Interactivity and Visualization

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Final project: Eclipse

This is an interactive visual representation of the relative positions of the sun, earth and moon in relation to the presence of solar eclipse and lunar eclipse.

From this interactive 3-D representation, pupils can realize that we can see lunar eclipse at places falling into the moon's shadow. On the other hand, we can see solar eclipse at places in falling into the earth's shadow.




The source file can be find from the web repository of ILN with the following link,
http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/wcchong2/eclipse.fla

Here are some useful web-site for reference:
BrainPOP - Health, Science, Technology, Math, English Animation and Educational Site for Kids.
Hermit Eclipse The Earth and Moon
What cause eclipse
在小學課堂進行「日蝕」的教與學研究

final project: phrase1_moon's rotation

Here is the first scratch of the eclipse project.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Broadcasting with MS media player

Example of broadcasting with MS media player











What will the world look like if we could manage knowledge as TRINITY in the MATRIX does.

Story board of project: Eclipse

Here is the story board of project about eclipse.
Solar and lunar eclipses are illustrated.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Digital Story about community facilites

The following is a digital story showing some community facilities such as the part, market, shoping mall.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Final assignemnt: Proposal

The visual representation of the final assignment is about eclipse. The geometry of the relative position of the sun, earth and the moon will result in different natural phenomenon.
Target audience: Primary four pupils. Subject: General Science Topic: Solar Eclipse and lunar eclipse
Media: Flash visual representation with user interface to provide interactivity in setting different scenario so as to enhance pupils’ concept about eclipse.
Variables: Rotation and revolution of the earth, revolution of the moon. A story-board will be drawn to show what and how to present eclipse.

Here are some useful web sites for reference:
BrainPOP - Health, Science, Technology, Math, English Animation and Educational Site for Kids.
Hermit Eclipse The Earth and Moon
What cause eclipse
在小學課堂進行「日蝕」的教與學研究

Friday, June 23, 2006

Session 5 reflection

In this session, I learn some basic skills of using flash. It includes creating button to control some action of animation. The congitive model of multimedia learning by Mayer gives me the guideline to use visualization to represent information in both visuals and text.

Formation of Rain Drops

Thursday, June 22, 2006

session 4 reflection

In this session, I learn about what is learning object and its classification (from Dr. Churchill). I appreciate the reusable nature of learning objects. Teachers have to integrate the computer skills with the curriculum, so that the teaching and learning materials developed become educational useful.

I have tried some of the learning objects in Churchill's web site (http://www.learnactivity.com), they give me insight in developing learning objects.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

session 3 reflection

In this session, I learn how to create movie with PhotoStory. Story telling can stimulate and motivate students to accomplish learning task. This software enables us to make a video with photos. Story development undergoes the following process: select topic, conduct research, design storyboard, collect material, develop story, export video and delivery story.

Task2 The Atmosphere

Task 2: An illustration of the Atmosphere