Region 4 DigiCamp 2015: Stop Motion 101

During the week of June 15-19 I had a blast. Yes! The real fun was going on at Region 4 ESC. We were blessed with 17 fourth-grade students from Holbrook Elementary School to participate in our new Region 4 DigiCamp. The talented students received hands-on instruction in video production, digital lessons and stop motion animation.

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Why so many tools?!

Take a moment to look at your hands (yes, you should wash them more often!). Because of your hands, you have the ability to evolve more quickly than nature does. Amazing, right?! With these tools (your hands and fingers), you can grab, smash, throw, catch, push, pull . . . You name it! You can do the most complex tasks, like braiding hair or collecting change from a vending machine.

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Welcome to Pixels4Kids

Design, Code, Play, Learn.

Letter to Parents

Dear parent, teacher, or guardian,

Welcome to Pixels4Kids. This is Jordi Pol-Mir, a multimedia developer at Region 4. In this blog, we are going to enable young artists to develop their own ideas from beginning to end. Pixels4Kids wants your kids to be independent problem-solving artists who embrace available technology to accomplish their goals. While mastering the art of programming through HTML, CSS, and Javascript, they will discover amazing ways to enhance their projects using multimedia resources.

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