First and second grade GT students shared the programs they created with Mrs. Cortez's and Mrs. Hutto's Kindergarten classes, Kindergarten students loved hearing the familiar voices narrate the game.
Once their story board was done, students began building the backdrops and sets to film their story. Stop Motion is a video creation process that joins incremental photographs together to create a sense of motion. In the images above, you can see how the boys built their scene and how it looks through the "lens" of the iPad as they take each individual picture.
Third grade GT students have reviewed story elements using Read, Write, Think and have written an original short story scene by scene. After building backgrounds and sets for the action to take place, they will use the iStop Motion App to capture the story one picture at a time with stop motion. Making the slightest changes in the scene with each shot, pictures are joined together to create a video, telling their story.
First and second grade students are starting to explore computer coding. They began with activities off of the computer, teaching algorithms to a Flubby (ask your student). They learned the process of programming by building chunks of code at a time, adding loops (infinite and otherwise), if-then statements, adding speech, speed, movements, and action to their creations through code. Watch for finished work and games linked here soon.