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An Introduction to Photoshop

In Grade 7, I thought it was time to introduce the higher level computer skills to the students. After 6 or more years of formal computer lessons, I think in Grade 7 the students need to be pushed and discover more tools that are being used by professionals. This is where Photoshop steps in. A lot of people use Photoshop, but a lot of people don’t use it right, or spend way more time than they need to when using it.

My goal was to introduce the basics of Photoshop to the students along with showing them skills that they could carry over into other projects or uses. Their task was to ‘touch up’ a photo of them self then superimpose it on a background of their choice. Here is one great example, if you would like to see your daughters efforts, ask to see theirs in their wiki (online portfolio).

 

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The Writing’s On The Wall…

One section of my school is being demolished to make way for a brand new Kinder and Elementary section of the school. As a farewell ceremony this week, all the students grabbed a handful of markers and scrawled all over the walls, floor, windows and roof of the current Kindergarten and Grade 1 and 2 classrooms and corridors. I dragged myself from my laptop and joined in on the excitement! End of year is always such great fun!

There were some other great photos, but I have withheld them to protect the privacy of my students and the photos used don’t display any faces.