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.
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.
Over the past three weeks we have been busy making our own news reports using Lego Movie Maker and iMovie.
In Lego Movie Maker we created our own news story and then acted them out with little lego people and scenery.
We used the camera app to video ourselves introducing and closing the news.
To make all our filming all come together we used iMovie by adding photos, music, film, voice recordings, transitions, bloopers, titles and credits.
So here’s a sample of a few of our finished products or you could visit your child’s individual blog to see what they have been up to…
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This week will will be making fairy tale news reports to add to our blog.
You can make your movie using either
Lego Super Heroes Movie Maker. (free) or iMovie ($5.45) Decide which fairytale event you wish to cover.
Listen to or watch a couple of news items on ABC news
http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/ and discuss the style and contents of the news items with your partner. Write a script for your news item. It will need to answer the following questions:
Have a rehearsal.
Make any necessary changes to make your news item clearer or more dramatic.
Record your video.
Save your video to dropbox.
These work sheets might help you.
Watch this introduction to iMovie
For teachers (Sample self assessment and rubrik)
Book Creator for iPad is available from the
iTunes Store for $5.49.
Our students having been using it to create their own ePubs. They can add images, text and voice recordings to their books before opening them in iBooks.
We haven’t tried but in theory you can also submit your books to the iBookstore.
The app is very intuitive and our students are finding it fun and easy to use.
Drawing Pad App is available from the iTunes store for $1.99.
It is a fantastic app. It includes a large range of drawing tools and colours. You can add backgrounds, stamps and stickers. You can import images from your camera roll and photo albums.
There are lots of options for exporting your finished work including:
Saving to your Camera Roll
Posting to Facebook and Twitter
The only downside is that you can not add text.
We will be working in pairs
– watch this introduction to iMovie
– record yourself and your partner retelling foul and funny facts
– use iMovie to make a movie
– include titles, credits, sound effects and transitions
– share on iTV
Foul and Funny Facts