The coding group are currently creating their own version of the 80s arcade classic 'Pac Man'. Using the computer programming software 'Scratch', the students are creating their own backgrounds, characters (sprites) and lines of code to enable their games to work.
This week we have been exploring the Explain Everything APP on the I-Pads. Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screen-casting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Create slides, draw in any colour, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer.
We watched this Video tutorial, posted below and then imported our own images and set our backgrounds, added text and started our stories.The photography excursions around the city provided some fabulous images to use.
Today we had reduced student numbers due to School Camp, EOTC trips at Home Schools, Swimming and a myriad of events. This gave us ideal numbers to go on an excursion in the Sun! We are trying out our fabulous new camera and we are learning photographic techniques.
* Rule of thirds
* Leading Lines
We explored some different venues today, here are some of our shots...
Today we enjoyed a photo session with Mark our ILT Interact digital learning advisor. Mark has a Canon camera the same as the newly purchased one we are now lucky enough to have at enrich@ILT. We started with the basics learning the Rule of Thirds, The “Rule of Thirds” is one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.
The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. As follows.The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts.
We look forward to continuing our learning about photography and being able to share our work with you soon.
Meet Aimee, a talented illustrator and budding young author. Aimee is currently working on a web based publishing site called Storyjumper. But she is also designing a second story with her own illustrations. We look forward to being able to share the published works of this young lady with you in time to come. Watch this space!
In groups , students are conducting an inquiry on one of the following topics:
Specialist supports Art fanatics!
We are so excited to have Mrs Jenny Mills join our team. Jenny is a trained Art Teacher and will be working with our Monday art enthusiasts. This week, the students were using variety of pencil sketching techniques to draw objects.
Friday heralds our final hands on Brain Model making fun. Students have designed, re-designed, modified, and negotiated their way through the many stages of a full technology process.
Some were very challenged by the detail required and some were thankful they had Plan A, Plan B and Plan C! Collectively we have all learned that the success of the final product was dependent on the planning process and prototype design.
We will display all of our Brain Models around the centre next week, please come in and view these.
Our fourth day of creating our brain models and yet again we were amazed at the new ideas our students came along with. Well done Thursday team we enjoyed a very focussed and productive day!