I found some videos on one of my favorite websites about aviation. The poster embedded the videos from YouTube.
The first is a short video about building B777 in 30 secs, but that is not how they really build it. It is creative, though.
So, you have the freedom this week to create your own homework based on your Creative Expression Project. The only rules for this are:
- You have evidence of your homework the next day
- You make a detailed comment on this posting to tell us what you did
Think carefully about the following questions and then write a comment to share your thoughts.
- What inspires you?
- What people have inspired you through their actions, ideas or acts of creative expression?
- What inspiring experiences have you had in your life?
- What things are inspiring you at the moment?
Make a comment to tell us which thing or things inspire you to express yourself creatively. Also, share some ideas about how you might express yourself and why that would be a good way to do it.
Here is episode one of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution so you can watch it again if you like. But, why are we watching it?
- Because Jamie is a very creative person in the way that he cooks and creates recipes, the way that he tries to solve problems and the way that he gets people’s attention.
- Because Jamie’s “ideas and actions can cause a shift in thinking and change the course of history” (the central idea for our PYP Exhibition).
- Because Jamie is a modern day hero!
- Because food is so important.
The central idea of our current unit of inquiry is “creative expression is a process of inspiration, limitation and reaction.” But what does that first word mean? What does it mean to be creative? What does creativity mean?
Discuss these questions with someone at home and then make a comment to share your thinking with us. Check the posting a bit later on again to see if you need to reply to anybody to make the conversation come alive.
Image from brainzooming.com
How has Arts Week been so far? What have you enjoyed? What new skills have you learned? How have you been inspired? What would you like to do more? Who did you enjoy working with?
You have many choices of ways to write and present your writing. To help you make your choices, I will give you a list of questions.
What do you want to write about? What moments, experiences and conversations were important for you? What responsibilities do you have when you write?
Who do you want to write with? Of course, you can work alone, but you also have the option to collaborate with other people in a number of ways.
Who are you writing for? Who is your audience?
Why are you writing? Why is it important to know the reason you’re writing?
How will you use writing to express what you want to say? How will you make sure people will want to read your writing? How will you get your writing read by other people?
For homework, today, spend some time brainstorming answers to these questions and then make a comment to tell us what you’re thinking. Read the questions very carefully and put some good thought into how you will answer them.
I found these videos on the internet
The people that are in these videos or made these videos must be very creative!
I was reminded by the work of Theo Janssen when I saw the photos the boys took of the structures they made.
It also reminded me of some of the sculptures made by Andy Goldsworthy in Paula’s posting:
We have been finding powerful and high-quality images to visually communicate emotions and feelings. We use Creative Commons to find images that are good quality and that we have permission to use. We download them into our image library folder and then put them into PowerPoint so that we can work with them. Once we’re finished, we save them as a JPEG and upload them to our Flickr account.