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Entries from May 2010

Sarah’s Birthday List

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Wondering what Sarah wants for her birthday later this month? Here’s her list!

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Tags: sister

Rachel learns to draw new things on Art Snacks

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Today Rachel used a video by John Steven Gurney on the Art Snacks learning community to draw a reversible face. This is the “man version:” Turned upside down, this is the “baby version!” Rachel recorded an explanation of how she used Art Snacks to learn how to draw this, using iPadio on my iPhone. Here’s […]

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Tags: art · littlesister

Origami on YouTube

May 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have for some reason become interested in origami again. I had not done it in a long time but I suddenly searching for new origami figures to make. The first video I found was on how to make a phoenix. ┬áThe phoenix is very hard and very fast. It took me three try’s and […]

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Tags: brother · origami

Mittens the Cat on TuxPaint

May 14th, 2010 · No Comments

This is a picture of Rachel’s stuffed animal cat, “Mittens,” which she drew on TuxPaint. Technorati Tags: draw, paint, cat, kitten, computer, tuxpaint

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Tags: art · littlesister · technology

Rachel explains how the eye works

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Rachel (age 6) asked today about why other people in our family wear glasses and she doesn’t. She shared what she learned today about how the eye works. http://ipad.io/Jch This was my napkin sketch I used to try and explain this to her. Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from wesley fryer’s posterous

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Tags: littlesister · science

Sarah’s Bread and Humidity Experiment

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Today was the science fair at our local elementary school, and Sarah shared what she learned about humidity and the science of baking bread. I brought my iPhone and interviewed her (using iPadio) at her exhibit in the cafeteria, and took several photos as well. It took about three minutes to upload this almost-four minute […]

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Tags: school · science · sister

Alexander’s Award Ceremony at Classen SAS today

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Alexander received four awards today at Classen SAS in the 6th and 7th grade awards assembly. We were sitting on the second row and I was able to video him receiving his certificates from Mr. Chaffin. He received awards for Beginning Band, Honors Science, Debate, and Social Studies. Alexander also received a certificate for “Most […]

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Tags: brother · school

Sarah’s iPad Fingerpainting with Brushes

May 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This morning during our carpool into Oklahoma City, Sarah (age 9) drew the following “fingerpaint” drawings using the program Brushes on my iPad. I uploaded these directly from the iPad to Flickr using PixelPipe. Technorati Tags: art, ipad, draw, drawing, brushes

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Tags: art · sister · technology

One Rice Thousand Gold: A Remixed Story by Rachel

May 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

This is a story Rachel (age 6) typed tonight all by herself on our family netbook. We printed it on our home printer, and then she read it aloud. I recorded her oral reading using the iPadio application on my iPhone, which created this embeddable audio version. Rachel based her story on the Starfall.com Chinese […]

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Tags: books · littlesister · technology

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