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Friday, March 16, 2012

Hillwood Assignments

Welcome Mr. Clarke to class today. He'll be leading everyone through the making and filming of a stop-motion claymation activity.

To start the morning, though, practice typing using this website. At the bottom of site's page, you will find code that you can embed onto The Herald, if you like.

Now, watch the following claymation videos and get inspired:


If you finish early, tackle one of the following stories:
  • Write about how to take photos of people. Please include tips for taking photographs that are cited to this source, as well as information from Mr. Clarke. Read this list of 10 tips for taking photographs. Which ones seem most important to you? Include at least three of your favorite photos from this National Geographic site in your post. Why do you consider them good photographs?
  • Write about how to take photos of cities. Please include tips for taking photographs that are cited to this source, as well as information from Mr. Clarke. Read this list of 10 tips for taking photographs. Which ones seem most important to you? Include at least three of your favorite photos from this National Geographic site in your post. Why do you consider them good photographs?
  • Write about how to take photos of landscapes (what is the difference between a landscape and a city?) Please include tips for taking photographs that are cited to this source, as well as information from Mr. Clarke. Read this list of 10 tips for taking photographs. Which ones seem most important to you?Include at least three of your favorite photos from this National Geographic site in your post. Why do you consider them good photographs?
  • Make a Wordle
  • Explore your neighborhood with Old SF. Write your first post about your neighborhood and what it looked like long ago. Include images in your posts.  
  • Start taking this free online typing course for kids. Each week, write a review of the site.
  • This assignment will take patience: Here's a new site that promises easy-to-do editing.

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