Digital Skills

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Scratch is a great tool to use with students of all ages and abilities because of its low floor/high ceiling/wide walls approach to learning. In Part 2, we will explore some ideas to get teachers thinking about ways to use Scratch as another tool for students to showcase their learning.
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Do you need pointers for participating in twitter chats? Watch this quick video for tips and tricks to start using tweetdeck for twitter chats.

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In this video, John explains how to edit his cooking video of the frittata.

Create a Scratch game. Join Colin for a step-by-step digital learning session. Everything you need is right here and all pictures for this tutorial are in Scratch. This is a great digital learning activity for anyone who has used Scratch a little in the past and wants to take it up a notch. Visit www.scratch.mit.edu and Have fun! #MakerFun For more online learning visit www.brilliantlabs.ca

Writing stories can help youth share their feelings, while teaching them valuable literacy skills. In this short tutorial Sarah visually shares how to create a www.storyboardthat.com story. Watch and create your own! Don’t forget to share it with us on any of our Brilliant Labs social media channels.

Your message or cause for change, whether it be in your community or a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG), is important. You will want to create images and videos that will spark emotion and create a Call to Action. In this video, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Spark, a free to use software, that will help you develop beautiful engaging videos that will motivate others to join your movement, share your message or support the needs of others. Learn more about the U.N. SDGs https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/

Get Adobe Spark: https://spark.adobe.com/

Make: https://spark.adobe.com/make/video-ma…

Adobe Spark on iOS: https://youtu.be/Q2oyYMTjDQg

How to use Adobe Spark to Create a Video (Desktop Version):

https://youtu.be/H6gWqMaHYwY

Resources for Media Assets

Creative Commons / Royalty Free Photos:

https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

Computers have the ability to process information much faster than humans. What if they could be taught to learn like we can? Today’s video is all about creating models that can help our code to learn about different hand signals that represent peace.

We will be using the mBlock website to create our code: https://www.mblock.cc

We will be teaching our code using a technique called “supervised learning”, but there are other types of machine learning. To learn more about this interesting subject you can watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1wlC…

Create a 3D prototype of the space debris invention / solution designed in the morning Maker Fun Challenge.

Watch it print here: https://youtu.be/SDxZb-iP_Fk

Need a quick lesson in Tinkercad? Check out our Digital Skills Tinkercad video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWRGK…

Become a global Citizen Scientist! Make your own local environmental observations, in particular cloud cover, that can compliment NASA satellite observations. Why are clouds important? How can we help monitor cloud conditions? In this digital skill, we will use the Globe Observer App to help answer these questions and become a Citizen Scientist.

Join the GLOBE observer App community to help collect scientific data for NASA, students and other scientists worldwide.

https://observer.globe.gov/about/get-…

Cloud Cover Identification Chart: https://www.globe.gov/documents/34861…

Why Observe Clouds? (from NASA): https://youtu.be/TNc5qjj8ZZE

In this video you will learn about the parts of a satellite, and how to build your own.

Dans cette vidéo, vous découvrirez les différentes parties d’un satellite et comment construire le vôtre.

Today we will create a skyline animation using the parallax effect. It is this effect that gives many of your favourite video games and animations their feeling of movement. Our character will look like they are moving through the animation, but we will really be moving background layers at different speeds to create a realistic movement effect.

Circle Packing

2 years ago

Welcome to an exploration of algorithmic art. In this Digital Skill, students will use Scratch to create an abstract piece of art that is created by code. We call this algorithmic art since your art piece will be created by an algorithm – or a set of rules. For instance can you create a Circle Packing algorithm in Scratch such that a series of circles randomly appear but never touch or overlap?

Students will want to check out our Circle Packing sample here – feel free to remix it and make it your own.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3953…

Here is an introduction to Scratch coding with Wylie Butler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VNAH…

Join Zach and Colin in developing a “choose your own adventure game” to help you discover and explore various hobbies that could lead to a career. Get started here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3988…

Today’s Digital Skill is all about learning some of the languages that computers use to make websites. We will be using notepad++ to write code in HTML and CSS to build our very own website.

Learn how to code the Fibonacci sequence with Scratch! How can you change the code to make different patterns? Can you replicate another pattern from nature?

Musical Sonic Pi

2 years ago

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create your own unique piece of music? What emotions or themes will your music send to others?

In today’s digital skill, we will create a piece of music with new and different sounds in whatever style you choose. Many different effects can be used and the choices of sounds, sequences, amplitudes and variances will create a unique piece that you can share with friends and family.

This digital skill meets the requirements of the Brilliant Labs Multi media badge.

TinkerCAD signup

2 years ago

Quick tinkercad signup instructions

Join Jacob Lingley while he and his special guests, Mary Webber and Natacha Vautour demonstrate how to draw the inspiring Circle of Life with nothing more than a compass. Then take your new knowledge of fractals and reimagine them using CodeBlocks in TinkerCAD. This bilingual presentation will explore the intersection of math, artistic expression and technology.

oin Gary as he introduces the Brilliant Labs Minecraft server and challenges participants to consider how coral reefs are in danger all over the world due to climate change. One way humans have been helping is by building new structures for coral to grow. In this video Gary walks participants through how to access the Brilliant Labs Minecraft server while considering how to build your own coral reef! Learn more about coral reefs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpkJ… (Georgia Aquarium Project) If you don’t have a mincraft account you will need: Computer, Phone etc Minecraft Software and Account Cost $10 – $40 https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/get-m… Register and join the Brilliant Labs Minecraft Server. https://www.brilliantlabs.ca/minecraft Minecraft Coral Crafters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFXkU… 4 types of Coral Reefs: Atolls Barrier reefs Patch reefs Fringing reefs Examples of each reef type can be found in the “Function reefs” Minecraft Lesson Plan (https://education.minecraft.net/lesso…) Fringing Reef: South Molokai Barrier Reef: Great Barrier Reef Atoll: Aldabra Atoll Patch Reef: Buck Island Reef Your Challenge 1-pick 1 of the 4 types of reefs for your design 2-design your coral reef including 1 unique addition (innovation, change, new way of building, new material?) 3-screen shot your project and send us a description of how your design was unique.

Join Christine as she shows us how to use photography to express a point of view. Using FotoJet, a free online photography collage tool, you will learn how to express your point of view about a issue that is important to you, your family or community. By the end of this tutorial you will learn more about taking good photos, the power of perspective, the Rule of Thirds, and how to to use FotoJet to create impactful collages.

Online tools to create a photo collage:

Google Photos:

Pic Collage: https://piccollage.com/

Fotor: https://www.fotor.com/

Fotojet: https://www.fotojet.com

Creating a collage https://www.howtogeek.com/368860/how-…

https://www.fotojet.com/features/phot…

TIps for Photos A 10 Minute Lesson to Photographing Images with More Pizzazz

https://digital-photography-school.co…

Perspective in Photography: Tips For Beautiful Photos

https://www.photoshopactions.com/blog…

Rule of Thirds

https://kidcourses.com/the-rule-of-th…

In this five minute video learn how to open and create a Scratch game and create a sprite. You will learn to set the scene for this scratch game by creating backdrops and designing your sprite. This is part 1 of a 5 part video series.

https://www.footprintcalculator.org/s…

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelop…

https://scratch.mit.edu/

In this video we learn how to code variables and take our first steps using the sprite and backgrounds built in Part 1 of this series. You will create multiple variables that will build your Eco Footprint. This is part 2 of a 5 part video series.

https://www.footprintcalculator.org/s…

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelop…

https://scratch.mit.edu/

In this video we learn how to code if statements and make decision trees. In part 2 we a question, now we will code what the answer means. By the end of this video you will have completed creating the first ‘room’ in your Eco Footprint game. This is part 3 of a 5 part video series.

https://www.footprintcalculator.org/s…

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelop…

https://scratch.mit.edu/

In this video we be creating a new room and additional questions for the Eco Footprint Scratch game, started in Part 1 of this video series. This video concerns ecological footprint questions in the kitchen. By the end of the video you will have completed additional if statements and decision trees for the kitchen portion of the game. This is part 4 of a 5 part video series.

https://www.footprintcalculator.org/s…

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelop…

https://scratch.mit.edu/

In this video we will be finishing our eco footprint game we started in part 1. We will create a scene and questions about our eco footprint getting to school. By the end of the video you will have added the end backdrop and tested your new Scratch game. This is part 5 of a 5 part video series.

https://www.footprintcalculator.org/s…

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelop…

https://scratch.mit.edu/

For today’s Digital Skill, we’ll be using Scratch to create an interactive Earth Day Public Service Announcement (PSA) to share a message about climate action or protecting the oceans. PSAs are videos created to raise awareness and change public attitudes and behaviour toward a social issue.

Today our theme concentrates on goal 14 of the UN SDGs: Life Below Water

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/… Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence.They cover 70 percent of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. Yet, we have managed to do tremendous damage to these precious resources. We must protect them by eliminating pollution and overfishing and immediately start to responsibly manage and protect all marine life around the world. Goal 14 has several targets to create action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans.

https://scratch.mit.edu/

For today’s Digital Skill, we will explore the benefits of using a virtual prototyping space (TinkerCAD Circuits) for complex circuits like the one found inside the child’s telephone toy in this intro. Following this overview of why this toy telephone is being deconstructed, head over to this LINK HERE so my colleague John can take you through how to get started with TinkerCAD Circuits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yzFj…

Computers have the ability to process information much faster than humans. What if they could be taught to learn like we can? Today’s video is all about creating models that can help our code to learn about different hand signals that represent peace.

We will be using the mBlock website to create our code: https://www.mblock.cc

We will be teaching our code using a technique called “supervised learning”, but there are other types of machine learning. To learn more about this interesting subject you can watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1wlC…

Part 1/5 Starting with Diagrams.net In this activity, we will be learning to use draw.io to create a purpose-built flowchart for decision-making. This can then be used to help assess the sustainability of zoos or nature preserves. A flowchart can aid in the decision-making and assessment process. This will start with design, revision, prototype, test and revision of the flowchart.
Visit: www.diagrams.net (formally design.io)
 
Partie 1/5 Dans cette activité, nous apprendrons à utiliser draw.io pour créer un organigramme spécifique pour la prise de décision. Celui-ci peut ensuite être utilisé pour aider à évaluer la durabilité des zoos ou des réserves naturelles. Un organigramme peut faciliter le processus de décision et d’évaluation. Ceci commencera avec la conception, la révision, le prototype, le test et la révision de l’organigramme.

Diagrams.net Orientation Part 2/5 In this activity, we will be learning to use draw.io to create a purpose-built flowchart for decision-making. This can then be used to help assess the sustainability of zoos or nature preserves. A flowchart can aid in the decision-making and assessment process. This will start with design, revision, prototype, test and revision of the flowchart.

www.diagrams.net

Partie 3/5 Dans cette activité, nous apprendrons à utiliser draw.io pour créer un organigramme spécifique pour la prise de décision. Celui-ci peut ensuite être utilisé pour aider à évaluer la durabilité des zoos ou des réserves naturelles. Un organigramme peut faciliter le processus de décision et d’évaluation. Ceci commencera avec la conception, la révision, le prototype, le test et la révision de l’organigramme.

Flowchart Overview and Question Generation Part 3/5 In this activity, we will be learning to use draw.io to create a purpose-built flowchart for decision-making. This can then be used to help assess the sustainability of zoos or nature preserves. A flowchart can aid in the decision-making and assessment process. This will start with design, revision, prototype, test and revision of the flowchart.

www.diagrams.net

Partie 3/5 Dans cette activité, nous apprendrons à utiliser draw.io pour créer un organigramme spécifique pour la prise de décision. Celui-ci peut ensuite être utilisé pour aider à évaluer la durabilité des zoos ou des réserves naturelles. Un organigramme peut faciliter le processus de décision et d’évaluation. Ceci commencera avec la conception, la révision, le prototype, le test et la révision de l’organigramme.

Diagrams.net Flowchart Creation Part 4/5 In this activity, we will be learning to use draw.io to create a purpose-built flowchart for decision-making. This can then be used to help assess the sustainability of zoos or nature preserves. A flowchart can aid in the decision-making and assessment process. This will start with design, revision, prototype, test and revision of the flowchart.

www.diagrams.net

Partie 4/5 Dans cette activité, nous apprendrons à utiliser draw.io pour créer un organigramme spécifique pour la prise de décision. Celui-ci peut ensuite être utilisé pour aider à évaluer la durabilité des zoos ou des réserves naturelles. Un organigramme peut faciliter le processus de décision et d’évaluation. Ceci commencera avec la conception, la révision, le prototype, le test et la révision de l’organigramme.

Diagrams.net Flowchart Creation Part 5/5 In this activity, we will be completing our activity using diagrams.net (formerly draw.io) to create a purpose-built flowchart for decision-making. This can then be used to help assess the sustainability of zoos or nature preserves. A flowchart can aid in the decision-making and assessment process. This will start with design, revision, prototype, test and revision of the flowchart.

www.diagrams.net

Partie 5/5 Dans cette activité, nous apprendrons à utiliser draw.io pour créer un organigramme spécifique pour la prise de décision. Celui-ci peut ensuite être utilisé pour aider à évaluer la durabilité des zoos ou des réserves naturelles. Un organigramme peut faciliter le processus de décision et d’évaluation. Ceci commencera avec la conception, la révision, le prototype, le test et la révision de l’organigramme.

May the 4th be with you! Join us in Star Wars inspired Creative Character Construction! Create a 3D model or avatar of a Star Wars character in Tinkercad or an 8Bit animated character in piskel.

If you have never used Tinkercad before, check out this great starter lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWRGK… Q

ue la force soit avec vous ! Rejoignez-nous dans la construction de personnages créatifs inspirés de Star Wars! Créer un modèle 3D ou un avatar d’un personnage de Star Wars dans Tinkercad ou un personnage animé 8Bit dans piskel.

Si vous n’avez jamais utilisé Tinkercad auparavant, consultez cette excellente leçon de démarrage : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWRGK…

May the 4th be with you! Join us in Star Wars inspired Creative Character Construction! Create a 3D model or avatar of a Star Wars character in Tinkercad or an 8Bit animated character in piskel.

Que la force soit avec vous ! Rejoignez-nous dans la construction de personnages créatifs inspirés de Star Wars! Créer un modèle 3D ou un avatar d’un personnage de Star Wars dans Tinkercad ou un personnage animé 8Bit dans piskel.

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