Mini Project – Cost Analysis

Thanks Aidan Levy (@staffroomhq) for this activity.

Today we are going to complete a mini cost analysis project.

  1. Select your product.
  2. Find five examples of your product for sale online.
  3. Create a chart that includes the item name, image, price, characteristics or features and  URL.
  4. Calculate the mode, medium, mean and range of the prices. Check if there are any outliers.
  5. Share your findings with our class.
  6. Share your findings on your blog.


Click on:
  • Data and Statistics
  • Mean, median, mode
  • Range
  • Outliers
Here is the link for another class who has completed this activity.
Here is a link to a work sample from that class

I Build Apps

In this video Jarrod Robinson (@mrrobbo) a PE teacher from Boort, shows us how to use the website to create our own apps.

In their excellent podcast RU Connected #47 Lois Smethurst @loisath and Jenny Ashby @jjash suggested that classes could use to create their own apps.

Thanks to their inspiration we will be trying to make our own apps in year five and six Info Lit this term.

Wish us luck!


Book Creator Tutorial

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 Tutorial

The 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
  • Emailing
  • Printing
  • Posting to Facebook and Twitter

The only downside is that you can not add text.


Yertle the Turtle

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

After today’s story it is becoming clear to us that not only are we falling more in love with Dr Seuss but he also has some very valuable lessons to teach us. Today we learnt how important it is to stand up for ourselves and that if someone is doing or saying something that we don’t agree with we simply need to say ‘Stop it I don’t like it!’

Because of the concept of stacks in the story we thought it would be quite fitting to play Jenga.  We tried very hard not to let our own stacks fall but in the end they all came crashing down, much like Yertle’s turtle stack did in the story.


My Story – I Can Read with my Eyes Shut

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

My Story is a story writing app that allows children to create their own books.  It has tools for drawing, photography, voice recording, writing, and sharing! We used it to draw a picture of our favourite place, write a title and record why the place we chose to draw is so special to us. It was fun exploring this new app and we look forward to using it again next week.


I can read with my Eyes Shut

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

This week in information Literacy we shared “I can READ with my EYES SHUT!” by Dr Seuss.  It is in this book where we found the quote for our library wall  “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”   After discussing the quote we all found a non fiction book to read.  Whilst reading the book we had to write down or draw 3 interesting facts that we learned.  This activity reinforced the book’s message of the value of reading.