Well, after much hard work, Year 5 were adding some finishing touches to their presentations today. I am very pleased with their work. The children were so enthused with the project, that many gave up lunchtimes to work on the presentation design, or research the given topic. One child, who was sent home as they were poorly, worked on the task at home!
Today, we disabled the 'Advance Slide on Mouse Click' option and added buttons with hyperlinks to relevant pages of the presentation. By doing this, the reader can now choose which page to access, rather than moving through each slide in turn (I have attached a help sheet below on how to do this).
Take a look at some examples - more will appear as they are finished!
(As the website does not yet support PPSX files, you will have to press F5 when you have opened the presentation)
Now this is what touchscreens are made for! Y4 looked at the Music Machine, created in Code Club, and had a play on the whiteboard. After discussing all the elements that went into making the program, the children went into the ICT suite and began piecing together their own Music machine, without any instructions. check out Maxine's effort below.
At Code Club, the children were shown a program called 'Music Machine'. They first had to decompose the program, examining what elements were needed to construct the program. Then the children were challenged to make the program. why not have a go yourself....
Willows had their first taster of Discovery Coding today. They learnt how to make objects move on the screen, by inserting actions (code) and running their program. The children seemed to thoroughly enjoy this form of programming.
Today the Cedars class were introduced to Bee-Bot. We discussed how he got his name, the fact he is a bumblebee and a robot, and how bee-bot does exactly what you tell him to do. Well, er.... not exactly as we tell him. Cedars found out he doesn't speak human or bumblebee. In fact, bee-bot has his own language where you press his buttons to make him move. Cedars loved just playing with him and getting to make him move.
It has been a hard couple of weeks, but Year 5 finally finished their templates for their Victorian presentations....
...And the template design look great!
First they had to create a Victorian collage to use as the background and sidebar. The children learnt how to change the template of the PowerPoint by editing the Slide Master, thus creating a design that was consistent through their presentation. We felt this gave it a more professional look and feel.
Now the children need to do a little bit of research and add content in the next lesson.
*Just added two documents underneath (i) How to create Background collage (ii) How to setup presentation template. I hope they work......
Today the children in Willows were exploring computer simulations, looking at how computers can be used to model / represent real life situations. We discussed how technology has helped people, such as pilots, racing car drivers and astronauts, in their jobs. Look at our posters below.