Monday, March 11, 2019

Dr Amanda, William and the Blood Box

This is a 3 week catch up on whats been going on behind the scenes ...

We are on "Round 2" of the "blood box" and William has made it his mission to help improve the 2018 Blood Box"

He has sent Amanda a video as an introduction and a plan of attack for the 2019 model
link here..........  William to Dr Amanda

So far William has re designed the box to a more streamlined version and adapted the name by making it an insert/stamp like motif... Dr Amanda commented that the old one would have blood etc in it and it was hard to clean

So Williams solution was to fill the lettering "holes" with resin to make it flat while still having the Marina View School name visible...

at this stage we have sent it back to Amanda for a review and feedback

Dr Amanda has sent back a reply via video

William will review the video then we can have a discussion on the next step

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Week 6 and "we rock"

We are all so pleased with the movies and games we have produced in 5 weeks.

The feedback the students have given says they thoroughly enjoyed the unit.

Our pephas we recorded with audacity we very successful and to put them into Crazytalk and animate the cartoon characters were brilliant

We will post the finished movies to Linc-ed along with the comics they produced as a pdf...

We dipped our toes in using Gamefroot and want to continue using it to learn more more coding - most of the students gave it 8 or 9 out of 10 for ease of use so we look forward to doing more coding next term

we will post a few examples here later this week

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Welcome to 2019 Tech

Welcome to 2019 Tech
We have an exciting time this term with lots of new programmes to learn.
Our topic is "Our Voices are Powerful" so we have tried to integrate the tech' and computer work to create content made by the students.

this will be over 5 weeks with a 90 minute lesson each week.......



Everyone has a Pepeha or Mihi to say this term so we thought we would create a few assignments for the students...

Using Comic Life we are going to create a comic based on their pepeha so each line in the pepeha is a segment in the comic

Each segment is going to have 2 speech bubbles - one Maori and one English
insert that - then add a picture to complete it

Sounds simple so far .......

They are drawing a cartoon character of themselves.. either from scratch or using a template....
do this on A4 then outline it in felt pen
We take a photo of it to insert into their cartoon (#1) and into Crazytalk 4  (#4)

Audacity - we have written the pepeha and said it out loud so now we use Audacity to record ourselves saying it - save the files as a sound file and then it goes into Crazytalk

Crazytalk 4 - we need to work out how the programme works first then explore how we can use it to display the pepeha...

After exploring we worked out this assignment...

Using the cartoon they drew we took a picture and loaded it into Crazytalk 4 - set up the eyes and mouth points and then saved it
We loaded the sound file from Audacity into Crazytalk and then voice synced it to the cartoon.

Play it and the cartoon is saying their pepeha !!!!

now convert it to an avi movies and we ARE  DONE !

use the gaefroot website to make a game based on their pepha...
the best way is to use their tutorial to create it

this is just a brief introduction to coding...

gamefroot is a NZ company so we are trying to support NZ companies !

we will be posting samples by the end of week 4 or 5

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Minecraft Worlds to view

We got each group in each class to tell us about their world in 30 seconds

Yes - some went over  - but some of the worlds are looking fantastic

So much time - effort and creativity went into them !

Room FLS  #1

Room FLS  #2

Room 25

Room 26

Room 29

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Perception Neuron

This, for us, is a major highlight for our Tech' for the year
We are on a steep learning curve and have just started and we have lots of students lining up to join..

Little steps and we are hitting the ground running...

Thanks to the staff at Reallusion for helping us get it all organised and sorted

Watch this space !!!!!

Perception Neuron 1

Perception Neuron short for MVTV

STEAM Classes with China

We have 4 teachers this term who are having Dual classes of STEAM with classes in China.

Room 15 STEAM

BEATOP - the software we use to communicate with China

We also had a group of Chinese students visit Marina View School for a week to have an intensive STEAM course with our students

China 1

China 2

China 3

China 4

China evaluation - reflection

Term 3 Inquiry and Technology

This term we have an exciting project for everyone
They are going to look at Art and Culture for the first 3 weeks and do a 3D family Tree
Thats a big project to complete in 3 weeks but it is achievable

Senior Word Cloud

In week 4 to 10 we will be researching our own chosen topic about a particular country culture or a part in history that interests them - example - Pirates, Vikings, The Eifel Tower, Egypt

They then do the research and present their findings as a google slideshow
Once they have done this they then build the city - town building, structure in Minecraft.

Each group will assign different aspects of the build and then, using the 4C's work on completing the "world" before week 10 when they present it to class.
This will also be presented in the Art Exhibition in Week 10 in the hall

Here are some videos we made to go on MVTV to show what we are doing during the term

Export the world

Minecraft Seniors

Minecraft August 30

After we had made our world we looked back on how we did and reflected on the result
Minecraft reflection

 Sophie and Ali    Sophie and Ali were making some art projects to compliment their research for their art and culture topic

We have posted videos to Flipgrid on what the students have achieved throughout the term. If you go to Linc-Ed on your child's login then you will be able to view their video and the Minecraft Reflection slideshow they made as well