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.
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.
Mrs Paterno has been teaching the
Year Fives how to write quality comments.
Here are the guidelines they are following.
Begin like a letter
Compliment the writer
Add new information
Make a connection
Finish with a question
Write about the post
Do not include any personal information, especially your last name
Carefully proofread and edit
This activity is taken from
week one of the Student Blogging Challenge.
“Create your own
About Me post on your class blog
Be careful about how much personal information you include. Try to be creative in both your words like Felix, or by including visuals like Warrior Kat. More students to check out: Nicole, Kendall, Tina,
Write a poem
Write an A-Z paragraph eg I am an athletic, yet brainy child who decided that saving theenvironment is one of my future goals.
Create a video like our mentor
Dinah has done Create a list of things people might not know about you like
Ms Herring has done Write a Who am I like
Mrs Keane or Mrs Lyttle
Students in Ireland paired up to create their about us page, Ms Seitz’ class did the same.”
Add your name as a category.
Do you have any other great ideas? Check with Ms McLeod or add a comment.
We need to make sure that we have permission to use all of the images we are putting on our blogs.
If an image has been classified as Creative Commons this means the owner has given you permission to use it under certain conditions.
here to learn more about creative commons licenses.
video also explains about creative commons
If there is no creative commons permission that means the image is copyright and you CAN NOT use it on your blog.
This year we will be using Wikimedia Commons to sesrch for images.
We can also use the Advanced Search Features in Google to find images with Creative Commons Permission.
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