Monday, March 19, 2018

Soundation S2 17-18

As you enter the room today, go to your GMAIL and click COMPOSE.  Send an email to Mr. Scribner ( with the following information:  (SUBJECT: Effects of Music, Today's Date).  Please read the following article to yourself:

Once you have read the article, please answer the following questions in the body of the email to Mr. S:

How Does Music Affect You In Your Daily Life?  How Often Do You Listen To Music?  What Is Your Favorite Type Of Music, And Why?  What Was The Last Song You Listened To, And How Did It Make You Feel?

We will be using Soundation to create unique, and customized pieces of music.  You must follow the directions below, and export your music as a .WAV-File so you can use it in an upcoming project.  Please follow the directions below to begin creating music with If you have already used this program, it is your obligation in class to help others.  We will discuss the Essential Questions below in class prior to working on  HAVE FUN WITH THIS PROJECT!



Today is your day to familiarize yourself with how the program works, and how to navigate around the different toolboxes. Save anything that you want to keep by uploading files to your Google Drive or save them to your desktop. Because other students use these computers, there is no guarantee that your work will be here tomorrow.

SOUNDATION.COM INTRODUCTION:  Open the Application. I have included a short VIDEO from YouTube to help you work independently. Once I have finished the demonstration in class, use your headphones to listen to your work while you create a personal track. Try to create a track that is 20-25 seconds and includes any of the instruments listed in the Loop Browser. You will be using the final cut of this track you are creating as the background for the Marquise Project in Microsoft Movie Maker later in the Marking Period. Make sure it sounds like you want it too. When you are done look under the FILE section to Export Song To Disk as a WAV File and save it. You must upload your file to your GOOGLE DRIVE and SHARE it with MR. S for credit.  Please upload the file to the DROPBOX Link below as well:

When you have finished the project, use the GRADING RUBRIC below to figure out your score on this project. Additional learning should include working on completing the Music Lyric Project listed below, or use SOUNDATION.COM (Link Below) to create another unique song and EXPORT it as a .wav file for use later. Have Fun With This Project!

Step By Step Instructions
  1. Log In To Computer and Go To
  2. Click on STUDIO and select either Flash Version or Chrome Version.
  3. Create Music with at least 3 loops (minimum)
  4. When finished, Click FILE and "Export .WAV File" to your Desktop
  5. Play the file using Media Player and make sure it is at least 20-seconds long for credit.
  6. If you have access to Google Drive, Upload your file to your GDRIVE and SHARE it with Mr. S ( for credit.
  7. Once the file is on your Desktop, Open the Class Assignment Site ( and find the Soundation Project Post.
  8. Click the "MR. Scribner's Dropbox File Link To Upload WAV File" Button
  9. Follow the direction, using your Gmail Address to upload your file for credit.
  10. If you were able to sign into GOOGLE, you must also SHARE your file with me once it is uploaded to your Google Drive.
R - Redo
3 Loops Minimum
3 or more loops used
2 loops used
Only 1 loop used
Not Completed
Loops Blended Correctly
All Loops Sound Correctly Blended
One Loop Is Off Key or Out Of Sequence
Multiple Loops Are Off Key Or Out Of Sequence
Not Completed
File Is Exported As WAV file
File Correctly Exported To Desktop
File Exported But Lost
File Not Exported
Not Completed
File Is Uploaded to GDRIVE and SHARED for credit.
File Is Uploaded Correctly
File Is Not Uploaded Correctly
Overall Effort
Scholar worked diligently on the project and has at least a 20-25 second MP3 to useScholar included most items, but MP3 is less than 20 seconds long.Scholar\'s MP3 is too short and lacks more items or was not shared correctly for creditProject not completed at all

Once you are finished with these steps, you should now CHECK your website.  Once your link is active, you have finished today's assignment. 

SWBAT CREATE a 20-25 second MP3 for use in an upcoming project.  Scholar will use on Windows Destop (Chrome) or similar music production software to create, adjust, save, share, work with an original music arrangement using pre-downloaded LOOPS.


Project:  Scholars will open Soundation and use pre-downloaded LOOPS to create an original music (MP3) project of 20-25 seconds in length.  Scholars who do not bring headphones may complete an alternate project by reading articles about writing lyrics and submitting a Google Document with an original song of some kind.  Scholars must also complete a Constructed Response on Google Classroom about Music and Learning.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

(Email Research Project) Digital Animation: Tying Our Work To Modern Day Advertising Trends

Today, in addition to continuing to work on our Digital Animation Projects, we will be looking into why advertising has changed since the 1970's.  Please start with the Email Prompt below:

Sign into your GMAIL Account and click COMPOSE.  Add in the To: section, and type "Digital Animation Response" in the Subject Line of your email.  If the BODY of your email response please answer the following question:

"Describe the last commercial you can remember that had animation in it."  Write a full paragraph (4-5 complete sentences) describing the commercial, and answering the following questions:  What product was is for?  What was the point of the commercial?  Where did you see it?  Who do you think the commercial's main audience was?

Once you have completed that, we will review another short project that is included in the Digital Animation Unit we are currently working on.

Please review the following presentation:

In addition to that, there are a couple articles for you to read, if you are interested in learning more.  Please click the links found in the Google Slides presentation listed above.

When you have completed learning about the new 6-Second Bumper Ad's on Youtube, and how Digital Animation plays a part in some of them, you may return to working on your Digital Animation Projects.  Tomorrow we will be looking for some sound effects for our projects.

Later this week we will introduce MS Movie Maker, and you will be exporting your slides as images, arranging them into a movie, and adding sound effects.  Your final projects should be at least 75-slides.  That will translate into 3-10 seconds of action during your video clip, depending on how fast your frames-per-second are when you import them into MS Movie Maker.  Have Fun With This Project!

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Integrity (13 Characteristics)

13 Characteristics of People Who Have Integrity

1. They Value Other People's Time: They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and won’t hold you up. If you spend time with them, it is likely they will thank you for that as well.

2. They Give Credit Where It Is Due: They do not take credit for things they did not do. They will always credit those who deserve it. If you help this person with a project he or she will likely mention your name so you can take credit for your work.

3. They Are Authentic: They are their truest forms. You won’t catch them in a lie or being fake.

4. They Are Always Honest: They are honest people that feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to get in life honestly.

5. They Never Take Advantage Of Others: They are not the kind of people who will take advantage of someone else. They love to build people up and help them get where they need to be. Taking too much from someone else will never be an issue with someone who has a lot of integrity.

6. The Do Not Argue Over Disagreements: They will talk through things in a civil manner or not talk at all. You cannot and will not force this person into arguing over something completely ridiculous. I find this to be a very respectable trait.

7. They Give Most People The Benefit Of The Doubt: They try to see the good in everyone. I think this is because they feel like maybe there are more people in this world that also have integrity. That being said, if you take advantage of them too much they will get rid of you.

8. They Know When Something Is Bothering Someone: They have a great intuition that lets them know when something is going on. If someone is down in the dumps they will notice. Chances are they will actually do what they can to cheer you up.

9. They Believe In Others: They accept your word as truth until it is dis-proven. That being said, they do not take lying well. And once you lie to them, it is unlikely that they will ever take your word again.

10. They Apologize First: If they have done something wrong they will come to you and apologize. This is just how they are. They own up to their mistake and try to make things right.

11. They Are Humble: They do not quite know their own worth. While they are very important and do so much good they don’t quite see it. You should remind them of it.

12. They Do Good When They Can: They are always helping other people. They love to know that they have improved someone’s life. It gives their lives meaning.

13. They Are Always Kind To Those Who Need It: Giving kindness can go a long way. When someone looks like they need a little pick me up these people deliver. They can brighten up almost anyone’s day.

If you are someone who has true integrity, thank you for being who you are and thank you for all that you do. You really do actually make a difference in society, please keep up the good work. If you feel no one else is proud of you, know that I am.

Journal Entries 2012-2013

1. Introduction (9/10/12 - Weebly Journal)
2. 9/11 Reflection (9/11/12 - Email Instructor)
3. Internet Safety (9/19/12 - Weebly Journal)
4. Violence (9/20/12 - Weebly Journal)
5. Taylor Mali Conviction (9/25/12 Email Instructor)
6. 12x12x12 (10/1/12 - Weebly Journal)
7. Habit #1 Reflection (10-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
8. Habit #2 Reflection (10-24-12 - Weebly Journal)
9. Habit #3 Reflection (11-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
10. Interview a Veteran (11-12-12 - Email Instructor)
11. Digital Photography Reflection (11-19-12 Weebly)
12. Habit #4 Reflection (11-27-12 - Weebly Journal)
13. New Years Resolutions (01-03-12 - Weebly Journal)
14. Habit #5 Reflection (1-9-13 - Weebly Journal)
15. College Inquiry Project Reflection (1-14-13 - Weebly)
16. Habit #6 Reflection (2-6-13 - Weebly)
17. Habit #7 Reflection (2-11-13 - Weebly)
18. Indian Talking Stick (Covey) (2-20-13 Weebly)
19. Historical Figure Reflection (3-4-13 Weebly)
20. Investing vs Gambling Reflection (4-8-13 Weebly)
21. Poverty On My Block (4-15-13 Weebly)
22. Apartment Utility Cost Summary (5-13-13 Weebly)
23. Memorial Day Reflection (5-24-13 Weebly)

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