Oct 012019
 
  1. Copy Stormbreaker cover
    1. Save with a different name
  2. Create complete cover with spine and back cover
    1. Match the style of the front
  3. Copy another front cover
  4. Design your own front cover
Sep 302019
 

j2e5 skills

Year 3

  • Enter username and password
  • Select items (arrow tool – double click – blue squares)
  • Delete items (select, backspace)
  • Undo
  • Click and drag
  • Resize, rotate, reposition items
  • Change effects – colours, thickness, bold,…
  • Use tools
  • Duplicate items (drag )
  • Search for media within j2e ()
  • Save ()
  • Locate work

Year 4

  • Attention to detail
  • Choosing fonts
  • Layering items
  • Crop images
  • Drag select more than one item

Year 5

  • Use websites to generate content eg cooltext
  • Stretch images in j2e (shift-drag)
  • Attention to detail
  • Group items
  • Shape crop images

Year 6

  • Attention to detail
  • Independently use tools
  • Focus on audience, purpose
  • Actively solve problems

Learning skills

  • Is positive when exploring new tools
  • Has a “hands down and have a go” attitude.
  • Is sociable – ready to help, accepts help
Sep 192019
 

LF: j2e tools

  1. Go to “my files”, “shared files”, your class folder
  2. Open the Farming book cover and edit
  3. Use the tools in j2e to copy it as accurately as possible.

Things to consider:

  • Start with the cover background colour and build it up in layers.  Break the problem down – DECOMPOSITION
  • Use 3 OR 4 KEY SEARCH WORDS to find an exact picture match
  • Large background picture – crop then lock in place
  • Search for png images (without white background), eg google “apple png”
  • Copy and paste images from the Google Chrome (or drag onto j2e page)
  • Choose font carefully
  • Use layers (like a paper collage) = piles of paper tools bottom right
  • Keep improving…

Useful tools…?

Stormbreaker sphere video:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=17c6qWtFTbxyR4Oob5jG59-uxL6naW2ti

Finished?

Have you copied the book cover exactly?

  • Layout
  • Spacing
  • Colours
  • Pictures
  • Fonts
  • Positioning

Choose a contrasting book cover to copy.

What have you learned about good cover design?

Sep 202018
 
  1. Typing
    1. LF Keep hands still – fingers on home keys
  2. Finish j2e5 skills page and save
    1. LF Use more tools in j2e5
      1. Have a go – try something – be resilient
      2. Be accurate
  3. Book covers
    1. Go to “my files”, “shared files”, your class folder
    2. Look at the different book covers
    3. Keep the cover you are doing on the page.
    4. Use the tools in j2e to copy one of them as accurately as possible.

Things to consider:

  • Start with the cover background colour and build it up in layers.  Break the problem down – decomposition
  • Use 3 or 4 search words to find an exact picture match
  • Large background picture – crop then lock in place
  • Search for png images (without white background), eg google “apple png”
  • Copy and paste images from the Google Chrome (or drag onto j2e page)
  • Choose font carefully
  • Use layers (like a paper collage) = piles of paper tools bottom right
  • Keep improving…

Useful tools…?

Stormbreaker sphere video:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=17c6qWtFTbxyR4Oob5jG59-uxL6naW2ti

Finished?

Find “More Stormbreaker book covers” in shared files and have a go at another one…  What different skills do you need?

Feb 282018
 

Finish border

  1. Finish your volcano border – see last blog

Title

  1. Add the title:  EXTREME EARTH
    1. You could use the cool text website
      1. Choose a style
      2. Type the title
      3. Create logo
      4. Drag and drop to j2e5
      5. or
      6. RH click on the title – copy image
      7. In j2e – CTRL-V to paste

Add pictures + text

  1. Search volcano, earth, earthquake pictures in j2e5
    1. resize, position
    2. crop
      1. drag the middle blobs
      2. choose a crop shape
  2. Add words to do with the topic:
    1. mantle, magma, lava, volcano,…

Add name

  1. Add your name and class at the bottom

Editing

  1. Space things out evenly
  2. Look at some book covers to help you with your design