QR Code Creativity
For club, make sure you have a way to scan QR codes (hopefully we have more success than the first meeting).
QR Codes can be a unique way to share projects and information. You will learn how to create your own.
Side project: they can be modified 30% and still be read. Could you create QR Code art using any drawing app on your device?
Device Exploration *if you have different types of devices, bring them
Our district (and many people in the district) have iOS devices, like an iPad or an iPhone. What are the advantages or disadvantages for each? We will compare Team Apple vs Team Orange.
Ms. Butler will bring an Android Tablet, Windows Surface, Google Glass, and a netbook. What device(s) can you bring? Will you be on Team Apple or Team Orange?
More directions will be posted next week, including the apps or websites you will need.
Visual Design Principles, when working on a mobile device. Think of the Latin phrase "Carpe Diem" to remember each of the elements:
C - Contrast. Elements that aren’t the same should be very different so they stand out. You do not want a sea of boring.
A - Alignment. Everything on the page needs to be visually connected to something else.
R - Repetition. Repeat styles to make the image seem intentional and thoughtful.
P - Proximity. Proximity creates connections. If things are related, they should be closer together than elements that are not related.
E - Edu Connections. A really creative image not connected to the learning objective will not earn you credit.
Have at least one app to add text and effects and another app to group images together.
There are many choices out there, you are not just limited to the recommended apps.
Six Word Story
We are going to test what you learned with the Six Word Story challenge.
First: Use a picture you have.
Tell a story with 6 words.
Not five, not seven, exactly six.
Post your finished images on Edmodo.
There are many examples out there, including a Flickr group with plain images and 6 word captions.
Three great examples (besides Ms. Butler's to the left):
We are going to meet on Monday, May 12th for the last BYOT Club of the Year.
It will be a chance to showcase and play the games developed and coded by students.
With extra time, there will also be opportunities to use Google Glass. We will create videos with tips for next year's students.
BYOT^4 Blog for students at Hershey Middle School.