Today We Will:
1. Review the Assignment.
2. Navigate the lesson tutorials.
3. Brainstorm ideas.
4. Work on our projects!
Choosing a Setting
The setting of a story is where and when it takes place. Choosing, changing, and customizing your setting isn't too hard in GoAnimate. The video below will show you how!
Creating Dialogue or narration
There are many ways to tell a story in GoAnimate. You can click on a character and use the text-to-speech feature. You can click on the background and choose "narration". You can also use speech bubbles. Watch the video to see how it's done.
Actions, Close Ups, and special effects
In this video, I demonstrate how to use the camera, use special effects. I will also use a sound effect in this video.
What are we doing?
Your goal will be to create a short, short animated story using a software tool called GoAnimate. A story has five basic elements: Characters, setting, plot, conflict, resolution. It isn't as hard as you think - you've been reading, watching, and listening to stories since you were born.
Why are we doing it?
This project will give you a chance to practice your writing and revising skills. The text-to-speech feature works best with correct spelling and complete sentences. Your classmates, teacher and I will be there to help you revise and edit your work, so don't worry about being perfect.
This project will also give you a chance to use a popular video creation tool, which has a lot in common with other video creation tools. You will need to think critically, work collaboratively, and be a problem solver.
Today, follow the link below to sign in to GoAnimate. Get familiar with the tools:
1. Create a scene with dialogue.
2. Try using movement or actions.
3. Add music or sound effects to a scene.
4. Create your own character.
Start planning ahead - come with story ideas for your next media class.
English Language Arts
W.184.108.40.206: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. English Language Arts
W.220.127.116.11: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. English Language Arts
W.18.104.22.168.a: Independently select writing topics and formats for personal enjoyment, interest, and academic tasks. English Language Arts
SL.22.214.171.124: Create an individual or shared multimedia work or digital text for a specific purpose (e.g., to create or integrate knowledge, to share experiences or information, to persuade, to entertain, or as artistic expression).
Today We Will:
1. Create a "TerraTech" page on our digital portfolio websites
2. Post a screenshot or our airplanes.
3. Post a short description of our airplane project.
Directions and Video Tutorial
First, you need to take a screenshot (or screenshots) of your Terratech creation. To do this, open Terratech, load your saved game, get the angle and zoom that makes your plane look good, then press "PrintScrn".
Save your picture to the desktop. Then open Weebly, create a new page for your website, and post a picture with a description of your plane. Below you'll find video tutorials. The first video is about capturing your screenshot. The second shows how to create your Terratech page for your website.
Underneath the picture of your plane, you need to write a one paragraph description of your creation. What should you write about? Here are some ideas:
1. The name of your plane!
2. Your plane's best features - is it fast, heavy, pretty, or stocked with weapons?
3. How does it fly? Does it blast off? Does it fly straight, or want to dive or pull up like my plane?
4. Does it have a specific use?
5. Does it have any problems?
6. How many and what types of engines does it use?
7. Does it have any armaments (weapons)?
8. What is your favorite part of the plane?
Here is the description of my plane as an example:
"The "Bjerk Bomber" is a tribute to the biplanes of long ago. This plane is not very nimble. It turns very slowly. Because of its two large wings and upward angle, it takes off very quickly. It isn't slow, but it isn't all that fast either. The fastest I have flown is 125 miles per hour. It gets its thrust from four propeller engines and two small rocket engines. The fuel pods add extra weight that is hard on the wheels. This plane also has two heat-seeking missile pods on its upper wings, though they sometimes misfire into the plane. While it's not perfect, this version of the "Bjerk Bomber" is much improved."