Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ELP Update & Escape the Room - Backdrops


  • Students received two items today:
    • ELP Contract which due Monday February 10, 2014. This is to be signed by a parent.
    • ELP Blog update dates. The first entry is due Friday February 7, 2014.

Escape the Room Game 
  • First students were to discover an artist either by researching on the Internet or by perusing the Scholastic Art magazines in the classroom.
  • Students created three different backdrops today
    • Introduction - this was a title of their escape the room game and establishing the artistic theme using a fine artists artwork.
    • Directions - At minimum these included:
      • Find three hidden objects in the room and discover art some art history about (name of artist here) to escape the room.
      • Some hidden objects may be useful to escape the room.
      • Press the spacebar to continue.
    • Main Room 
      • Students learned in class about the power of the "Free Distort" tool in Pixlr. This tool allows you to alter the perspective of a layer to create a three dimensional effect. 
Image sources: Floor: http://goo.gl/oGhptk, Eiffel: http://goo.gl/Ixhso7, Wallpaper: http://goo.gl/04gtVI
  • Students then took a screenshot of their Chromebooks and then updated their Scratch blogs with three to four good sentences describing what the learned today.
  • Directions can be found using http://bit.ly/escape_the_room