Friday, February 27, 2009

Winter Website Fun!

Teacher-tested and approved websites to cure the mid-winter blues:
This is a strategy game that is supposedly pretty addicting and still somewhat good for your brain. Try it in your free time (not in class!) and tell me what you think.
is kind of like an online GarageBand. For those of you who enjoy creating your own music, this would be another "playground" to explore.

You may have seen an example of this cool 3d animated movie generator in one of my previous blog posts. You need to visit this website to see how easy it is to change text into a 3-D animated movie. The tag line to this site is: "If you can type, you can make movies."

Imagination Cubed is collaborative whiteboard that you (and a friend) can draw on at the same time-- even if you aren't in the same room! Unleash your imagination when using this site.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mrs. B.'s Math Class = Movie Stars!

Mrs. Barelmann's 4th period Math class was asked to star in a commercial for Tia Zia that will air soon on several local cable channels. Tia Zia hired a video production crew from Kearney to script, shoot, and edit the commercial. Our own OHS Seniors provided the "talent" for B-roll footage of customers eating at Tia Zia as well as acting out a couple of different scenes and recording the audio for the Tia Zia jingle. (Nice "Arriba!" McKenna :) ) The experience was interesting to watch live and will be even more interesting to see the final edited project. The biggest lesson that Mr. Peterson and I took away was the obvious fact that once again, you kids can do work that is JUST AS GOOD or BETTER than the professionals! And we can't wait to see more of it from you-- the more you keep your eyes, and creative minds, wide-open to the possibilities!

Monday, February 23, 2009

OPS Photo Challenge- Week #2

Week #2 OPS Photo Challenge Results
Thanks for all the great pictures everyone!!

This week's keyword = FAST
Remember... be CREATIVE!
Photos due next Monday by 4 pm. Send to

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mac inSTALL News - February Edition

can be read in the OHS stalls, or here:

Photo Challenge Results

Check out the results of the first week of the OPS Photo Challenge!

And get out those digital cameras, cell phones, Picnik and Photoshop and start thinking of an image to capture for Week 2: Keyword = funny

Remember to submit your photos for Week 2 by emailing them to no later than 4:00 p.m. next Monday, February 23.

Friday, February 13, 2009

8th Grade Authors - Ms. Bauer's Classes

Ms. Bauer's 8th grade English classes have been busy authoring and publishing some very creative poetry pieces.

You can read them here:

Or you can hear some writing pieces turned into podcast episodes here:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009



Attention all you budding young photographers and graphic artists.
Grab your digital cameras, cell phones, iSight camera in PhotoBooth, or however you best like to capture digital images.
Look for an image that best represents this week's PHOTO CHALLENGE KEYWORD.
Either TAKE the photo yourself or MAKE the image yourself (Photoshop, ArtRage, etc.).
Each student can submit ONLY one photo (per person, per week)
Submit your best image by emailing it to Make sure that your name is listed in the email.
Judges will review the submissions and choose the best student images for our "Wall of Fame"

This 1st-ever PHOTO CHALLENGE will be due on Monday, February 16th at midnight.
The keyword is....

LOVE (in honor of Valentine's Day!)

Keep them clean and keep them CREATIVE!