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Brooklin School participates in the MLTI program. Students from 6-8th grades have their own MacBook Air laptops, K-5 have iPads. We strive to incorporate technology in a meaningful way to enhance our curriculum across all grade levels. There is a technology club at Brooklin School that meets from 3-4:30pm on Fridays. Projects include 3D modeling and printing, programming, using Arduino, graphic design using Adobe software, Lego robotics and more. 

Tech Class final animation project

posted Jun 9, 2017, 10:19 AM by Benjamin Moss

The students in Tech Class have been doing a really great job this year! They've learned a LOT about using Adobe Photoshop to create and manipulate images. They've also been doing some really terrific animation in Adobe After Effects. This video is a compilation of our last assignment using 'Particle Effects' to create animated flames, water, fireflies, smoke, snow, bananas and fireworks! 

3D Genius

posted Jun 6, 2017, 6:45 AM by Benjamin Moss   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 6:46 AM ]

Franklin created his own 3D model in TinkerCAD as part of his Genius Hour project. Seen here he is importing it into the MakerBot software and printing it on our 3D printer!  Great job Franklin!  We will post pics of the final project when it's done.

Thanks, Hank

posted May 22, 2017, 5:47 AM by Benjamin Moss

Our friend Hank at the Surry Transfer Station has been keeping an eye out for useful junk for our technology club. We had some fun last week taking apart an old turntable stereo system and seeing what makes it work! Motors, capacitors, transformers, resistors, diodes and more!  Taking things apart means we learn what things are, what they do, and then we will be reusing them in our own circuits. Next project, signal amplification!  If you have a piece of old stereo equipment that is going to be headed to the dump, why not donate to our program and let us dissect it in the name of science!?  Please, no TVs or tube monitors. Older, outdated receivers and amplifiers have the best stuff inside them for us to reuse.

Generous Donation!!

posted Mar 2, 2017, 7:07 AM by Benjamin Moss
Our good friends at Parts-Express have made a generous donation to our technology program. Soldering stations, plus a $200 credit to shop on their excellent website for electronics that our students can learn with. We will be putting the donation to good use! Photos to come. 
If you have any needs for Audio-Visual equipment for your home, car, PA system and more, please shop their website and support this excellent company.

Who is Ulf Torstein?

posted Feb 17, 2017, 5:36 AM by Benjamin Moss   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

Ulf Torstein is our sports announcer for the Viking Sports Programming Network, VSPN. He was created by the Technology Class. All of the animation is done in Adobe Character Animator and Adobe After Effects by our students. 

We've got this!

posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:53 AM by Benjamin Moss

If you think that this looks complicated, you would be right.  Our students, however, are brilliant. We have been learning complex and sophisticated animation techniques using lighting, camera angles and motion, depth of field, motion blur, 3D objects, shadows and more. It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but our students are doing great. They've got it! Keep an eye on this page for some incredible work, coming soon!

Animate this!

posted Jan 25, 2017, 7:33 AM by Benjamin Moss

Students have been learning how to create animations, from simple to complex using Adobe After Effects. Manipulating layers in 3d over time, adding sound effects and adding special effects are all part of the process. Keep an eye on this page for YouTube videos of their work, coming very soon! 

A picture, and a thousand words.

posted Jan 10, 2017, 12:12 PM by Benjamin Moss

Students in grade levels 4-8 have been learning some new tools since the New Year. Brooklin School has licensed the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs and are excited about using them! Students are learning how to manipulate text and images using Adobe InDesign. Next up, Adobe Photoshop for image creation and photo processing.  The 8th grade has formed two new committees, one to create the school yearbook, and one for the production of an arts and literature magazine. You will be seeing much more about this in the coming weeks. The students in Tech class are also learning to use Adobe Character Animator and Adobe After Effects and are actively involved in producing a new animated Viking Video News segment. Keep an eye on this website to see the result of all this creative energy! 

Setting sail for the future

posted Dec 23, 2016, 11:33 AM by Benjamin Moss

It's heating up in technology club, and class. We are underway with 3d printing in a big way. Our latest creation is this lovely viking ship, printed in our school colors. It was printed in several sections and then assembled. What will we be printing next? Stay tuned and find out.  Our technology class has been hard at work learning animation in Adobe After Effects.  There are going to be a lot of super creative projects to post in the near future so keep this page in your bookmarks.  Have a happy holiday all, see you in the new year!

First 3D Print, check!

posted Dec 5, 2016, 10:34 AM by Benjamin Moss

The technology club met this past Friday, after a hectic day with Wax Museum activities. We were able to produce our first complete 3D printed object, this viking helmet. The viking helmet was gifted by the students to Mrs. Nawrot in appreciation for her support of the technology program. Hugs and happiness were exchanged. We then switched filaments to purple and printed a cat. Both models were downloaded from Next up, printing objects that we create in 3D ourselves. Stay tuned!

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