First graders practiced active listening strategies while watching a BrainPOP Jr. movie and took one important takeaway from the movie to share with each other. The informational paintings were created in Kid Pix.
Students in 7th grade designed posters using a variety of techniques and software to convey a meaningful message. Students planned and sketched an idea with a message on paper, took original photographs, edited the photographs, often tracing over their own photos in Photoshop, and finally used brushes and text in Photoshop to arrange and design an effective message.
Twelve students' graphic designs were chosen to submit to the 2014 Adobe Youth Voices Awards, an international youth media competition for various forms of media art. Here are the twelve below, in reverse alphabetical order:
Students in first grade learned about non-fiction features recently and then created a diagram in Kid Pix. Together we watched a BrainPOP Jr. movie about forests and students created their own diagram of a forest. They painted the background picture, added appropriate forest stickers, labeled at least three things in the diagrams, connected the labels to the item with a line, made a large title, and finally placed their name in a corner. Check them out!
Kindergarten students created a painting in Kid Pix of a landform. We learned about landforms together by watching a BrainPOP Jr movie and having a group discussion. Students used a variety of paint tools and mouse controls to draw the horizon outline, fill in the areas with the paint bucket, add appropriate stickers of things found within their landform, and used the keyboard and text tool to add a title and name. Enjoy!
Students in 8th grade used their digital painting and graphic design skills to create the Burley School Digital Showcase header images you see displayed at the top of this page. Photoshop was used to create the designs.
Both classrooms of 7th grade students created nameplates using digital painting tools in Photoshop. Students focused on layering a variety of brush styles along with text showcasing their names. The various "images" you see are all brush styles from Brusheezy.com to use in Photoshop. Students attempted to represent a part of their personality visually in their design.
Students in both 1st grade classrooms created digital paintings of various computer parts using Kid Pix software. They chose an item to create after watching a BrainPOP Jr about computers. In Kid Pix, students practiced mouse use (clicking, double-clicking, click-and-drag), adding and typing text, and the computer functions of printing and quitting the software.
During the first Technology classes of the year for 2nd grade students, we discussed the variety of topics they will be learning about in homerooms and in Technology class. Students then chose one topic they were particularly looking forward to and created a painting in Kid Pix illustrating that topic, often attaching a fact they already know or a question they have related to the topic.
Students in both 1st grade classrooms have been refining their digital painting skills in Appleworks. For the paintings below, students learned about landscape paintings/photographs and demonstrated an understanding of the horizon line in their creations. All of the various details in the paintings were created using only the paint brush and paint bucket.
This showcase features student work created during Technology classes and after school clubs. The logo image above changes periodically. Logos were created by 8th grade students in Photoshop. Please leave comments! Students love feedback on their work.
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