Glogster

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Glogster is a a website where you can create your own interactive digital posters. You can include all sorts of media such as images, clip art, videos, audio, text and links to make your poster much more exciting than a cardboard poster.

All Grade 4 children joined a class account and researched and created a Glog about an animal of their choice. The Glogster tools were quite different to anything they had tried before, so a lot of experimentation and learning took place.

There were some restrictions – images and clip art had to be original or sourced from a copyright free website, and information had to be written in their own words. The Glog had to also contain a video and a link to a website to find out more information about the animal. Of course appearance was also important, so there was lots to remember.

When all the Glogs were completed, the children enjoyed visiting their friends’ Glogs and giving feedback to each other. 🙂

Here are a few samples of our Glogs. Just click on each picture and wait for the Glog to load.

eastern water dragon connor

Eastern Water Dragon by Connor

milla elephants

Elephants by Milla

budgies heather

Budgies by Heather

millie platypus

Platypus by Millie

 You can see all the Glogs if you follow the Class links below.

Grade 4MA                   Grade 4MM

What type of project would you like to use Glogster for?

What features of Glogster would you find useful?

Digital Art

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During Term 4, the Prep (Foundation) children experimented with a variety of DIGITAL ART websites. They learned to use many new tools and created some wonderful pieces of art which they practised saving into their folders.

The children wanted to show their parents their great work. But how?

Problem: There were quite a lot of images in each child’s folder but printing coloured images is expensive.

Solution: Create an online slideshow and use the URL to create a QR code which can be scanned and then watched at home by the parents.

How did we do this?

1. Each child created a powerpoint presentation with their slides.

2. Save as a pdf

3. Upload to Snack Tools/Slidesnack

4. Use the URL to create a QR Code on QR Stuff

5. Children create a Christmas card and paste or print the QR code inside it

6. Include instructions for parents to download a QR Code scanner app and explain how to use it.

Below is a copy of the Instruction card

(Flip the pages on the top corners)

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After scanning the QR Code, this is an example of what the parents saw.

Wil’s Digital Art

Lily’s Digital Art

Follow the links below to see more examples

Chris’ Digital Art

Tara’s Digital Art

Cate’s Digital Art

Paris’ Digital Art

Isabelle’s Digital Art

Zara’s Digital Art

Follow the links below to see work from the whole class

Foundation JP                               Foundation CC

What types of Art do you enjoy?

Did you see any Digital Art ideas that you would like to try?

Augmented Reality

coollogo_com-18308227During the term, Grade 2 children had a very exciting lesson investigating

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 There were squeals of surprise as the children used the iPad colAR Mix App.

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They found that you can hold your camera up to a picture and see another layer on your screen that makes reality more interesting and more fun.

As you can see from the video, the children made lots of discoveries but they also had lots of questions.

Why does my picture look 3D?

How does the bird move?

What makes the bird stand on my hand?

What is Augmented Reality?

How does Augmented Reality work?

What else can I do with Augmented Reality?

We now need to investigate these questions further . . .

Specialist Awards

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Congratulations to the Year 6 students who worked hard all year with great commitment and enthusiasm in their Specialist subjects. They were an absolute delight to teach.

 

The Specialist Awards this year were presented on the last day of school to the following students.

CONGRATULATIONS !

Connor (Music), Jackson (ICT), Sophie (Library), Jordan (Phys Ed), Jemma (Indonesian)

Jackson (ICT Award) shows the company business card he made

Jackson (ICT Award) shows the company business card he made

Jackson brought a lot of great ideas to ICT which he shared readily with his classmates. He took calculated risks and worked keenly on all projects. In his areas of special interest, animation and movie making, Jackson developed and followed his own learning plan to write, direct, film, edit and produce his own movie. (with help from a couple of great actors)

Congratulations Jackson! Your great attitude, enthusiasm and hard work is much appreciated.

Jack made this film using a collaboration of iMovie, Anime Studio Pro 9 and movie maker.

The Portal by Jack