This is a friendly reminder, that social media based apps are not suitable or on the approved core app list. Please see the table below which details the required age to create an account for. If you currently have these apps, you will need to remove them from your device as they are not aligned with our digital citizenship student contracts.
If you have any questions, please see the Information Literacy Team.
Welcome back to Term 3! This term we will be very busy as we will be working on an exciting project using iMovie. iMovie is an app that allows us to create a movie or trailer using video, sound and many other features that we will explore!
Students will be working in groups for the project. Over the course of this term, students will decide on a theme for their movie, develop character profiles, write their script, organise props and logistics of the filming, film the movie and edit the movie ready for viewing!
This week, we revisited Cybersafety as we viewed the video #Gameon and discussed what we can do to ensure we are smart and safe online. Students debated over the advantages and disadvantages of digital technologies and posed great arguments for both.
With a partner take some amazing photos of our school but be sure not to photograph our school name or symbol. Remember we can’t post anything that will identify our school. Only students who have returned their internet protocol forms and photo permission forms are allowed to photograph themselves. We will be using the iPad2’s to take the photos.
Please check with Ms McLeod or Mrs Brough before you photograph your friends…
We will be posting these photos to the Year 6 Blog so you’ll need to think of:
a blog title
a name for the photo
and a short description about the photo (and if you ask a question people are more likely to post a comment)
Here’s an example…
I spy with my little eye something beginning with…B
We kick started the BYOD program off in Info Lit today. The 6’s were excited to show off their iPads and their individual covers. Everyone who has brought their iPad to school has joined the network and has printing privileges.
It’s Grade 6 and its looking like its going to be a great year…
School Captains and House Captains, Grade 6 Camp and the new and exciting Bring Your Own Device or One to One iPads in Grade 5 and 6.
We are very excited in Info Lit to be part of such a ground breaking initiative…
We look forward to our first lesson when we get to personalise the new devices ready for learning, communicating, investigating and creating.
Here’s what a few of the teachers have been saying…
‘The iPad is the ultimate all in one device, when I used to do movie making with grade 5 we would spend weeks with multiple pieces of equipment and different software before we had our finished product. Now we can make a movie in an afternoon and that is just the beginning…’ Mrs McKee
‘Each student can use their iPad to take their learning in their own direction – to follow their passions.’ Ms McLeod
‘The iPads are an additional opportunity to engage students, make it more relevant and improve educational achievements.’ Mrs Brough
‘With every student having an iPad, we have the ability to present our students so many new and amazing opportunities to learn.’ Mr Kenny
‘The kids in 6MA have been really excited about using their ipads in class. We have written our holiday letters on them, designed posters for our school values on them and added many events into our calendar to help keep us organised. We are all really enthusiastic to keep using the ipads to help us with our learning.’ Miss Morgan