New Technologies

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1) Research a new technology. Use one of these websites to get you started:

  • Gizmag – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields
  • iTechFuture – Future technologies, gadgets, devices, green technology and more
  • Wired GearDaily technology news
  • PBS Technology –  News articles about new technologies

 Specialized webpages:

2) Create a 30 second commercial advertising your technology using Movie Maker or Animotocall me if you want to use Animoto, and I’ll get you a student account.

  • Use one of the 6 advertising techniques.

  • Include a slogan.

  • Collect the URLs of the images you use.

  • Add music!

  • When you finish your commercial, get the instructions from me in order to embed it in your blog.

 

 

Movie Maker Portfolio

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I hope you enjoy using Movie Maker to create a portfolio of your work. Requirements:

  • At least 5 of your favorite projects
  • A screenshot of your blog
  • It should be only 30 seconds long
  • A 30 second soundtrack
  • Animations
  • Transitions
  • A title
  • A caption on each image
  • One or more visual effects
  • Credits (your name and soundtrack credit)

Use these websites for music: FreePlayMusic  or  Incompetech Music

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Create an Avatar for your Blog

Congratulations, you have completed your blog set up!

The last part of set-up is to create and upload an avatar.

 Step 1: Create an avatar.

Link 1 –Doppleme (drag image to your server when you finish)

Link 2 – Portrait Illustration Maker

Link 3: My Blue Robot Avatar

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Link 4: Anime Avatar Maker

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Step 2: Upload your avatar to your blog – 2 places!

Log into your blog, then ask me for the direction sheet!

 

Finished? Work on Fireworks or try this website: Your Life on Earth

If you have finished…

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After some hotter than summer days, we are back to more normal weather. However, people living from the midwest United States to the east are dealing with FREEZING weather. Can you even imagine having to:

  • Scrape ice off your car windshield every morning
  • Dig your car out from under several feel of snow every morning
  • Having busses not running because there’s too much snow on the road
  • Getting dressed every day with hat, boots, mittens, scarf, and jacket
  • Not losing your hat, boots, mittens, scarf and jacket at school
  • Having your pipes freeze, then burst at home so you’re without water!
  • Being stuck in your house since it’s not safe to go out.
  • Trying to avoid having icicles fall on you.
  • Trying not to slip and break a bone as you walk on icy sidewalks
  • Shoveling snow off your roof so your roof doesn’t collapse!

We are spoiled!

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Pick one of these topics to find out some info and photos about. Create a new PowerPoint, and show us some of what people are dealing with!

Here are some places to look, or just Google “Snowmageddon 2015”

17 Photos of U.S. Record Breaking Snow

Snow & Ice Photos from Weather.com

What Record-Breaking Snow Really Looks Like

Unreal Photos of New England Buried in Snow

3 Key Facts Presentation

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The objective of the presentation you will create is to pick a topic, and tell us three key facts to help unlock the topic for your classmates.

These facts should be:

  • Demonstrated visually (get us at least 3 gorgeous images per fact)
  • Facts that are new insights for us – surprise us!
  • Documented: where did you find your information and images?

Here are some resources to look through if you need ideas for your “Three Key” presentations. If you already know what your topic is, go to Google and find your three key facts.

1) How Stuff Works

2) Wonderopolis

3) Live Science

4) National Geographic Kids

5) The Kids Should See This

Look into the Future…

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1) Research a new technology. Use one of these websites to get you started:

2) Create a 30 second commercial advertising your technology using Movie Maker or Animotocall me if you want to use Animoto, and I’ll get you a student account.

  • Use one of the 6 advertising techniques.

  • Include a slogan.
  • Collect the URLs of the images you use.

  • Add music!

  • When you finish your commercial, get the instructions from me in order to embed it in your blog.

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3. If we don’t run out of time… blog about the technology.

  • Explain which advertising technique you used for your commercial. How are you trying to sell your product? This needs to be a full paragraph, so give details!
  • When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:

 

Samples:

This one is not a commercial, but it shows you what Animoto can do. Remember, ask me to make you a new account if you want this option!!

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