Activity: Info-Digital Literacy Experts
Brushes is a fantastic app for the iPad that lets you create amazing pieces of digital art.
Here is a tutorial explaining some of the functionality of the app:
Explore and have a play!
Mobile websites are designed for small digital devices like iPods with internet access and smartphones.
Last week you saw the one for the Hands on Literacy conference: http://hol.wirenode.mobi
Here's another one I'm creating for the Red Dot Book Awards: http://reddot.wirenode.mobi
Wirenode is an online tool that lets you create up to three free mobile websites.
We have set up four UWC accounts for us to make 12 mobile websites. All you have to do is login. (Don't create a new account....)
What mobile websites will you create?
Marius created Grade 6 Events
Rohaan created Grade 6 Calendar
Once you finish your mobile app, go have a look at Appolicious, a social bookmarking site for apps.
UWCSEA has an Appolicious account, where we record all the apps we've bought and keep track of ones we want to buy -- on our "wishlist".
An Appolicious account has been set up for Grade 6 students, so they can review and recommend apps via their "wishlist".
The login is "grade6uwc" and the password is the same as for "eastinfant" in school. Feel free to add apps to the "wishlist".
QR stands for "Quick Response" and they look like this:
New ECA... this time a lunchtime one just with Grade 6 students.
And instead of Mrs. Phinney and I, it's Mrs. Mrs. Beasley and I.
First up.... QR Codes. See next post!
We're going to be playing with GarageBand on the Macs, creating audio book recordings of picture books for the Infant students. We'll create MP3 files and later load them onto the iPod Touches.
In the first half hour, we're going to re-visit Ms. Fraser's blog, Every Child Matters, and answer a few more questions she asks. Please leave at least two comments on her blog.
In the second half hour, we can play Pumpkin Remover -- which is a one-week-only-in-honor-of-Halloween version of Red Remover.
Ms. Fraser, a K2 teacher last year, is now studying in the United States and as part of her course work she is investigating what children think about the rights of children.
She would like to hear your opinions.
Please go to her blog, Every Child Matters, and answer her questions.
I've started a new list of online games for kids of different ages.
Please go here and try some.
Later we will rate them -- and I will perhaps take the worst ones off the list.
Today I want you to explore some e-books.
Another library is allowing us to test some that they have bought. If you agree they could be a good addition to our library, then we'll get some.
Explore some fun links I've put up on Book Buzz, the mini-blog I started last year.
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