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?
The Strip Designer App ($2.99) is much more than a create your own comic strip app.
…Kids can learn digital creation skills and improve their writing skills, story telling and graphic design. You can create comic strips, posters, stories and diary entries. It is an open ended app and you are only limited by your imagination.
Strip Designer is the perfect app for classroom publishing.
You can add a variety of content, including taking photos and drawing pictures within the app and importing images from your photo album.
There is also a complete range of options for sharing your finished products. You can email, upload to faceook, twittter, Flickr and dropbox, print or save as a .pdf, image or strip designer project file.
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.
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.
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.