Students had a focus on the important skills of teamwork and positive communication this week by working in groups to build the best jujube model. Afterwards, they reflected on what worked well in their groups and how they could improve their communication for future!
The latest AWOL outing involved a trip to the Dreamworks animation exhibit at the Museum of History. Students learned about the intricate process behind the creation of an animated feature film. They even had the opportunity to interact with some of the tools used by professional animators!
The students are constructing their own papier-mâché masks which they will use for their “character monologue” assignment. Each student was responsible for creating their own papier-mâché mask based on a character that they created, and then had to write a monologue to performed to the class! Additionally, the students are forging their very own movie […]
A recent AWOL brought students to the Horticulture Building to use Canadian Geographic’s giant floor map “Drawn to Victory.” The map, which depicts the Western Front of the First World War, helped us make connections between grade 9 Geography and grade 10 History. Students worked together to determine the latitude and longitude of various battles, […]
Our students presented photos (like the one below) from their portfolio submissions. There was some truly fantastic work presented in class. The media arts class will be displaying their work in the form of a photo showcase that will run at the Element the week of December 18th. Stay tuned for more details!
Students started Session 3 on the topic of sustainability and were introduced to their new independent research project. Students had the chance to calculate their own ecological footprints and consider what is currently sustainable and unsustainable about the city of Ottawa!
To mark the end of our session on Asia, e1 students had lunch at the Mekong Asian Cuisine restaurant in Chinatown. Students had a choice of several delicious Asian dishes from the menu. Upon our return to school, students did research on the origin and history behind their chosen dish. The humanities IRPs were completed […]
Our exciting session last week involved a trip to Jam Filled animation studios. The students got a tour of the studio (a glimpse into the separate stages of the “animation pipeline”), and learned about the animation storyboarding process. The students got to meet the creative director (Tom) and one of the owners of the company […]
After putting together cover letters and resumes, our Careers students are now exploring different ways of accessing the job market in the 21st century world. Last Thursday they learned about networking from consultant Arun Vanapalli, who spoke about strategies for networking at special events, career fairs, social gatherings, charitable events, and on social media. Students […]
Students continued to share their very own photo editing tutorials with their classmates. They are learning more and more about the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The students have been working hard on their final assignment of the unit (a photo portfolio). We are slowly transitioning into our next unit which […]