The 100 word challenge is “It is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece. This should be posted on a class blog and then linked to the 100 Word Challenge blog.”
The term widget refers to any tool or content that you add, arrange or remove from the sidebar(s) of your blog — these are the blocks that make up your sidebar.
Edublogs have “set up Widget demo blog to showcase the most popular widgets that educators, and their students, like to add to their sidebar so you can check out all the widgets in one handy location.”
Add several widgets to your class blog.
Add a comment to this blog post that includes a link to your blog so that we can check out your widgets.
Use the SCAMPER model to write your own version of one of your favourite fairy tales.
S – Substitute.Can you substitute a character with a character from a different story?
C – Combine. Can you combine two characters or events into one?
A – Add. Can you add in a new character, place or event?
M – Magnify, Minify or Modify. What happens if you make a character or object much smaller or larger or change it in an important way? Can you alter the beginning, middle or end of the story or the way the characters act?
P – Put to other uses. How else could an object be used? What happens if the characters play different roles or respond to events in different ways?
E – Eliminate. What happens if you remove a character, place or event from the story?
R – Reverse or Rearrange. How does the story change if you reverse or rearrange the order of events or the roles of the characters?
If you can’t find a picture you like in the first 10 rows of your results you will need to refine your search terms. For example change from hippo to baby hippo.
Select your search terms very carefully. Beware of words with more than one meaning
If images come up that are violent or too sexy or just make you feel yukky in the tummy, press the “home” button and go and tell either your teachers or your parents what has happened. They will be able to help you.
Once you are in Google Images click on search tools to further refine your search.
Size – Choose medium or large if you are planning to enlarge the image. This will help prevent your image becoming blurry or pixellated.
Colour – This tool allows you to switch between black and white and coloured images.
Usage Rules – Always choose “labelled for reuse” if you are planning to use the image online. Remember to include the URL where you found the image and the photographer or artists name.
Type – This tool lets you choose between faces, photos, clipart, line drawings and animations.
Saving an image
If you are using Internet Explorer
Decide which image you prefer and click to select it.
Click view image
Press and hold on the image and select save image
Remember to copy and paste the URL into your work.
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