Archive for November 25th, 2011
Thank you to Julian Silverton, Middle School Science teacher, at Ecolint, Geneva for his reflections on a session:
48 students aged 11 and 12, carrying no passports, but equipped with a pencil, paper, enthusiasm and creativity sat, expectantly, waiting for the journey to begin. Yet, somehow, without us knowing it, it already had.
In front of us, projected onto the screen (though we would forget that it wasn’t real) we saw a tranquil scene……mountains in the background, a rocky landscape, a lake, some buildings – one with a smoking chimney – birds flying around Autumn trees. 48 pairs of eyes… what’s going to happen?
Tim Rylands (like dry lands, but without the duh), asked how they felt, what they saw, smelled, heard. What is going to happen? Where was this place? Was it even on Earth? One student commented it looked like a video game, (and others questioned why we could smell it!) …another that it was an alien world, maybe Saturn, but whatever and wherever it was, the scene was set for some creative writing. Continue Reading
With the Superlame speech bubble tool, you can add life and comments to a picture with great ease.
Add zaps, kerpows and thwacks too!
Whilst there are many comic creators, this tool is quick and easy, quite simplistic, but powerfully intuitive. Bubbles can creep outside the edge of your picture too. A useful tool when investigating speech marks, or story planning?
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One good example of a discussion starter is this film on posting pictures without people’s consent.
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