Networked Learning Project Part 1

Over the coming weeks, my challenge from my CEP 810 class is to learn something that I have always wanted to learn to do.  The trick, however, is that I can only use the help from YouTube and Internet Help Forums to learn this new skill.  After much thought, I have decided that I would like to learn how to draw cartoons.  I have always had a love for drawing since I was a little kid, but I have never been particularly good at it.  Also, since I am a teacher at the elementary level, I believe getting better with this skill could definitely help me in the classroom.

The first thing I did to help become a better cartoonist is jump right onto YouTube.  My current second grade students absolutely love the cartoon Phineas and Ferb, so I found this YouTube video on how to draw the main character from the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUVHr-jQUIM

Also, since drawing people can be a very big struggle for students in the lower elementary grades, I watched this YouTube video to get me started on drawing very basic people:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AEiSdjnGmo

Overall, I believe YouTube will be very useful in helping me become a better cartoonist.  The comments and suggestions posted below the videos will definitely be helpful as well.  I am excited about the progress I am going to make as a cartoonist, and I cannot wait to show off my new skills to my second grade class!

 

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