iTalk Recored App

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Posted by Donna Brough

We found this audio recording app easy to use…

You can pause and resume recording anytime, the recording quality is clear and you can email your recordings from the app.

You can hear some of our news recordings on our OPS media app!
You can download our media app onto your iPad or iPod by following the link.

http://ibuildapp.com/web-OPS+Media

 

News Recordings for Media App

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Today we will be recording some news articles for our Media App.

On the iPads

  • Open the Age app (free) and read through until you find an article you are interested in
  • Press the home button to minimise the app
  • Open the iTalk Recorder app (free) and start recording
  • Use a four finger swipw to swap back to the Age app
  • Read out your article using a clear voice (You only need to read the main three or four paragraphs)
  • Use a four finger swipe to return to iTalk.
  • Stop recording and check the content and quality of your recording
  • If you are happy with your recording email it to our posterous account
  • Check our Media App. You should be able to find and hear your recording.

You can download our media app onto your iPad or iPod by following the link.

http://ibuildapp.com/web-OPS+Media

Phoster App Review

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Posted by Donna Brough

After making our cyber bullying posters and our advertising posters we decided to review this app…

Good Things…

-it’s a quick app to make a poster in

-there are lots of templates to choose from

– you can add photos, saved images from the internet and saved pictures from drawing apps such as doodle buddy or drawing pad

-images can be made bigger or smaller

-images can be rotated

-there are special filtering effects

-you can change text sizing, font and colour and you move the text around the page

-backgrounds can change colour

-posters can be printed in different sizes

-able to share posters through email

Bad Things…

-you can’t make the text boxes any bigger

-you can’t add more than one image to the poster

-the app only allows for portrait posters

Things we think could Improve the app…

-being able to add more than one image

-making all components moveable

-able to make landscape posters as well

 

Overall we loved using ths app. It’s quick, easy and we had made and printed our posters by the end of our lesson:)

We rate this app…

four out of five stars

 

 

 

Cybersafety and Advertising Posters

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Today we will be using the Phoster App ($1.99) to make posters.

Some classes will be making posters that advertise a food.

Other classes will be making posters that help raise awareness of Cybersafety issues.

We will be taking our own photos to avoid any issues with copywrite.

We will not be using any images from the Internet.

Make sure you plan your poster carefully to ensure that it is delivering the message you want.

Make several drafts.

Discuss with your partner which draft you would like to publish to our media app.

Use the Photogene App ($2.99) to upload your final image to our class Picassa account.

This will allow your image to appear in our media app.

You can download our media app onto your iPad or iPod by following the link.

http://ibuildapp.com/web-OPS+Media

I Build Apps

In this video Jarrod Robinson (@mrrobbo) a PE teacher from Boort, shows us how to use the website http://ibuildapp.com/ to create our own apps.

In their excellent podcast RU Connected #47 Lois Smethurst @loisath and Jenny Ashby @jjash suggested that classes could use http://ibuildapp.com/ to create their own apps.

Thanks to their inspiration we will be trying to make our own apps in year five and six Info Lit this term.

Wish us luck!

 

iMovie on the iPads

Making our own Movies

Click here to watch an introduction to iMovie.

Today we will be learning to use iMovie on the iPads.

  • Watch this introduction to iMovie
  • Make a video of you and your partner telling three jokes
  • Use iMovie to convert your footage into a movie.
  • Remember to include titles and credits, video effects, transitions, background music and themes.
  • Use the Apple TV to share your final product.
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