Today the students created an Australian mural which showcased an Australian animal that lived on land, in the sea and the air. They made their image in Art Rage on the computer. When it was time, the image was transferred to the iPad using the Simple Transfer app.
Then the students used the App Path On to create text on their image.
The image was then put into the Word Foto app where they used words to describe their image.
Some students were even able to use the Type Drawing App. With this app you type in your words and then draw on the ipad. You can import your picture. Once saved the image can be played and it plays back in the order that you made the app.
Today in the library we researched Australian Animals. We filled out a research sheet and then some of the students were ready to make their Haiku’s on the ipad. The students used Haiku Deck.
In Haiku Deck you choose from a range of themes. add your words and select the perfect backdrop for your words from high-quality Creative Commons licensed photos.The students could choose where they wanted the writing to appear on the slide. Here are some of the completed ones.
While most of Year 3 where at sport Year 2 had lots of fun finding an image of their favourite Australian animal and then seeing how they could change that image using different apps.
They looked through a vast array of Information books to locate their image.They then took a photo of it, cropped the image if need be and inserted into the WordFoto app. Students then chose 10 relevant words from the text of their book to add to their photo. Once complete they could choose a preset style or make their own style.
The same photo was then used in different apps:- Befunky, Kyoobik and Percoloator.
Today we worked on showcasing our knowledge about Koalas. Mrs Westwood showed us how to use the Explain Everything App.
First we needed to make sure that we had taken a photo of our Koala craft. Next there needed to be a tellagami or our Koala knowledge. Once we had both of these things we were ready to explore the Explain Everything App.
When first opening the app there is a template that you can choose for colour. Most of us chose the green template. Then we imported our photo and tellagami. We added a title and decorated our page. We finally worked out that we needed to press the record button and then the telegami app so that the app recorded our tellagami.
Lastly we exported it to the camera roll.
Some things we found out about koalas when researching them on Friday.
Koalas are native to Australia.
Koalas are not bears.
Koalas eat eucalypt leaves and almost nothing else.
The closest living relative of the koala is the wombat.
Koalas have sharp claws which help them climb trees.
Koalas have large noses that are coloured pink or black.
A baby koala is called a ‘joey’.
We had a very productive Thursday and Friday where we started our Koalas.
We needed to tear newspaper to cover the body and head. Ears, legs and arms were added. Next we drew a background for our koala to rest in using crayons. Flint paper green leaves were added to create a collage effect. It took a while for us to decide where our koala would go as we still wanted to see part of our background. When we worked out where the koala would be, it was pasted into position.
Researching interesting facts about the koala,was next on the agenda and we wrote that in our books.
Using the tellagami app we recorded our findings.
Then the fun part began. Photos were taken of our koala and by using the aurasma app we placed our tellagami onto our photos. This took a while as sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. But in the end a fantastic end product.
Some of the auras are sideways but we will get better next time.
Today we used a new tool to research and show our work about Australian animals. It is called edcanvas. What a brilliant tool to use. You can add youtube clips, images, websites, documents, educreations creations. The list is endless. When made it can be shared by various ways. The students in S1/2W emailed me the link to their edcanvas.
Here are some of our completed ones.
Make sure you click on play at the top of each edcanvas