|Art Rage/ Animator HD Group in Foreground / Photo by M. Weiss|
The MHS iWizards conducted a free* iCreate Workshop for seventh and eighth graders on Saturday, January 17. The iWizards consist of 9th-11th grade students who share an enthusiasm for the iPad. Through a collaboration with the MHS Art Department**, they designed two one-hour sessions for the participants:
1) Students took photos, and became acquainted with how to employ some of Photogene's many editing effects. They then dropped them into iMovie, learning how to quickly add sound and add features.
2) Students created drawings with ArtRage. They then they discovered how to animate the sketches with Animation Creator HD.
Both groups experienced using AirDrop* and enjoyed each other's productions on LED projectors via Apple TVs.
The sessions were entirely taught by the iWizards who turned out in force in order to give lots of 1:1 help to our guests. The iWizards created their curriculum through several weeks of before-school meetings. The following sequence of extremely short videos outlines a portion of the animation group's instruction.
The session began with an iWizard demonstration of what could be achieved with ArtRage/Animation Creator HD
After the projects were completed the iWizards worked hard to collect the files through AirDrop and then mirror them onto the projector.
The Animation group gave a Mercy souvenir to projects that stood out. Below I have videoed one winner's creation. Pretty impressive considering the kids only had an hour to learn two apps and create their masterpieces!
This final brief video shows photographs from the day's fun.
Photos by L. Baker and M. Weiss
*Mr. James and Mr. Bank from Mercy I.T. set up 20 loaner iPads for girls who did not bring their own. They also created a special wifi for our guests and prepped the projectors (with Ms. Corte's assistance).
**Thank you, Ms. Smith, Ms. Rife, Mr. Poris (Art teachers) and Maureen Weiss, Jen Stark (Admissions) for all of your help.