For our first assignment, I chose to focus on the works of Cia Guo Qiang, a Chinese artist who uses a truly shocking medium to express himself. This assignment introduced me to a fantastic new way to prepare class material, using Imovie to edit demo/lesson videos.
For this assignment, my group and I were tasked with creating a unique lesson plan featuring use of an app available on any app marketplace. We chose to feature an app called 'PlantSnap', a program that students could use to identify flowering plants in their neighborhood. From there, students would work in groups to create a hybrid plant composed of bits a pieces of they plants they had researched on their own.
This was my first time creating a lesson plan, and having the support of my group - who went above and beyond all expectations - really made a huge difference.
Below are files with copies of our presentation, as well as each individual section of the lesson plan.
This project was a ton of fun! My first experience using a 3D printer, I think this would be an awesome assignment to incorporate into future classes. Tinkercad is a great program, and eases the steep learning curve associated with most modeling software. In the future, I will remember to make certain parts sturdier, and I will post a painted version of the model here if time allows.
While we somehow managed to get it done by the deadline, this assignment was a serious challenge in terms of time management. Caroline worked really hard, and the final product was entertaining and well executed. I have never animated anything using PhotoShop, and found the program to be well suited to this sort of work.
For my 'How to' video, I chose to share one of my favorite curry recipes. This was the longest video I've edited using iMovie so far, but I feel that I'm familiar enough with the program that it will be a useful tool when putting together demo material for classes.