In ICT this term, a number of classes have been learning about the many functions of and how to use these functions to help them produce work confidently in their classrooms.
At first we focused on changing font styles, colours, size, layout and adding special effects etc to create written pieces.
Here are several ways LUCY in 3KH learned to write her name.
Then we progressed to creatively producing some great art work by inserting, manipulating and integrating shapes, photos, clipart etc. into their work. Of course with each grade level, we added more complex skills to their understanding.
by Lucinda 1YE
by Lachlan 1MC
by Thomas R 2 KT
by Ethan 2LO
by Stella 3JS
by Bonnie 3KH
by Connor 4MA
by Belle 4MM
You can see a slideshow of each grade’s completed pictures on their class page at the top of this blog or click on the links below.
When the children walked into the ICT room this year, this is what they saw on the wall . . .
(‘Think Outside the Box’ is sometimes referred to as ‘Think Outside the Square’.)
A number of children asked what it meant, while others thought a little about it and offered their ideas to the class.
Here are some of the suggestions they gave.
Ollie (4MM) – To look in lots of places for ideas.
Alex (4MA) – I think it means to be creative and try all kinds of different ways and discover new things.
Indi (4MA) – To create an original design.
Meg (4MM) – To use your imagination.
During ICT at St Roberts students are encouraged to challenge themselves in their learning by looking further than just the obvious ways and to try thinking beyond them. This encourages the students to try new and creative ideas.
You might like to try the Nine Dot Puzzle below. Remember . . . you’ll need to think a little differently!