Today we will start the class with two more videos. You'll learn the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet and then about HTML. Then you should finish editing your Ancient Rome Powtoon and posted it on your website (using the embed code).
An HTML marquee lets you add scrolling text and images to your website. You can use this HTML marquee generator to create either scrolling text or a scrolling image. Feel free to experiment! To generate an HTML marquee:
We are going to try something different. The students have been learning about Ancient Rome for the past three weeks. Mrs. Wagner and I want the students to pick out something they are personally interested in (about Ancient Rome) and think of a question they have on the topic. They should do research to find the answer. While they are researching the first question, they should be thinking about what other questions they have based on their new found knowledge. It can be directly related or indirectly related.
Here's an example. Let's say I'm interested in Ancient Roman aqueducts.
Create a slide using Powtoon for each question. Include the question, answer, and reference source. You must have at least 4 questions. Here are a couple of places to start your research:
Now that you have finished taking notes on your Ancient Greek landmark, you should be writing your stories in writing class. Today in computer class you will be looking for a photo of your Ancient Greek landmark and taking a green screen photo(s). Next week you'll superimpose yourself into your photo. Here are some sites you can use to find a photo. I like these two sites because it is easy to find a "public domain" or "creative commons" photo. Remember to download the "full size" image and put it in your personal folder. Don't forget to give credit for using the photo. You can save the information in a Microsoft Word document.
Today I will meet with each half of the class for half a period. Everyone did a fantastic job on their Chroma Key photos. I would like everyone to post their Chroma Key photos to their website. You should create a new page on your website, post the photo you created, and write a brief description to go along with it.
Tip #1: Select background images that are 1024 x 768 minimum recommended resolution for 4x6 (if it's less, you may find your images pixilated.
Tip # 2: You can add more than one layer to a photo. If you want to add accessories, make sure you find an image that has a transparent background (PNG).
Tip #3: I have the best luck by opening the background first and then adding Layers (Import From File).
Here are some examples that I created as an example: