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May 15

Non-Linear Presentations with Year 5 (21st May 2015)

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)

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Scratch with Y4 (13th May 2015)

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.

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Code Club - Using Scratch (12th May 2015)

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 try out Discovery Coding (12th May 2015)

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.

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Cedars meet Bee-Bot (11th May 2015)

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.

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Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture

Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 1 Aimee
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 2 Arineth
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 3 Beau
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 4 Brandon
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 5 Freddie
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 6 Grace
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 7 Isaac
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 8 Jack
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 9 Jamie
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 10 Jessica
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 11 Joshua
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 12 Nicolas
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 13 Patrick
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 14 Reece
Cedars Bee-Bot pictures using 2Paint a Picture 15 Ryan

Non-Linear Presentations with Year 5 (7th May 2015)

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......

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Simulations with Willow class (5th May 2015)

    

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.

Picture 1 Abbie
Picture 2 Aeryn
Picture 3 Andrew
Picture 4 Ashley
Picture 5 Eloise
Picture 6 Emma
Picture 7 Esther
Picture 8 Frazer
Picture 9 Gabby
Picture 10 George
Picture 11 Jack
Picture 12 Liliana
Picture 13 Max
Picture 14 Mia
Picture 15 Nia
Picture 16 Oakley
Picture 17 Oliver B
Picture 18 Oliver C
Picture 19 Olivia
Picture 20 Thomas