Coming in Fall 2018 : Little Bits drop-in times at the library

I’m very excited to be planning a number of new drop-in events that will be happening throughout the year at the Library Commons here at Hawhorne!

One regular drop-in time will be for gr.3 – 9 students to use Little Bits.  Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. Have you seen these amazing electronic building blocks!?

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“TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.” :

See them in action:

We will be having drop in times a couple times a month for students to come in and work with these Little Bits blocks to invent and learn more about how circuits work.  Who’s excited?!

Animation, movies, and computer resources: we have it all!

We’ve recently had a number of awesome resources returned to the library  and what better place to show them than here on the blog!?  If you’re interested in borrowing any of these, please let your Home teacher know and I will set them aside for you!

Animation: 

The Animator’s Survival Kit : A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion, and Internet Animators by Richard Williams

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Stop Motion Animation : How to Make and Share Creative Videos by Melvyn Ternan

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Learning Blender : A Hands-on Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters by Oliver Villar

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(also another book to borrow from us about Blender – Game Development with Blender by Dalai Felinto )

Movie-Making

Movie Making Course // 2nd edition Expanded and Updated for the Digital Generation by Ted Jones

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Using ADOBE

3 Adobe “Classroom in a Book” official training workbooks :

adobe photoshop adobe plash adobe pro

  1. Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 edition
  2. Adobe Flash Professional CC 2014 edition
  3. Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 edition