Monday, October 12, 2015

Meet Mr. DiBenedetto!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Grade 8: Lincoln Video Links

Add your completed and uploaded video link below in the comments section.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Reading Book Trailer Tech Project

Free Video editing software:

1. Wideo ( (Select "Free account")

2. Animoto ( Go here for the steps on how to get started:

Paid for Video editing software:

3. iMovie tutorial for iPad and iPhone (only):

4. How to use iMovie on a Mac (video link from Apple:)

5. Windows Movie Maker

Monday, June 1, 2015

2014 8th Grade Extended Trip Video!

Shakespeare Acting in the Classroom!

Summer Reading 2015!

For incoming Seventh Graders: (Class of 2021!)

Academy Webpage link:

For incoming Eighth Graders: (Class of 2020)

Academy Webpage Link:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PBS LearningMedia Links

2. In my Creative Writing class, I have students watch the clip “I Work Every Day” to learn about having a creative work ethic. (
3. Shakespeare: Is this an original Shakespeare book?

4. Digital Arts Class: For the first half of class we will be watching the “App Art with Franky Aguilar” ( and then students will play with the Cat Wang app or use Picmonkey stickers to create an original art piece. For the second half of class we will watching “Gifs and Videos = Zeega” ( about mixing medias to create digital art. Students will then mix media to create an original piece.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

8th Grade Play Week: 3-D Design Challenge

Hello 8th Graders! Here is the challenge for this week: (Please watch my video message below.)

Step 1: How to Download 123D-Design (Autodesk):

For Apple devices please visit this link. 

For Windows/PCs please visit this link. 

Step 2: Watch the 123D-Design Tutorial: 
Note: These Digital Arts classmates can assist you as tutors: Annabelle, Taylor, Victoria H, Evan B, Elizabeth H, and Brooke all know how to use this program and how to help you download it.

Previous examples from last year's contest: 

Alternative software (in case you are having problems with 123D-design or cannot download software apps for some reason):

Please sign up for a free account with online designer Tinkercad ( so that you can save your design as you build it for the next few days.

Tinkercad tutorial video:

Last note: Google Sketch-Up is not a free software so please use one of the two design apps above.