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We’ve got some good dancers in our family! And some brave kids!
Check out lots more pics from Saturday’s fun at Frontier City’s “Fright Night” in this Flickr set. Also check out episode 5 of “The Zebra Print,” which Sarah and Rachel recorded LIVE from the top of the ferris wheel at Frontier City Saturday night!
This summer Sarah and Rachel wanted to start their own iCarly-style webshow, and decided to name it, “The Zebra Print.” I helped them register the domain name (www.thezebraprint.com) and get the site launched. We created a YouTube channel for the show as well as a Twitter account. Sarah selected the WordPress blog theme and made sidebar customizations, I helped her add a ClustrMap and add Feedburner chicklets. We published the first episode in June, but busy schedules have prevented us from publishing the rest. We still need to publish episode #3, which was recorded in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. For now, however, there’s three episodes for you to watch. It’s going to be exciting to see the girls develop their on-camera communication skills. (Some of us certainly have an apparent flair for the dramatic.) Enjoy!
This afternoon my girls and I were able to have LOTS of fun with my sister and nephew, making art at Kaleidoscope in Kansas City. In these two videos, Rachel explains how she is making a puzzle, and you can see the puzzle cutting process.
This was some magnet art I created on the whiteboard.
I am just interested about what other people like about the twilight characters. I will only have 4 characters but I know there are more.
I have never seen Twilight or any of them but I have heard a lot about it so I know some things about it.
Enjoy this Survey!!
Sunday was the 9th performance for Sarah in the Oklahoma Children’s Theater performance, “Twice Upon a Time.” The theater group had a professional photographer take pictures during the shows, and we collected fifteen of the images which include Sarah in this Flickr set. Way to go Sarah! Here are some of my favorites of our howling wolf!
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 audio podcast to iPadio with my iPhone over 3G from the school cafeteria.
It’s great to have opportunities to talk about what the students have learned as a result of DOING science. I really enjoyed the opportunity to not only visit with Sarah but also several of her classmates about their projects and learning.
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.
Yesterday members of our family became owners of a new trampoline, and much of my afternoon / evening was spent putting it together. Let’s hear it for opportunities to be OUTSIDE and get lots of EXERCISE jumping and playing!
Last year on Earth Day for the Film on the Fly digital storytelling contest, my kids and I created the three minute and fifty second video, “Go Green, Go Electric!” My son (who was 11 at the time) did some the editing for this video using iMovie, and I did the rest. In following the rules for “Film on the Fly,” we shot all the video for this movie using a cell phone. Since we wanted different people in different scenes (and my son couldn’t legally drive the car) we alternated being the videographer and being actors in the movie.