Friday, June 15, 2018

Students Awarded $1000 for Safe Grad

High school students at Blackville School participated once again in the Safe Grad Initiative sponsored by Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL) in cooperative with the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

The students created an awareness video called "Seconds," and it was recognized with a $1000 prize to help fund Safe Grad activities.

The video explores how drinking can have tragic consequences during an evening that was anticipated to be a fun-filled experience. The narration in the video is presented without any dialogue. The video features two local paramedics and Blackville School alumni, Alisha Brophy and Kaylon Vickers.

The students who produced the video are Noah Donovan, Amber Walls, Samuel Keenan and Olivia Buggie.

Capturing, Creating and Sharing Sounds

The students in Digital Production 120 created sound effects or captured different sounds as part of one of their assignments for the Digital Audio Unit.

Seventeen of the sounds were uploaded to the FreeSound site where they are shared with anyone who wants to use them.

There were lots of vehicle sounds and also some neat sound effects, including an elevator, punching and "squishy gore."

You can check them out by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BBT Students Complete Introductory Coding Course

Grade 10 Broad Based Technology students with
 their Certificates of Completion
Grade 10 students in Broad-Based Technology at Blackville School recently completed an Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science Course.

The 20-hour online course covers core computer science and programming concepts. It is offered through code.org.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Creating and Sharing Sounds

Students in Digital Production 120 created sound effects or captured natural sounds for an assignment in the Digital Audio Unit. Many of the sounds were uploaded and shared on FreeSound, a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. You can create a free account on FreeSound and browse, download and share sounds. Many students have used FreeSound to find sounds for different assignments, so they had an opportunity to have their sounds uploaded and shared. Click here to check out their sounds. 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Safe Grad Video Wins $1250 Prize

Once again, grade 12 students at Blackville School submitted an awareness video to the Safe Grad Initiative sponsored by Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL) in cooperative with the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

This year's video was recognized with a $1250 prize to help fund Safe Grad activities.

The video explores how drinking impairs judgement and perception which can lead to dangerous consequences. It compares the reality of the situation to what the drunk driver thinks he is experiencing. The narration in the video is presented without any dialogue.

The students who produced the video are Gregory Campbell, Aaron Dunn, Riley Keenan and Rayna MacVicar.