Produce an animated film using Claymation eg Wallace and Grommit. Each school will produce one animated film each. Students will develop technology skills team work skills autonomous work habits researching skills students personal creativity Aim of the Project
Students from the Tweed Learning Community Tweed River High School Banora Point Public School Tweed Heads Public School Tweed Heads South Public School Carool Public School Bilambil Public School Some TAFE students will be available to assist students when creating their piece of work. Who?
When: Arrive at 8.15 to begin at 8.30 and finish at 2.30. We need to be out of the computer room by 2.oo so recess will be 11.00 and lunch will be at 2.00. Thursday 28th July Thursday 11th August Thursday 18th August Thursday 25thAugust Stay tuned for when we have a presentation of achievements. This date will be set closer to the conclusion to the project. When
What will they will need Cost - No cost for the program at this stage will be required. If students which to purchase a T-shirt then parents will need to purchase this. The cost at this stage will be $20-25. Resources – students will be provided with a kit including pencils, diary, usb stick etc Lunch – bring a packed lunch or students can use the canteen Be aware that each school group will need to take a computer and school camera. You maybe asked by your teacher to help transport these resources to each week of the project.
You will be required to get your child to and from the venue. Please be on time. The students have a limited amount of time for the project and cannot afford to be away. Transport
Students will be required to Write WEEKLY reflections from the session on the project blog. They will be able to upload pictures etc. Students can write what they learned, what they did, the best part, ideas they have. Instructions on how to use the blog will be on the site. Over the 5 weeks of the project students will be required to make an animation using a simple program called Pivot Man. Students will be given a copy of the program on a usb stick. They can save their work on their usb stick. They will need a pc to use this program. Tasks can be completed at school. Please negotiate this with your teacher. Your support in ensuring these tasks are completed would be very much appreciated. Homework
What is a blog? A blog is a simple website that allows us to share information with a wider audience. The blog for our projects will only be accessible for students/teachers with a DEC user name and password. Parents can access the blog using their child’s login details. Students will access blogs through the portal. In order for your child to be involved in the blog a parent permission note handed out tonight will need to be completed.
A video about how the creations were made will be produced Students by the completion of the project will upload their creations to a website. This will be live on the internet but no photos of students will be submitted. Video and website
Any communication will occur via student email. Please ensure your child is checking their email for any messages every few days. Communication
Video Conference Throughout the project we hope to connect with a cartoonist from Queensland via a video conference. We hope to allow students to talk to him about his job and give some cartooning tips/hints
What are your responsibilities? Ensure students are on time and attend every session unless absent Provide a packed lunch or money for lunch from the canteen Ensure students are writing reflections on blog Ensure students have completed their animated piece using Pivot Man. A copy of this software will be given to students on a usb stick. Complete the permission forms tonight and return
If you have any questions throughout the program then please see your teacher representative. Questions