2nd Quarter Technology Club News

Franklin Academy I & II

Weeks 4 & 5: Lego Movies!

Last week we learned the basics of stop motion using the Lego Movie Maker. We practiced photo taking technique and discussed what made the best lego movies:

  • taking LOTS of pictures, more pictures = a longer movie
  • keeping the camera (iPad) in the same place and just moving the lego figures makes it look like a real movie because nothing is moving besides the Lego figure
  • it looks more realistic when there are no people hands moving the Legos; it is important to try to keep our hands (or faces!) out of the pictures

This week we built on that by learning how to add in special effects in the Lego Movie Maker app. The app is AWESOME! Kids are able to add music, sound effects, speech bubbles and change the "filter" of the camera to make the Lego movies look AWESOME! Check out their folders below for some awesome Lego movies!

Week 6: our final meeting

Thank you SO much for sending your children to Technology Club this quarter. They have been an absolute JOY to teach and I always look forward to spending my Wednesday afternoons with them! They are such hard workers and excellent problem solvers. Next week (November 12) is (sadly) our last week meeting together. We will meet at our normal time and dismiss at 4:15pm. We'll be sharing our favorite videos/creations from the quarter show & tell style!

Google Drive

We will be sharing our technology projects to Google Drive this quarter. This link is to a shared folder where each club participant has their own folder where they will put their projects. ANYONE with the link can access so feel free to share with family & friends.


Club Rules & Consequences

Please remind students that even though this club takes place after school they are still expected to follow school rules as well:

Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Kind. Be Your Best.

Club Rules:

Remember the iPad Promises.

Use kind words.

Listen when Mrs. Chaney is talking.

Examine your area and clean up after yourself.

Sanitize hands before using iPads.


1st offense – Warning

2nd offense – 5 minutes off iPad time

3rd offense – 10 minutes off iPad time + apology note to Mrs. Chaney

4th offense – call to parents

Contact Mrs. Chaney

The best way to get in touch with me is via email. I have planning from 8:00-8:55am and try to check email in between classes. I will get back to you as soon as possible!