Blog Launch, and Dec. 11 Workshop Highlights!

By Milica Marcovic
Blogger and Writer

Welcome to our blog, Techmakers! Here is where we will post information and highlights from our programs and events, as well as useful articles about technology, education, digital skills, and more! 

We would like to debut our blog with exciting highlights from our very first workshop, "Winter Wonderland Digital Drawing", held on December 11th at the Village Hive in Markham.

The students explored a variety of digital tools to create their own winter e-cards. They also learned basic computer coding through Scratch and graphic design techniques using photo editing tools through Pixlr.

First things first: brainstorm ideas for our creations! We had each student come up with their own, unique e-card design that would start as a hand-drawn illustration:

DSC_0013.jpg

Then, everyone applied their drawings on to Pixlr, which allows for effects and edits to be made on any given image:

Finally, the kids transferred their work onto Scratch, an online programming language platform that lets users create their own games, animations and interactive stories. Here, our students were able to creatively code their holiday e-cards:

Want to find out how everyone else’s projects turned out? Search "makertechschool" on Scratch to view them!  

Happy Holidays!