AnimationsThis week in gifted saw the creation of more fabulous animations using Pivot Stickfigure! The Wednesday afternoon grades K - 2 class, most of whom have never used this software continue to impress with how quickly they are becoming proficient at creating animations.
Questions for an InventorStudents from all the classes generated questions that they would like to ask inventor Gary Fong. Gary Fong invented the Lightsphere attachment for flash photography and lives part of the time in Kelowna. After viewing examples of the different photographic inventions he's designed, students from all classes came up with questions they'd like to ask Mr. Fong. Here are some of their questions:
- What inspired you to invent the Lightsphere?
- How long did it take you to invent the Lightsphere?
- Do you find that it is easier to come up with new inventions now?
- Are you working on any new inventions at the moment?
- Why do you like photography?
Inventor Project PresentationsJosh and Zack K from the Thursday morning class presented their inventor projects this past week. Josh made inventor cards on 4 inventors in the style of sports cards. He also elaborated on one of the inventors, Benjamin Franklin, with a comic strip created using Bitstrips for Schools. Zack presented the comic strip he had created (also using Bitstrips) about a fictitious inventor. Both students did a good job and we're looking forward to more presentations from other students in the next few classes.
And those are a few of the things we did... This Week In Gifted.