Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Drawing contest: Ideas for Early Childhood Elementary School students

Ministry of Education has launched a contest idea first three babies for elementary school students nationwide. The contest consists of three rounds: Painting, Make and model presentations. Thereby, the organizers will select 30 best models in the final.

Contest by Honda Vietnam in cooperation with the Department of Elementary Education - Ministry of Education and Training institutions.
Starting in 2002 in Japan, to present the contest idea babies were present 8 consecutive years in Japan, 5 years in Thailand. Vietnam is the first third of this contest and this year is the 3rd year Vietnam contest. The purpose of this contest is to encourage the creativity of the young, wings and the dreams that dream into reality.

Younger children may participate as individuals or in groups (maximum 3 members / group). Each group or each contestant will be sent up to five ideas (5 pictures).

The organizers received entries from this competition to end on 05/29/2010.
Contest Address: Ms. Tran Thi Hien, Honda Vietnam Co., Level 7, Tower Viet Tower, No. 1 Thai Ha, Hanoi, or Ms. Mai Cao Luan, Honda Vietnam Co., 8th Floor, the Zen Plaza, 54-56 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, HCMC.

Estimated award ceremony will take place in mid August 2010. The organizers will select the 10 best works to be awarded include: two first prizes (a tour of Japan scholarships worth $ 300), second prize (a tour of Japan Scholarship $ 200 dollars), second prize (a tour of Japan scholarships worth $ 100) and Honda 4 prize ($ 200 scholarship).

As known, for each picture received, Honda Vietnam will be extracted for 10,000 dong to support charitable activities to help children in difficult circumstances.

In 2009, with nearly 37 thousand paintings participate in the contest, the children have contributed nearly 370 million in charity work as extremely significant support eye surgery, donated wheelchairs, scholarship for poor children.

Hong Hanh

teaching English in primaryschool in Vietnam

Implementation of Decision 1400/QD-TTg Prime Minister on approving the project "Teaching and learning foreign languages in the national education system from 2008 to 2020 period", in which the solution step up the social Assembly of attracting the contributions of the entire society for foreign language learning and teaching; Phonics - Learning UK Box (Phonics - LBUK) has been supporting a program of English necessary, useful for students Elementary Vietnam. Not noisy, but effective collective level and is spread very strong, this English program had been in Vietnam for 5 years and offers the opportunity for access to standard English for more than 25,000 students from class 1.

Reporter: Could you double definitions She said the method helps students access to English language program?

Le Thi Yen Binh: Phonics is a teaching method to train students to understand the correct pronunciation of the letter from the structure. Say na this is the "spell" of English which is close to elementary school children in the Rhyming Vietnam Vietnamese. From there, students can sound out and read standard English speaking fluently and naturally. Even in the native language, Phonics has become a recommended method introduced in primary schools to develop language skills of new students since school started.

Q: What's special-LBUK Phonics program in attracting students to primary schools in Vietnam?

Le Thi Yen Binh special point of Phonics - LBUK is the combination of research on Phonics and British experts expressed as interactive software on large screen, close to elementary school students Chau Asia. In each lesson, students are acquiring through animation and song as well as the standard English pronunciation samples. Teachers were trained to use more flexible teaching methods: music, games, storytelling, imitating train, paint, play communication, descriptions, presentation, drawing ..., help children inspiration interesting and easy to understand, easy to learn and remember longer. The program has received evaluation and appreciation of the Ministry of Education and Training in the pilot process and develop the past. We also continue to implement the program schemes linked to grade 5 by the aspiration of the majority of students, parents and the school is always a form of complementary programs improve the quality of teaching and learning English in primary schools towards achieving Vietnam Testing common European framework of the Ministry of Education and Training.

Q: Currently how many schools are implementing this program and the total number of students are attending this program?

Le Thi Yen Binh: There are currently 80 primary schools across the country over 25,000 students are enrolled in the program and by the time formal school teachers to teach the software and special technical training Phonics-LBUK of by experts and teachers in fostering national and international advanced free teachers.

Q: Please give the reason she helped implement the program in less time so long that success?

Le Thi Yen Binh: Well, not only toward students, we also provide opportunities for 150 teachers in primary schools to be trained regularly new teaching methods in the application of information technology and engineering language arts instruction for advanced elementary school students. This is one of the main reasons the program was implemented so effectively. Students participate in activities in class and rich sound as instructed by the software as being "training" the teachers and the students native language. This is to overcome the limitations of Vietnam teachers in pronunciation as well as the ability to provide learning resources for teachers improve diversity in animation software as a lively song to remember the sound from memory, image attractive illustrations and dialogues associated with the visual context ...

Q: Parents are very interested in efficiency, interoperability and high "output" of the students attending this program?

Le Thi Yen Binh: The Project "Teaching and learning foreign languages in the national education system period 2008-2020", orientation students graduated from primary school first grade level in grades 6 of the frame energy level Foreign Language Resources Association testing organization issued European language. Phonics Program-LBUK towards developing and strengthening knowledge of English beginning, paying special attention to improving reading, pronunciation and listening well to students, should be able to support the students as part standardized national exams of Cambridge ESOL to meet qualifications framework on foreign languages. When students learn Phonics-LBUK continuously from grade 1 to grade 4 (all Level 2B and equipped self-review software and training books) will be supporting the ability to listen well, said standard read and write performance when test results Movers. Phonics LBUK continuous learning from grade 1 to grade 5 (Level 3 and fully equipped self-review software and training books) will be supporting the ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing when construction Flyers. A convenient, VPBox (Phonics - LBUK) represents the implementation of the English exam at Cambridge University's children in Vietnam, so students from the program's first class was familiar with how all and approach towards the standard Cambridge exam in each semester examination period.

Q: Please She said plans for the upcoming program?

Le Thi Yen Binh: Our activities VPBox is "Education for innovative sustainable future" ( We will

Flash Animation and Intros

Flash Animation and Intros

By Craig Campbell

Running Time: 9 hours, 5 minutes


Flash trainer Craig Campbell teaches you the tips and techniques you need in order to create high quality animations in Flash. This series was recorded using Flash Professional 8 and Flash MX 2004, so no matter what version of Flash you're using, this series is for you.

(Click here to see the animated intro we'll be creating throughout the course of this video series.)

Prerequisites: "Introduction to Flash" or at least a basic understanding of how to get around in the Flash environment.

Detailed Video Descriptions

1 - Introduction (Running Time - 2:00)
In this video, Craig introduces himself and tells you what you can expect from this video series.

2 - Your First Intro, Part 1 (Running Time - 27:41)
In this tutorial, you jump in and get your feet wet by creating your first animated intro in Flash.

3 - Your First Intro, Part 2 (Running Time - 13:10)
This tutorial concludes the animation started in the previous video.

4 - Falling Text Effect (Running Time - 13:21)
Starting with this video, Craig begins to walk you through different effects you might find in animated intros across the web. In this video, he shows you how to create a text effect where the letters fall into place individually in a wave pattern.

5 - Digital Passcode Effect (Running Time - 14:06)
In this video, you'll learn how to create a digital display that scrolls through numerous letters while slowly revealing one letter at a time.

6 - Tracing an Image (Running Time - 13:11)
In this video, Craig shows you how to use the line tool and the subselect tool to trace an image on the stage. Once you have the image traced, there are many effects you can add to the picture.

7 - Flashing and Glowing Effects (Running Time - 15:52)
Once you have the car image traced, Craig shows you how to make the car flash or glow using the outline that you created.

8 - Car Animation (Running Time - 23:51)
In this video, you'll learn how to use masks to animate the outline as well as the inside of an image.

9 - Exit Text Effect (Running Time - 17:40)
Instead of just deleting a block of text once you're done with it in your animation, Craig shows you a creative way to animate your text off of the stage.

10 - Text Blur Effect with Flash Pro. 8(Running Time - 11:52)
In this video, Craig will show you how to create a blurred text effects in just a few simple steps using Flash Professional 8's new filters.

11 - Text Blur Effect with Older Versions of Flash (Running Time - 10:20)
If you don't have Flash Professional 8, don't worry. We've got your back. In this video, Craig will show you how to achieve the same blur text effect using Flash MX 2004 and Photoshop.

12 - Swiper Effect (Running Time - 5:25)
When we get to our big project animation, we'll be seeing a lot of this particular effect. In this video, Craig creates a "swiper", which will move across the stage, revealing a block of text as it does so.

13 - Perspective Text (Running Time - 10:51)
This video can be really cool if you allow yourself to get creative with it. Craig will discuss the concept of vanishing points and then use it to show you how to give a flat block of text some perspective.

14 - Motion Blur Effect (Running Time - 5:26)
If you want to zoom a picture onto the stage, why not make it a little more interesting by giving it a motion blur effect? In this video, Craig will show you how to liven up your animation using blurs along with some tried and true animation techniques.

15 - Timeline Effects (Running Time - 8:15)
In this video, Craig will show you how to accomplish the very things he says not to do when he walks you through the use of timeline effects.

16 - Picture Fade-in Effect (Running Time - 16:04)
Animate your picture onto the stage with a little life! In this video, Craig will show you how to create a complex mask animation that will reveal your picture in small chunks.

17 - Text Box Effect (Running Time - 18:53)
This video illustrates another creative way to animate your text onto the stage using fuzzy boxes that move into place and then Flash, revealing the text underneath.

18 - Stringing Effects Together (Running Time - 12:18)
Learning how to create effects is only the first step in creating a full animation. You also need to know how to string the effects together in order to make your animation cohesive. In this video, Craig shows you how.

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