Video Tutorial: Using an Animated Gif as a Sprite in Scratch (AppSmash with Scratch and Piskel)

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!

Critical Multiculturalism through Student-Led Filmography: GAEA Presentation #2

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

How To Handle "Extra" Art Time

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