How do you plan to relate this lesson to Computer Science and keep your students excited about the concepts?
I plan to use all the sources provided, and allow the student groups to choose one of the animation out of the three choices. The Avatar video and the 3D rendering will surely attract their attention. (I will need to edit the avatar video to its most useful bits, since it is a bit long)
What other resources might you use in the lesson (for example, if you don't have access to photoshop, what kind of tools could you used)?
I plan to also use Google Sketchup ( http://www.sketchup.com/learn) as a long term project to create a virtual 3D model of our school floor (we occupy the third floor). They would have to go and measure the halls, (height, length, with) rooms and angles to renderer their 3D models as accurate as possible. The cool thing about sketup app is that they can add to the model, as they get better.
Below you may find my beads. I loved the connection to math.