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Sunday, 11 October 2020
Monday, 14 September 2020
Some of us had a go at using green screen with an iPad
Retelling a well known story using paper characters was very effective
This lego animation was exactly the same as the storyboard so we were able to follow it easily.
Working with lego and plasticine worked well
It was important to get the camera set up perfectly so it would only capture the scene.
All of the animations turned out really well and were all very different. The class were very proud presenting and sharing them to the class as well as others throughout the school. Adding the title and credits at the end was a nice touch that some of them did if they had enough time.
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Sunday, 6 September 2020
This is the progression lesson from the unplugged lesson on algorithms and using arrows to guide the Kid bots around the grid.
We discussed what we did last time and looked at how we needed to use the directional arrows to guide the Detective to the donuts!
We had lots of fun using the touch screen TV as well.
The Junior Classes began their lesson looking at Tangram Puzzles.
The objective was looking at decomposition- realising that problems are made up of small bits. They worked together to make a new pattern using all of the shapes. The tricky part was getting the shapes back into the square again. It took lots of resilience and collaboration.
Sunday, 26 July 2020
The Senior classes have been working on creating a scene with animals. The Junior school are doing a topic based theme about animals and the rain forest.
Once they had chosen their theme they researched some key facts about animals which they entered as information into their environment. Adding animation, sound and movement through coding made their spaces interesting and appealing for a young audience to view.
Seeing their spaces come to live through the VR gave them a real buzz to see all of their hard work come to life.
Sunday, 12 July 2020
This involved giving clear and precise instructions to see if their partner was able to build the same object out of lego as them. They learnt that sometimes what they thought was a clear instruction was not! They began to understand that it was important to be precise with the size, colour and shape and the position that each lego needed to go. We had mixed results but each time they got better. They also needed to listen very well!
Coding the Plushie
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After spending the term working with small groups teaching them the basics of animation- I took the whole class for the day and we got to pu...
The Junior Classes began their lesson looking at Tangram Puzzles. The objective was looking at decomposition- realising that problems are m...