iPad Scavenger Hunt

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Posted by Donna Brough

What a great way to start Info Lit…

A little bit of competition and a Scavenger Hunt.

We hope you learnt some new skills and more about the features of your iPad and can put them to good use. We’ve attached a copy of the Scavenger Hunt so you can show your family some of the cool things you’ve learnt.

Congratulations to our winners – the fastest time was just under 10 minutes – enjoy your sweet treats!

Here’s a picture of our fastest pair… Keeley and Mady

Winners are Grinners!

THe Magnificent Tree – Nick Bland

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Donna Brough

The Magnificent Tree is a simple story with many delicate layers.  It captures the wonderful relationship between Bonny and Pop who “were always bursting with ideas.” One day they decide to build a tree to encourage their beloved birds to stay.

Whilst Bonny’s ideas “were simple and clever”, Pop’s ideas “were big, brave and brilliant.” The Magnificent Tree demonstrates how two very different solutions to the same problems can word equally well.

After reading the story we created our own ‘Magnificent Trees’. Look at this one…

Have a look at Amelia’s Magnificent Tree

iPads in Art – More Magnificent Trees

1M were lucky enough to use the iPads today for their Art class. They explored the Drawing Pad app and then they created a Magnificent Tree of their own! Here’s a sample of their trees…

  

Using the Camera App

In pairs, we will be using the camera app to take photos of trees in the school yard. We will be focusing on zooming and clarity using the green focus square to help us. We are looking for interesting photos from all different angles and heights. Make sure your photos are nice and clear.

Here are some tree pictures Mrs Brough has been taking on her iPad.

Here are some photos taken by our super clever year ones.

One to One iPads in Years FIve and Six

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Posted by Donna Brough

It’s Grade 6 and its looking like its going to be a great year…

School Captains and House Captains, Grade 6 Camp and the new and exciting Bring Your Own Device or One to One iPads in Grade 5 and 6.

We are very excited in Info Lit to be part of such a ground breaking initiative…

We look forward to our first lesson when we get to personalise the new devices ready for learning, communicating, investigating and creating.

Here’s what a few of the teachers have been saying…

‘The iPad is the ultimate all in one device, when I used to do movie making with grade 5 we would spend weeks with multiple pieces of equipment and different software before we had our finished product. Now we can make a movie in an afternoon and that is just the beginning…’ Mrs McKee

‘Each student can use their iPad to take their learning in their own direction – to follow their passions.’  Ms McLeod

‘The iPads are an additional opportunity to engage students, make it more relevant and improve educational achievements.’  Mrs Brough

‘With every student having an iPad, we have the ability to present our students so many new and amazing opportunities to learn.’  Mr  Kenny

‘The kids in 6MA have been really excited about using their ipads in class. We have written our holiday letters on them, designed posters for our school values on them and added many events into our calendar to help keep us organised. We are all really enthusiastic to keep using the ipads to help us with our learning.’ Miss Morgan