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
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.
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
Posted by Donna Brough & Bronwyn McLeod
To finish off Term 3 the Year 6 students held an APP EXPO for their teachers, assistant principal and principal.
After spending several lessons selecting apps and using Strip Designer to create advertising posters, the year 6’s had to sell their apps to an audience. Their aim was to convince their teachers to add some educational and some fun apps to the classroom iPads.
The 6’s definitley knew all about their chosen apps. As they were demonstrating they discussed their apps purpose and capabilities, potential classroom uses, cost and star rating and suggested further improvements.
As Info Lit Teachers we were extremely proud of the year 6 students. It was very exciting to move around the room talking with them and realising how much they had learnt over the year so far. 🙂 🙂