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December 16, 2008

Holy Rosary School > Powerpoint animation

Sam and Kendra visited Holy Rosary school 5th grade computer classes to deliver their lesson using the simple tools of microsoft paint and powerpoint for animation transformations...
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Sam's blog
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/sack0064/digital/project_4_digital_methods_with_children/


Kendra's blog
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/stet0029/digital/

Woodland Middle School > Stop motion

Clark and Andrew spent time at Woodland Middle School, providing a multi-day lesson in stop motion animation. Their lesson used two poems by Robert Frost as the thematic structure for claymation interpretations.

read more on their blogs...
Clark's reflection
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ande4085/digital/project_reflections/

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Andrew's lesson
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/nagah003/digital/my_lesson_plans/

December 11, 2008

Photo Tampering in History

an interesting academic website about the use of photo tampering, especially in news reporting, over the years... This would be good to share with high school students in a photoshop class, included in a discussion of digitally composited images and ethics.

To help contend with the implications of this tampering, we have developed a series of tools for detecting traces of tampering in digital images ...
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/farid/research/digitaltampering/

December 4, 2008

Wanda Gag at the Tweed

Wanda Gag’s graphic art is distinguished by its use of dramatic shadows and highlights, as well as its sinuous, flowing shapes and lines...

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Wanda Gag's Millions of Cats

This week about eighty 2nd grade students from Lowell school in Duluth visited the Tweed to see the Wanda Gag show. Our Art Ed students, Lydia, Andy, and Aily tested some simple drawing and animation lessons with these school children. It went well!

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millions of cats by millions of kids

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Read more on Lydia's blog...
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/kepul003/digital/tweed_museum_of_art/

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Andy at the sand table

More about Wanda Gag on the Tweed website:
http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/exhibitions/gag.html