Create an animation to show us how a body part or body system works.
Here is J’Lee’s Digestive System animation.
Below are some examples created by students at other schools.
The Digestive System – RegWalsh
The Respiratory System – Tim Tootles
Use iMotion Pro to create an animation of a tower.
first tutorial and create your own animation of a buzzing fly.
second tutorial and create your own animation of a buzzing fly.
Use Green Screen by Do Ink to combine your tower and basketball animations.
Fold a sheet of green A3 paper in half to make a back drop.
Use iMotion in manual mode to make a video of a play dough rolling across the scene.
Start outside the shot, have the ball roll across the screen and then out of the shot again.
This activity comes from
Power Out by Leon Duffy
From the iBooks store . . .
“Welcome to Cow Planet where the evil Dr Cowton has hatched a plan to unleash his Cow Ray and turn every living thing in the Universe into cows. Can the famous Astronauts Steve, Mark and David stop Dr Cowton and his diabolical plan.
This comic was created using Minecraft, Comic Life and Book Creator on an iPad by Leon Duffy from Carrigaline Educate Together National School. ”
>> You can download ‘Power Out’ by Leon Duffy from the iBooks Store
Creating our own Comic Strips
Plan your story using the Seven Steps planning guide.
Use Minecraft to create your images (take screenshots)
Use Strip Designer to make your comic.
Publish your comic strip, as an image, to our class blog.
Imagining a Rediscovered Animal
Imagine a rediscovered animal of your own.
Why was it thought to be extinct?
What caused your animal’s population to almost disappear?
How was it rediscovered?
Creating a Rediscovered Animal
Create a 3D model of your own creature.
Creating a Habitat
Use coloured paper to create your habitat.
You might need to use tabs to make your objects stand up.
Complete a graphic organiser that includes the following information:
What is your animals name?
Where does it live?
What type of habitat does it live in?
What does it eat?
What are its prey?
What are its predators?
What does it look like?
Is it endangered?
What are the threats?
What are two interesting facts about your animal?
Take a variety of photograph of your creature in its habitat.
Create a shadow puppet presentation telling the story of your creatures near extinction and rediscovery.
Share your Work
Upload your presentation to your class blog.
The Info Lit team have acquired a fantastic new robot.
His name is Ollie.
You can use your iPhone or iPad as a remote to control Ollie or you can use an App to program him.
Over the weekend, I took Ollie home and worked on learning to use
Tynker (free or $7.49) to program him.
I think I still have quite a bit of learning to do.
They were thought to be extinct for over 80 years… Until a handfull of these amazing stick insects were found clinging to a small bush on Balls Pyramid off Lord Howe Island. Invertebrate specialist Rohan Cleave shows us why these ‘land lobsters’ are so freaky cool, and how Melbourne Zoo saved the species from extinction.
Find out more at
In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn’t see it you wouldn’t believe it could fit in that egg!
Find out more at
Lord Howe Island Stick Insects – Blog Post
Watch the videos and read the information on the
Zoos Victoria website. Write a blog post about the stick insect that includes the answers to the following questions.
What happened to the Lord Howe Island Stick Insects that were living in the wild on Lord Howe Island?
How long were they thought to be extinct?
Where and when were the surviving insects found?
How is Melbourne Zoo helping to save this critically endangered species?
Are there any Lord Howe Island Stick Insects (living in the wild on Lord Howe Island now?
Your writing should flow and make sense. It should not be a list of disconnected sentences.
You may include extra information that is not related to the questions BUT only include information from the Zoos Victoria website and the videos.
Include at least three
relevant photos Remember to add references for all your information and pictures.
Proof read your work very carefully
Add your name as a category for your blog post
Commercial companies use a range of advertising strategies to encourage us to buy their products.
In pairs, visit the MacDonald UK media channel and select one of their campaign videos to watch.
Discuss the add with your partner.
What advertising device was used?
Who is this add aimed at?
Would it convince you to buy MacDonalds?
Would it convince other people to buy MacDonalds?
Is it a fair to advertise in this way?
Create a blog post, on your class blog, to discuss your findings
Embed your MacDonalds Video.
Add your text
Add your first name as the catergory
Publish your post.
Making your Avatar:
What is an avatar you ask? Well its an image that represents you! Here are two sites you can use:
Here is a free App recommended by students in 6MK
Please create an avatar
Remember you don’t need to sign up. Just take a screen shot and then crop it.
Use WebDAV Nav+ to upload it to our school network. Save it into the folder Class/_Grade6/Your class/InfoLit/Avatars
Please don’t use your school photo.
If you find any other useful websites or apps could you please add a comment. ~ Thank you.