the video:Phyl of There's a Dragon in my Art Roomhttp://plbrown.blogspot.com/G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S.https://www.gishwhes.com/Ian of Art of Apex Bloghttp://www.artofapex.com/
The full presentation:http://prezi.com/embed/rqup7yzdslua/?bgcolor=ffffff&lock_to_path=0&autoplay=0&autohide_ctrls=0&features=undefined&disabled_features=undefinedVideos to preview for students:(The video below is the project exemplar my students created)//player.vimeo.com/video/66076983 Variety of Society from Cooper Middle School on Vimeo.//player.vimeo.com/video/66586761 Definition of Social Justice from Cooper Middle School on Vimeo.The full process:1. Ask students to identify a topic/theme for a prospective film; it should be broadly associated with “social justice.”a. … Continue reading Critical Multiculturalism through Student-Led Filmography: GAEA Presentation #2
Still from The Painting Today, during Art, we've had a Percussion Performing Arts group visit to share their beats. It has been awesome, but it leaves us with only 15 minutes for each Art class. I like for my students to work large, and to use complex materials (or at least as complex as possible for… Continue reading How To Handle "Extra" Art Time
The claymation videos are in the final editing stages. Some (like the one embedded at the end of this post) have already been uploaded to youtube. This is my second year doing this project and I have to say, it only gets more and more fun. The 8th graders were on fire to be in… Continue reading Claymation Baby!