What if Star Wars characters went to HMS?

What if Anakin Skywalker, Obi wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano and other Star wars characters went to HMS. It would be really scary. -Obi-wan and all the other council members would be teachers -Be the principal Master Yoda would be. -Master Windu would be the vice principal. -Anakin would be a rebellious jock student. -Padme would…

HubSpot Website Grader

Interesting little tidbit, check out HubSpot’s Website Grader for a quick evaluation of your blog and/or website. It’ll give you a break-down on the score and what areas could use some improvement. This isn’t about content, exactly, or how well you write. This is grading your site’s functionality, how quickly it loads, whether posts are…

I AM NOT MR OWENS!

Hi, my name is Joshua Symonds. Many people think that I look like Mr. Owens or I am his son. I have no relations to him. He is just my film and multimedia class teacher.   Here’s meme you can laugh at:

Contributors Wanted/ Student Contributions

This quarter we’re going to have students complete another contribution to another blog not their own, mine. I expect students to have an idea or a topic by 1/19/18 on what they’ll write about after reviewing my blog and the topics covered. Students will be given access to my blog as a contributor, they’ll submit…

Staff Interview Film Project

Number 2 on our list of Film Projects this quarter is the Staff Interview. You can choose anyone that works on the Hercules Middle School campus: teachers, admin, support staff, cafeteria and custodial services, and if we run out then we’ll try to catch a few PTA members. Staff members are not required to do any…

Windows Movie Maker

Hello all, We’re going to start looking at Windows Movie Maker in the next few weeks. For the remaining quarters, we’ll develop and edit our film projects in Movie Maker (or in Adobe Premiere if that ever arrives). Here’s a short video I edited, took about ten minutes. Obviously, I’d hope for some more creativity…

Checking In

For your health I’m excited about the myriad of shows kids are producing. Remember, everyone needs to complete two Film Projects this quarter. The gradebook for the quarter ends on Oct. 20, 2017. The only stipulation is that each film has to be of a different genre. Every film needs to be approved upon completion…

Using the Story Spine

I’m trying out the Story Spine created by Kenn Adams a couple of decades ago. It’s a brief layout of the traditional three-part story arc – pity, fear, and catharsis. My Story Spine is for the KQED Teach program and I’ve used a novel I wrote because I wanted to see if I was creating a…