Project 1 Digital Storytelling: Comic Strips and Basic Animation: In these sessions we will use a range of software tools to help us tell onscreen stories. Pivot Stick Animator, graphic tools and movie making software will be used to create simple animated stories, and later Microsoft Publisher, online comic strip makers and video stories will be used to help us learn how comic strips work to tell stories. Working on these projects will help you learn how
- to use digital tools to plan sequence and tell stories.
- talk can be useful in rehearsing, drafting and writing stories,
- Appropriately chosen images can add new depths to the things you want to say,
- to add callouts and captions to engage our readers with the stories we want to tell.
Project 2: Podcasting, Vlogging and Interactive Presentations: This will be your chance to use multimedia to explore, share and celebrate with others some of the things that interest us. We will use Audacity, Photoshop, Soundation, Moviemaker and Mediator to create and share our own multimedia content to celebrate and share individual areas of interest or expertise. The content you create will either be presented through a web page style presentation created in Mediator, or depending on how things go perhaps even through use of class Wiki Spaces that will allow a wider world audience to get a glimpse. Key messages and areas of learning to be addressed throughout our work will be e safety and decision we should make around the information we choose to share with others and how we can share it safely.
Project 3 Designing and Creating simple computer games. During these session we will be exploring and thinking about computer games and how they work. We will create a small group company, who will use a tool called GameMaker to design, program and create maze or paddle type games that we can share with friends and play on our computers. There will also be opportunities to use graphic tools to create our own game characters, backgrounds and objects. Because these games will be your own creations, we can’t be sure exactly what they will be like. One thing is for sure though we are bound to have fun, playing with our ideas, and hopefully each other’s completed games online. To complete the project we will develop an advertising campaign for our new Best Seller, this may mean drawing on skills from earlier projects.