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Ancient Rome Begins

We are about to embark on our last unit of the year.  It is amazing that school is almost over!  I know you guys want it to be over, but we’ve had some fun times this year.

Anywho…the Ancient Rome unit begins tomorrow and we are going to have a jam packed couple weeks of learnin’ before we start our stop-motion project.

To get you ready for Rome…and stop-motion…check out this video made by a couple students last year. This shows the story of Romulus and Remus, which we’ll be reading on Wednesday.

We Have a Winner

After tallying up the scores and and analyzing the results of the Student Evaluation Spreadsheet, it was decided that “Theseus and the Minotaur” was your favorite video.  To see how your video ranked, check out the chart below.  (Keep in mind that “Hammurabi’s Code” was not completely finished)  The words are a little hard to read, but all you have to do is click on the image and magnify it a little.

Student Evaluation of Stop-Motion Videos

The Finished Product

After a few days fighting with the computers in the lab, we’ve finally finished our stop-motion projects.  Go check out your work on the Projects Page!!

Rate Your Group Members

Group Member Survey

As you finish your project, you must grade your fellow group members.  Please click on the link below to access the group member survey.  Be as honest as possible.  Each member of the group must take the survey and answer the questions for the other members of the group.

CLICK HERE to rate your group members

Back to the Lab

We have two more secure days (not sure if we can get the lab next week) to work onmicrophone this stop motion project.  I think we can get it done.  Most of you have your pictures in order.  All we’ll need to do is add the narration for the scene.  Hopefully, we can do that without tech. problems in the compy lab.

I heard it through the grapevine that our slow computer problems could be solved, but I’m not holding my breathe.

CTRL + S

saveimageSecond day in the computer lab.  The projects seem to be going fine.  The one issue we had was the freezing of some computers.  Unfortunately, sometimes that happens.  The only thing we can do is deal with it and SAVE OUR WORK ALL THE TIME.  This is the most important concept.  SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!  CTRL + S is all it takes.  Learn it, live it, love it.

On another upsetting note…I will not be in class tomorrow.  We will take a short break from the project and continue in the computer lab on Thursday.

Time for Movie Maker

Movie Maker

After a bit of a hectic day in the computer lab, we have finally started piecing together our stop-motion videos.  We’ll be in the lab all week working with Windows Movie Maker.  Hopefully, we won’t have any major issues.

One issue I foresee is the size of the actual picture file.  I think some of them are too big.  This will cause our already slow computers to act slower.  I might be able to fix this problem.  I’m going to go in and resize all of your pictures.  Although it is a little more work on my part, I think it will relieve any headaches this week.

We’re in the Computer Lab This Week

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All week, we’ll be in the computer lab uploading our pictures and piecing them together in Windows Movie Maker.  Later on in the week, you guys will start narrating your script.  If there is time and you are motivated, you guys can add cool sound effects or background music to your video.

All videos must be exported by Friday.

Mini- Me

IMG_1033I’ve made it into some of the stop motion projects.

I think I look pretty good.

If I do a good job acting, maybe I’ll hire an agent and move to Hollywood.

Needless to say, the assignment is turning out awesome.  Keep up the good work.

Its All Coming Together

Shark in the Bath!!After a month of planning and worrying…I think this assignment is coming together.  The true test comes next week when we are in the computer lab.

Most groups are hard at work with their sets.  Keep up the good work.  Keep taking pictures.  Keep on truckin!!

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