Monday, December 20, 2010

Ambassador - Graphic Art

In 2010 I have been an ambassador for Pt England School.  My role has been to talk about my learning to hundreds of visitors who have come to our school from all over the country and around the world.

This video shows you what I had to say about how Graphic Art helps us learn - and is fun!

Ala - Graphic Art from KPE TV on Vimeo.

This is the transcript of my presentation:

"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 am still doing it!
Our new entrants begin by using Kid Pix to draw 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 programe 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 whole world to see and give me feedback.

My favourite part about publishing my animations is writing about what I have made and adding my point of view to it. 

Then people can tell me what they think. Creating animations is a great way to show people what we have been learning about, and everyone likes watching them. "

Minister Heatley speaking to us after we gave our presentation.

Minister of Housing, Phil Heatley, was one of the people we presented to this year.

1 comment:

  1. Ala it was really interesting to hear your presentation. I teach my children to create their own graphics too and there is no clip art allowed in my class either. You speak with confidence and pride and I am sure you were a wonderful ambassador for your school.
    From Mrs McGhie