For my first remix assignment I thought I’d do a little movie creeping. I really enjoy many movies and found myself at a crossroad when selecting one that can be considered “famous!” Then I thought back to a trip I took to Universal Studios in Orlando Florida for Labor Day and remembered the fun I had eating at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co. All of the great food and Forrest Gump trivia really got me thinking! I decided to creep on Forrest and Jenny and what better way to creep then by including a pair of shoes from my own Nike Collection!
To remix this photo I first went to google images and selected a Forrest Gump photo. Next I went into Pixlr where I selected open URL and inserted the web address. Next I went to adjustment and add image. I selected my own image and after some serious adjusting I inserted it into the original photo. Finally I went to the History Brush where I was able to erase my body to fit into the original screen.
It was truly a fun experience and I cannot wait until my next Remix assignment!
Often times as a student when writing papers and trying to find credible sources I was told NEVER to go on Wikipedia. Today we put our skills to the test and were asked to use an “old school,” Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and Britannica to search something that was Moderately obscure. My group chose the Chokecherry, something that we all have never heard about before. To our amazement Wikipedia had the most information, and better picture options as well! This information truly shocked us all and we were extremely excited about what we had discovered.
When we compared what we had found on Wikipedia to the Encyclopedia Americana, and Britannica the information was rather credible. Encyclopedia Americana as well as Britannica offered roughly 150 words; however, Britannica gave you the first 100 free and you had to sign up to purchase the next 58! Wikipedia on the other hand, offered more information. We were also provided us with different varieties of that berry as well as its consumption. There was a black and white photo in the Encyclopedia Americana, whereas the Britannica and Wikipedia provided us with colored photographs. Wikipedia also added other pictures for us to chose from! This allowed us to really be able to see the many differences and get a better idea of what the Chokecherry was.
All in all we were amazed at how the site that is seen often times viewed as taboo and an absolute “no no,” for educators was the most informative for our experiment!
With my piece I was trying to symbolize Personal Growth. My First Grade class has students that are on dissimilar levels. As a class my co-teacher and I are taking many different steps to ensure that each child makes personal progress. The ranges are so vast that to have a goal where all the students are on or above grade level would be unattainable; however, we are implementing individual goals for each child so they are able to see that they have made progress as a student in our first grade class. This picture is a child (my sister) holding a flower that has not fully bloomed. This symbolizes the children and where they may be now as brand new first graders. She is now reaching for a flower that has bloomed and this is a symbol of her trying to attain her “personal goal,” thus making Personal Growth!
To create this image I first uploaded my picture on pixlr and then used the Adjustment tab. Next I went to Color Splash and used the Magic tab to create the color. I used the Brush as well as the Eraser to touch up some of the areas that I needed to. After I completed that portion of the project I went to the Effects tab and selected the Soft option. I next selected Camille and adjust my amount to 100. I wanted to place a large emphasis on the flowers, because they represented the beginning and end of the Personal Growth.