Graphic art plays a very important part in our learning at Pt England school. Lots of our students are like me and love doing graphic art and are really good at it.This is because we start when we are really young! I started when I was 5 years old! And I'm still doing it. Our new entrants start of by using Kid Pix to draw their own pictures about what they are learning. And we just get better and better at it as we get older. No one at our school is even allowed to use clip art. We draw our own pictures or take photos.
We start creating animations of our learning when we are very young too and we all begin by making Kid Pix Slide shows. As we get older we learn to animate our work in programmes like Pixelmator, I can Animate and iMovie. My favourite multimedia programme is hyperstudio and I like using it to create animations of the things I write about. Then I publish them on my blog for the hole world to see and give me feedback. Did you know that Roger Wagner, the man who invented Hyperstudio asked our school to be the beta testers of his new versions! He really likes how we use Hyperstudio and he even showed my work and some of my friends at the Mac world convention in America this year!
My favourite part about publishing my animations is writing what I have made and adding my point of view to it. Then I publish it on my blog for the whole world to see and give me feed back! i think that this is a great way to show people what we have been learning about and everyone likes watching them!