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3R’s Inquiry Project

Today, 3R continued with their inquiry project about Australia.  The students have selected some interesting inquiry topics and have chosen a technology platform to create their presentation. Some students are using Audacity to create a narration for their project. I can’t wait to see what they think of next along their learning journey.

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Digital Citizenship Lessons with KC

Today we spent the morning talking about the internet. KC learnt about what it is and how they can stay safe whilst on the internet. KC watched the Faux Pas cartoons on the ikeepsafe website. After discussing the issues in the cartoons KC came up with 6 rules for staying safe on the internet.  

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1M and Marvel Superheroes

This term year 1 is undertaking an inquiry unit of work on ‘Heroes’ with the big idea that the decisions we make every day influence who we are and who we will become. Last week 1M went up to the computer lab with Mr Kent to have a go at creating their own original superhero [...]

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Bitstrip Comic creator and 1R

As part of our inquiry unit ” What is a hero?” we will be creating a comic to demonstrate our learning. For our first session we used the program Bitstrips to create a character who will star in our furture adventures. This involved the students having to navigate the internet to find the program , [...]

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4NG- Using Premiere

On Wednesday Mr Kent showed students how to create their own short film using different media such as pictures, movie clips and audio. The students experimented with adding speech bubbles  to pictures and finding movie clips which they could use to create a story. They eagerly searched for audio to use in their film and [...]

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Sphero

On Tuesday 12th March, I participated in professional development in the use of the ‘Sphero’. A Sphero is a robotic ball that can be controlled by the use of an iPad. We looked at how the Sphero could be programmed through an application on the iPad and then had a go programming the movements of [...]

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2VS – Tinkercad Software

2Vs and I were engaged in a computer lesson with Mr Kent in using the ‘tinkercad’ software as part of our learning about ‘Toys’. During this session, students joined the software program and used their emails and passwords to create their own login to the software. The software will enable them to participate in lesson [...]

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Ms Santoro -Staff Training on Software -CrazyTalk

On Tuesday afternoon as part of our professional development for CC21 project we participated in some software training which our school will be using in our new and developing ‘Technology Hub’. It was great fun to explore the software, ‘Crazy Talk’. We were able to use the software to make a person speak by importing [...]

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Miss Maroun- Tuesday 12th of March, 2013

Tuesday 12th of March, 2013 (ICT – Coordinator, Stage 2) On this day I was given the opportunity to learn and mentor a new program called ‘Crazy Talk’. Our lead speaker Matthew Gillard was showing different  ways this friendly program can be used and how to implement this ICT program into our classroom and other [...]

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iPad Discovery Time

My Kindergarten class is loving the variety of apps we have available on iPads. Each day I  rotate the kids through different stations, one being a technology station. We’ve used a variety of fun apps and it was great to recently see one of my ESL kids showing another child what to do! A real [...]

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