In which Hank worries about whether our focus on individual accomplishments is self-destructive when the most joyful and fulfilling and impactful things don't look like "success."
Requested by Nerdfighter Kate
13 Amazing Things You Can Make with a 3D Printer
While we say goodbye to Nerdfighter Kate who is moving away, we say hello to a grant that will purchase cutting edge (well, maybe dull edge) technology for the library. And of course since the Nerdfighters meet in the library, it's really for Nerdfighters. Nerds broke into three groups: one to have a goodbye party for Kate, one to make lists of technology desires for the library makerspace, and one to work on logo design.
The Scholastic book fair is next week so we made characters and elements from the Crossy Road game. Boxes and paper and tape, oh my!
We've decided we need our own BMS Nerdfighters logo to show our pride. Below are submissions to the contest. Vote for which you like the best. Qualities of a good logo:
We started with one of the more serious (but hopeful) videos from John then watched Llamas with Hats 2 requested by Imani. It was a perfect introduction to today's activity: animation.
Nerds were shown GoAnimate and Scratch as options for creating short animations. It split nicely down the middle with half of the groups choosing GoAnimate and half choosing Scratch. GoAnimate allowed them to create easy dialogue with a template or create a character and flesh out a whole cartoon. Scratch uses coding to create animations, interactive art, and games. Most didn't have time to complete a project, but enjoyed the tools nonetheless.
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