Visual Learning Fun and Games

Cartoon You (Design Assignment)

I used this picture to alter because I thought it would look amazing in cartoon form. I ididn’t use the traditional cartoon version I used a different style one:

Original picture

I used Befunky.com to alter the picture. I explored with first creating a cartoon version with the cartoonize feature. Once I did that I began to expore other changes that the site offered. I played with the tinting and color. I sharpened the the image and even added text. I enjoyed using this digital tool and when I got the hang of it I really explored all the possibilities. This is what I created:

Cartoon Me

A Word…. A Picture…. A Story (Video Assignment)

I came up with a list of 9 words to create a story with.I wanted to make a story based on love. so the words I chose were:

boy, girl, fall in love, pregnancy, fight, baby, make-up, family, happily ever after

Next, I went on google to find a picture to represent each of the words I came up with. The last step is to make a video using the pictures Here is my video:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/3WS-PLN64Fs[/youtube]

I use Imovie to create the video. I had never used the program before so I learned a lot. I learned how to import clips, create new clips, selecting a theme for the video, and lengthing the each clip. After I did that I added transition clips to make the video flow better. After I did that I was ready to view the video and finalize the project. After that I up loaded the video to youtube. I liked that I did this project because I learned how to use a video editing program and I think it will benefit me later on.

 

 

 

Credit Card Overload

[youtube]http://youtu.be/vIYIL2E2rwc[/youtube]

Five Core Design Elements

1  Rules

You are given a credit card with a limit on. You are then shown five prizes to look at. You have to pick 3 of the five prices who values, when added, is less than the credit limit on the credit card. Each item is selected one at a time and after each item is selected its value is subtracted from your credit limit. If you choose 3 items that total under the credit limit you win all 5 prizes shown.

2 Core Mechanics

strategy, adding skills good knowledge of pricing

3 Goal

Choose 3 items whose values total under the credit limit given.

4 Space

table

5 Components

  • credit card
  • 5 prizes and their values
  • 1 player

My own version at play     

PRIZES                              

Item #2

Item #3

Item #4

Item #5

             Credit Card Limit

The Three Items Selected and their prices

Item #5

Item #4

Item #2

Winner!!!!!

Modification

As a group we choose this game to modify. Each of us had to choose something about the game we would modify or change. For me I thought of  adding a “Bailout“. This is s set amount of money (cash) that is set to the side. If the player, for example, selects two items and feels that they may go over there limit when they select the last one, they can choose to use the “Bailout”. What would happen is the player would give up the cash in the bailout and that amount of money would be added back to their credit card limit.

If the “bailout” money isn’t used and the player wins then they win all 5 prizes and the bailout money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINNER!!!!!

*Thoughts Come to Life*

Noah and Jacob’s creation

Growing interest in bringing the ideals of maker culture into education would help students grasp better understanding of the concept or lesson that is being taught to them. It would be beneficial for lots of reasons, students can learn on how to put their thoughts together and accomplish exactly what they are thinking of and or about. Creativity plays a major role, as where it gets one to think and use their knowledge and past experiences to develop they something they wish to create.

“Maker culture represents the desire of individuals to return to a lifestyle that includes a person making their own life tools and understanding how the machines that we depend on operate.”

The imagine above shows two brothers- Noah and Jacob playing with their water gun. On the side, we are able to see their cardboard made house. The two boys are very imaginative and are always looking to create something. Tina Budnits, their mother calls this idea – “Tinkering.” When Noah and Jacob work on their creation, they use everything but direction.

My name is Uzma Qasim. I am an undergrad student here at York College- CUNY pursuing my dream of becoming a teacher. I am majoring in Childhood Education w/ Psychology. I’ve wanted to become a teacher my whole life. At the age of five, my interest in teaching began. I always wanted to teach my peers how to draw, read and do math. As i matured, my passion for teaching became a lot stronger. I began working with children of all ages, teaching them how to be able to read and write became appealing to me because children’s are very impressionable, interested in learning and receptive to new concepts. I enjoy tutoring students and helping them build confidence in ability to achieve, both academically and socially.

I can imagine using these ideals in my K12 classroom to get my students excited about learning. Getting their imagination to actually come out to life would not only help them understand but also feel comfortable in having to express themselves.

“Remember everything that’s been created came from someone’s imagination.”