Connected Messages at IDAAY

Since I have introduced Connected Messages board at IDAAY about 2 weeks ago we have made some great progress. Most the people that have participated are part of a group of consistent teen I work with of the ages 14-18.  One of my goals for this board was to make sure every piece that is hung has a story.  I feel that having a statement with each box allows views to get a more immersive experience to this project.  Also this project was great to get to know my students better and hear about issues that concern them.

The Horror Life by Dequan

The following is by IDAAY guest blogger Dequan: My name is Dequan, and I wrote a movie called The Horror Life.  The movie is about a group of kids that got trapped in Temple College on the day of graduation.  A teacher was going around killing people with two duel wield scissors buy stabbing them in the neck.  I was the main character in… Read more →

The Worst Nightmare by Jazmine

The following is a post by IDAAY gues blogger Jazmine:

Hi my name is Jazmine and today I came up with a movie.   The movie is called the Worst Nightmare, which is a horror film.  This movie is about me and my friends go to see this movie called Smiley after the movie we head home and it becomes real.  The killer is in my house and I go look for my friends but the killer is killing all my friends, one by one.  I wake up and everything just disappeared and I find out nun of it was true.

The actors in my Movie are Me, Myself, Fahiem, Dequan, Leroy and Sharmar.  The people that helped me where Brittany, Mr. Oseby, Mr. Khaleef and that’s it.

My inspiration for writing the was my love of watching horror movies and that made me want to come up with my own horror movie and then if people like it the I would probably make a part 2.

My favorite part about making this movie was that it was fun.  I never made a movie before so its like really fun and hard at some times and I just got to have fun with all my cast and stuff like that.

Exploring the Green Screen

During this week at IDAAY we explored a Squishy Circuits and the Makey makey.  Everyone really enjoyed playing different computer games with their own hand made controller.  From there we broke out the green screen which is were things really picked up.  We started to play with editing from photos but with the help of everyone at the Hot Spot will soon be moving to videos!

New Makers at IDAAY

This week at IDAAY I gained a new group of Makers that will be with me for the rest of Maker Corps.  We started to make a variety of projects.  To get them started we sign a board with their names and some doodles.    We explored LEDs and paper were one teen was super interested in the all seeing eye.  We also started to make tissue paper wire lamps were one maker made a stereo.  These lamps we are planing to hang throughout our space.  In some down time we made a silly band sling shot.

IDAAY this week

So this week at IDAAY we have had 13 participants. We have made a variety of projects which include a castle, beaded bracelets, fabric brades, a light up bow for a young girls dog, and started to take apart some printers. It is very exciting to see the kids come back the next day with new ideas for the next… Read more →