- get close to your subject to get good audio
- keep other people or unrelated backgrounds out of the shot
- start filming 5 seconds before the action
- use hand signals to communicate with actors
- stop filming 5 seconds after the action
- DON'T FILM IN TALLSCREEN
- DON'T PHOTOBOMB OTHER PEOPLE'S SHOTS
- DON'T MAKE LOUD NOISES: OTHER PEOPLE ARE FILMING
Speaking in unison
Public Service Announcements
You have two options for instructions for this investigation. First, here is a video:
You can also download written instructions here
This is one of my favorite games of ALL TIME (that's a geology joke). Go to brainpop.com/games/landformdetectives/
and try to figure out how some of the most incredible places on Earth transformed from boring lumps of rock to magnificent landmarks.
Students in the past have often thought of Caritas as a life changing experience. We're going to capture some of that experience by interviewing each other about Caritas.
Think about what you did and learned at Caritas. What are some questions you would like to ask your classmates about their experience? Here is a list of sample questions the class came up with together:
- What is one thing you learned about yourself?
- What’s something you learned about nature that everyone should know?
- What is one thing you learned about your class?
- What was your favorite meal?
- What was one way you pushed yourself?
- What thing you would share with your family?
- Where did you see God last week? In what way?
- How did you connect with SONG?
- What was your most meaningful experience?
- What was the most challenging club to join?
Write up your own list of questions to ask a classmate. You can include as many of the questions above as you like, but add at least 3 of your own.
- Write down your answers to your own questions, as a way to prepare for your interview.
- Write down the iPad # your team is using.
- Partner 1 films Partner 2 asking the questions. Film it all as one clip, leaving 3-5 seconds between each question.
- Partner 2 films Partner 1 answering the questions. Partner 2 should start filming, ask the question, and film Partner 1's response. Be sure to leave 3-5 seconds between each question.
- Repeat steps 2-3 the other way around (Partner 2 films Partner 1, etc.)
Follow the instructions below to import video from your iPad:
- Log in to the iMovie account
- Import ONLY the clips of YOU ASKING questions and YOUR PARTNER ANSWERING questions
- manual --> uncheck all --> select clips --> import checked
Follow the instructions below to edit your interview:
- Log in to the iMovie account
- Create a new project titled <Your Number> Caritas Interview
- Drag and drop video clips of you asking questions and your partner answering questions. These should alternate.
- Add a title and music as an intro and outro.
- Add a "lower third" to identify the interviewer and interviewee: "Person's Name - Student"
- When finished, Share --> Export Movie (size large)
Google Sketchup is a program for Computer Assisted Design (CAD). Unlike most CAD programs, Sketchup is completely free! We're going to use Sketchup to map our perfect community, but first we need to learn some basics. Download the tutorials and follow along to get a feel for the tools in Sketchup.
"Crowd sourcing" is one of the most interesting and useful ideas to come out of Web 2.0 ideology. Wikipedia.org is the most popular example of this idea. On Wikipedia, thousands of people contribute to an ever growing encyclopedia of information. People who are experts in a field can offer their own knowledge and insights to improve the encyclopedia or update it to reflect recent changes. It turns out that everyone at school has expert knowledge of a page that needs updating: Christ the King School in Pleasant Hill, CA!
Wikipedia uses its own code to mark up text. Mark up is how Wikipedia and the web browser know, for example, that some text should be bold
, and some text should be a link
. Here are two guides to Wikipedia markup:
Follow these guides to mark up your writing for posting to Wikipedia.
To extend the Birthday Geography
project, let's make a picture of ourselves at our party!
To complete this assignment, we'll be using Photo Booth and Photoshop Elements 10.
- Find a background picture of the location of your birthday party. Make sure it is a large sized image.
- Open Photo Booth and take a picture of yourself that you will place on top of the background.
- Open both in Photoshop Elements.
- Use the Quick Select tool to select yourself. Leave out your chair, the background, and anything else around you.
- Copy yourself!
- Go to the background picture and paste yourself in.
- Adjust the size of either your picture or the background, using what you learned about layers and Command-T (transform).
- When you're done, go to File --> Save for Web. Save the file using the preset JPEG High. Now it can be viewed by any computer or web browser!
This year we'll be using Khan Academy to practice our math skills. To get set up, follow these directions:
- Go to KhanAcademy.org
- Click Log In
- Click the Button
- For email, enter your whole address @ctkschool.org
- For password, enter your email password
Now you're signed in to Khan Academy! This will let you save your progress, earn badges, and review topics. Use the steps above to log in from now on, even from home! Next we're going to add me as your coach so I can see your results.
- Click on your username
- Click Coaches
- Enter Mr. Dreyfus' email address and click Add Coach
Now I can see your results! Let's get practicing! Click on PRACTICE to check out the Exercise Dashboard.