Explain Everything


Explain Everything ($2.99) is a really fabulous app that allows you to create your own presentations.  You can draw pictures and record your voice. We used the app to retell some of our favourite fairy tales.  Next week we will begin importing pictures into our presentations. These can be pictures we have drawn, photos we have taken or images we have saved from the Internet.



More Spelling Apps

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

Skywrite (Free)

Skywrite! What better way to practise your spelling words than to write them in the sky! You simply type or write your spelling word on the screen and immediately your plane will fly across the screen, writing your word as it goes.  You can even choose different backgrounds and different colours – it’s awesome!

TypeDrawing ($2.99)

Type Drawing is an easy and fun to use App that would work really well for a spelling activity or for introducing theme words.  It was really popular with the grade ones,  they loved watching their words come to life.

Natural Disaster News Reports


This week we will begin making our  Natural Disaster News Reports.

Watch the BTN report about flooding in Queensland.

We will be using iMovie to make our final video including the sections where the reporters are introducing the news item.
We will be using Lego Superheroes Movie Maker and our lego people to record the footage of the disaster itself.
Think about how you will create the special effects showing the disaster.

Points to remember

  • Always keep your camera in the same position by using a stand.
  • Use the onion skinning feature to ensure that your Lego people don’t move too much between each shot.
  • Turn off rotation lock on the iPad.
  • Have the iPad camera in the correct position.