December 9th, 2014
November 5th – Create a photopeach presentation. Include the Remembrance Day Facts or Why We Wear a Poppy Facts in your presentation.
Remembrance Day Facts
– Remembrance Day is on November 11th
– we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during the wars
– the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 marked the end of World War I
– at 11 am on the 11th of November 1918 guns fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare
– it is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and in other conflicts
– the “Last Post” is traditionally played before the two minute silence at Remembrance Day ceremonies
WHY WE WEAR A POPPY?
– Poppies grew in Flanders Fields, where many soldiers were buried.
– Flanders is in Belgium
– some of the most bloodiest fighting in the First World War was in Belgium
– many soldiers were buried in Flanders Fields
– poppies bloomed in Flanders Fields
– poppies only bloom in rooted up soil
– poppies bloom in warm weather.
– poppies brought hope and colourto those still fighting
– poppies reminded fighting soldiers of life
Wordle is personally one of my favorite sites. This site allows you to create beautiful word clouds. You might find that you create such a beautiful “wordle” that you want to share it with your friends. You can take a screenshot of your wordle.
This wordle was made by Ms Beamish.
This wordle was made by Sim.
This wordle was made by Donald.
This wordle was made by Timothy.
This wordle was made by Shivam
This wordle was made by Kevin.
This wordle was made by Jason.
This wordle was made by Henry.
This wordle was made by Camille.
This wordle was made by Vareena.
This wordle was made by Richard.
At last, something simple, but worth doing:
And something a little more complicated, but worth doing:
Using Swatches to Create Patterns
Happy Spring! I hope you had a nice holiday and are ready to come back and learn, as well as have some fun.
One site we should explore is one that some of you already are on but the rest of us need to get accounts.
Later this week, we will look at a site called Pinterest.
February 14th, 2012 – Happy Valentine’s Day
If you wish to send someone a special e-card, visit 123E-Cards.
January 3rd, 2012
Happy New Year! I hope you are all rested and ready to do some more fantastic work. By the way, did anyone see Santa? I think that my dog, Brodie, did. I heard him barking and then eating some carrots.
This is a great time to experiment with brushes. Lets download some free brushes from:
Another good source is
Layers and Drawing
Let’s try Sumo Paint. You will notice many of the tools are like Photoshop. We will experiment with the kaleidoscope adjustment tool.
Lets have some fun with Photoshop and patterns. We will visit Vimeo which is a great source of educational videos related toPhotoshop and video.
Wow! You guys are amazing with photoshop. I am amazed by the amount of learning happening in Room 309. I want to make you aware of a couple sites that I think you will enjoy. They are
At this site, you can create art much like you do in photoshop.
This may be the closest version to an online version of photoshop. I think you will like this.
October 17th – Uploading Images to Google Documents
1/ Sign in and go to Google Documents
2/ Below the John Oliver Crest are two buttons: Create New and Upload. Press the Upload button.
3/When the drop down menu appears, select file.
4/ Once your image is uploaded, it will appear in the Images and Videos section of your Google Documents account.
October 3rd – And you thought you wouldn’t see me today. Please watch the clip below.
Things to do today:
1/ Try and set up an atomic learning account. If one of you is successful, you can watch the 5 minute Facebook video. If you cannot set up your accounts, no worries, we will do it later.
2/ Go wild! Kidding. Go creative. Use one of the tools/applications we have worked with and create a surprise for your classmates and myself.
What tools/applications have you worked with?
– fake magazine covers
Get your JO Atomic Learning Account
You all should start using your Atomic Learning Accounts. My what??? Your Atomic Learning account. How????
Log onto http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/ or simply go to atomiclearning.com
What is my user name?
Your user name is your google email address: _ firstname.lastname@example.org
What is my password? It is atomic.
Once you are on the site, please create a password that you can remember.
Okay, but why do you want me to go to this site?
There are many tutorials on this site. There are even tutorials for facebook.
Using Photobucket to Create Awesome Effects
1/ Go to photobucket and get an acccount. Photobucket
2/ Upload a photograph of yourself to photobucket.
3/ Mouse over the top of your photo and when you see the word “edit” click on it.
4/Use the “Effects” menu to create 5 different effects on the original photograph of yourself 5 times. Each time you create one effect, you should save your photo as “save as” and give it a name. When you finish you will have 5 different photos.
5/ Email me your 2 favorite photos as a attachments.
Cyberbullying: What is it? What do you do if you are a victim? What do you do if you are a bully?
Watch the video at the above link. Do you think this is harmless fun or simply cruel?
This link provides some interest information about what cyber-bullying is and where it takes place:
I made this image with Face in Hole. The link is Face in Hole
Have you ever wanted to be on a magazine cover? Well, now you can. Visit Fake Magazine Covers
Another fun thing to do is create slide shows with great images and music. I recommend the following 2 sites: