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Go Blue (or, Go Maize)

I completed my first visual assignment last night.  I chose to use the color splash on the University of Michigan football helmets.

I have always loved the contrast in colors of the maize and the blue.  The Michigan uniforms are unique, and thought the color splash would go well with the helment.

 

 

I used GIMP to complete this assignment.  It was a lot easier than I though it would be and I really enjoyed it.  The color splash is cool way to add emphasis to certain parts of the picture.  Cool stuff.

 

Here is the tutorial I used, which was straightforward and overall very helpful.  http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Selective_Color/

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Two related objects with drastically different sizes- TDC22

For today’s daily create, I have taken a picture of two Angry Bird nets.  The smaller bird is the blue bird, that breaks into three separate  avian missiles.  The larger bird is the black bird, that drops the bomb.

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Tomorrow, my students will be exploring 3-D geometric nets.  They saw me constructing these before class today and needless to say, they are very excited to create their own.

I found these on the web, from Little Plastic Man.  Here is the link, if interested.

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My Personal Cyberinfrastructure

Well, here I am.  I have decided to start a personal blog, which will include among many things, a reflection on my own teaching practices, collaboration with other educators, and my involvement with ds106.

My top two motives for starting this blog:

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