The Elite Championship Awards Showcase

Review all your finished work over this entire semester and judge them based on what you think is your best work, it could be any assignment that you feel you did well or looks good in the end, however you want to judge.

--Be sure to check your Y drive for files that we did in the upstairs computer lab.
--Choose assignments that you can show the finished work.

Come up with the top three and give them first place, second place and third place.

Put them together in at least a 3 slide OpenOffice Impress showing each one off, per slide, starting at the 3rd place (or runners up) and ending with the winner.

Your welcome to dress up the presentation any way you can to make it look cool.
In the shared folder in a folder called "awards pictures" are resources.

The OpenOffice Impress slide should show off the final work and have a short description of why you liked the assignment, see example.

Copy the finished OpenOffice Impress  file ".ppt" to the shared folder.

Tilt Shift Photography

You will learn how to make a post-processing tilt shift photograph which basically means a picture of a real thing that "looks" like it's a miniature model.

Goals of this assignment:

-Have a tilt shift image of a place of residence (your house, your uncle freds house, your grandpas house, apartment, condo etc, keep it personal not some random celebrity).
-Have a tilt shift image of a school (grade school, middle school, high school, college, your favorite one even if you havn't yet attended).
-Have a tilt shift image of a place of interest / attraction (amusement park, favorite hotel / park / mall, famous building, etc).
-Images captured from -  birds eye view.
-Images must be captured using print screen and cropped in Picasa 3.
-Tilt shift images made at
-fill out the GRADE

The assignment is to learn how to make a miniature model scene of familar places which is called tilt shift photography. The basic principal is that by blurring the the viewer's gaze may be directed to parts of the image the photographer wishes to emphasize. And this direction causes the lifesized objects appear to be miniature in the photograph.
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EXAMPLES - This is my neighborhood guess which is my house, also, where I went to college at Biola University, and the Statue of Liberty.

Do all three steps, three times to complete this assignment.

STEP 1: Find the picture.

First go to then search for the location of interest, start with your house so put your full address don't forget the city and state. Then click on the button "birds eye", on the top you have navigation to zoom out and in and to rotate from four different angles, find one that looks best to you.

Remember you need 3 different locations: 1 house, 1 educational facility, 1 popular attraction / place of interest.

Ideas for Schools:
Stata Center
Arcadia university
Union college
Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium
Encinal High School Alameda, CA
Success Tech Cleveland OH
Ernest R Ellott Elementary
Franklin high school Portland
Cleveland high school Portland
Madison high school Portland
Benson high school Portland
Jefferson high school Portland

Ideas for popular attractions:

Pittock Mansion
Oaks Park
World Forestry Center
Oregon State Capitol
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Eiffle Tower, France
Colossem Rome
RMS Queen Mary
Sydney Opera House
Las Vegas
Lisbon, Portugal
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatica
Statue of Liberty
Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Reichstag, Germany
Washington Monument
Times Square
Pearl Harbor
Trafalgar Square, England
Niagara Falls
Hollywood Sign
Universal studios, Universal city, CA
Sea World, San Diego
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris
Pleasure Beach, UK
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Florida
Grauman’s Chinese Theater
The London Eye, UK
Navy Pier
Temple Square
Waikiki Beach
Myrtle beach
Oregon Zoo
Mount Rushmore
Bosque de la Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Guimaraes Castle

STEP 2: Capturing the image (say cheese).
In most all computers you have the abililty to take a snapshot of whatever the screen displays by pressing the "prt scrn" key which is to the right of the "f12" key in the top right of the keyboard.

Once it has taken the picture it has the picture in the clipboard you need to put (paste) the picture into an image editing program (like GIMP, Photoshop, Paint, Inkscape, or today we will be using Picasa 3).

1. Launch the application Picasa 3 (start > programs > Picasa 3...) get past all the startup popups.
2. Go to the Bing Birds Eye View and press the prt scrn key, you should see Picasa 3 automatically get and import your screen capture for you.
3. In Picasa 3, locate the screen capture, use the Crop tool to keep only the image part of the screen, not all the extra browser buttons and stuff.
4. In Picasa 3, File > Save As, location desktop.*
*If you wanted to keep the file for another day you could save it to your Y drive, but because it is not yet completed, saving to to the desktop and letting it auto-delete as you logoff is fine.

STEP 3: Make it at
Follow the directions provided on the website.
Remember to "get full size" and then "click here to download" and save the file to your Y drive.



Student Work:

Howie Doo'n Test

Auto-complete your own story

Obviously a random story.

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Type your own random story, do a little bit of control but mostly let the auto-complete do it's thing, you will have to press space and the number keys to choose auto suggested words and move on.

I have noticed it works best to force your own periods at the end of sentences.

Click the blue pencil in the top left to turn on suggestions.

Post the finished stories as comments below.

MLKjr Illustrate Quote

Must have text on a path, photo inserted and clipped, new shape and color to hold it all together.

Quotes, suggested but not limited to:
(choose a different one than other students for diversity)

A lie cannot live.

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.

A right delayed is a right denied.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Seeing is not always believing.

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

The time is always right to do what is right.

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Grade coming soon,
copy Inkscape file to shared folder

MLKjr speech slide

You will make a similar slide focused on the same theme.


- Title: Suggestions -> I have a dream, our dream, MLK Jr Speech, Dream, Martin Luther King Jr, etc.

- Your favorite quote out of the I have a dream speech, down towards the end of the speech are the famous quoted areas. click here to see the speech

- Embed the YouTube video of the speech, to do so click "Insert > Video" search for "MLK I have a dream"

- At least 5 pictures of Martin Luther King Jr, or similar themed imagery. To insert an image click "insert > picture" copy and paste an image URL. Find images using Google Image Search

- Everything on 1 slide.

Make it using Google docs, click your name and type your password.




















Consider these layout suggestions.

Shortcut Key Race


Today we are going to do a RACE, which means everyone MUST start at the same time.

IF you scroll down before everyone else you will be disqualified and LOOSE YOUR FREE TIME PRIVILEGE and will have to TYPE at for the entire day.

This RACE should only take no more than 5 minutes, which means after the race you will have A LOT of free time today, yay!

Race rules, follow directions, Mr. Hurst will show you what you will be doing in the race before we start so wait for everyone to get on and wait at the STOP until Mr. Hurst says GO.












MLK Jr. Talking Head Quote

First: Download to your desktop or folder a picture of Martin Luther King Jr's face.

Next: Find a MLK Jr. Quote that you like and select and copy it to the clipboard.

Then: Go to this website
 and then paste the quote into the text box then click OK.

Then: Pick the image that you downloaded in the first step and adjust it to fit and set the red line where his mouth is, click next.

To finish click "Share the Fun"

Then copy the URL which should look like this

And paste it as a comment to this blog using the Name/URL profile.

MLKjr sketch quote

Start the application OpenOffice Writer or Microsoft Word.

Search for a Martin Luther King Jr. quote you find interesting and put it in a document in very large text size so that it can easily be read across the room.

Search for a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr, copy the image URL, turn the photo into a sketch using

Insert the image into the document, format it centered and large enough to fit with the quote on a single page.

Print out the document, also copy the document file to the shared folder / MLK or simply save it in your Y drive.

Ngram Viewer Worksheet

Census Compare

Compare the census data from these top cities using this website:

Look at these ten big cities, see what they all have in common.
Milwaukee, WI
Washington, DC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Denver, Colorado
Chicago, IL
San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA
Miami, FL
Philadelphia, Pa.
New York, NY

Now compare what you saw about those with Portland, OR

What differences do you notice?
Post your opinions as comments

Next and last we will compare the various types of data or maps on just one city, but you are welcome to look at other cities if you would like.

Go back to New York
Change the map type to "income > housing income distribution"
education, etc.

2010 top ten things to remember

This project we are working in small groups, or if you really don't like working in groups work independently if you must, groups of 2 or 3 at the MOST.

Find pictures of 10 things you remember from 2010 and put them in a slideshow using Stupeflix. - click create, don't use the holidays or celebrate themes, add image urls is the easiest that way you do not have to download the photos you find, just copy and paste the URLs.

Here are several websites that have 2010 events.
Note: You are not limited to these websites, feel free to use others and search for more.,29569,2035319,00.html