Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How to make a mind map

For our project we should use mind maps to visualize what we want to communicate. This is what Wikipedia define as a Mind map:
mind map is a diagram used to represent wordsideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generatevisualizestructure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying andorganizing information, solving problemsmaking decisions, writing and speaking.The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories.
Now, this is an interesting video that shows up how to create a mind map:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Paraphernalia – a short animation

In modern usage, the word paraphernalia most commonly refers to equipment, apparatus, or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity. "wikipedia" 

Watch the following short story...

Paraphernalia from Sabrina Cotugno on Vimeo.

Paraphernalia from Sabrina Cotugno on Vimeo.

Now, read these questions and discuss them with your classmate:

Why is she all alone?
Where are her family?
Where was the gentleman heading?
Why did he crash?
Why had he invented such a wonderful flying machine?
What are your thought about the name of the short film?
Do you like the ending?

Now, Can you write a short dialogue for the story? What are the characters names? What do they say?. Record the dialogue and post it in your blog.... Work in pairs.. and have fun.. !!!

* this idea was adapted from a post shared by Tom Barret

and...... keep on shining Love and Peace!