For my computers class we were asked to create something that had to do with technology but also could relate to education in some way. Together with two other people (Sarah and Gaby) we decided to create a stop motion video as well as a wiki page that relates to the Grade 8 Saskatchewan curriculum- Unit 2: Stands of Wellness. During this unit students begin to learn about eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia.
At first we thought that this would be a simple project and that it wouldn’t take long to create a stop motion video and a wiki that would relate to Anorexia and Bulimia (mainly anorexia). It took as an entire day to take all of the pictures for our video as we had to move the fridge magnets little by little and take a picture after each thing we changed…over 8 hours later we had over 500 pictures that we had to now put into a video using Windows Movie Maker. Making sure the timing was right for each slide and then incorporating the music so that it sounded just right was a very difficult task and took up a lot of time. On our wiki we provided information about anorexia and bulimia but we also included information about how the media has such an effect on people as well as a few numbers for people who may need help or know someone else in need.
Through this project I have learned how to create a stop motion video which before this, I was clueless about. I have also learned that twitter is a great tool and a way to get my video and wiki out in the public eye. I hope that this video and wiki is able to touch other people in some way or be able to have this incorporated into a classroom lesson.
Here is our video and the link to our wiki will follow this.

http://health355.wikispaces.com

Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to hearing what you think!

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