Sharing Stories and Learning with the @BookCreatorApp

Last year, I had the opportunity to (finally) use Book Creator with our students, working with the Year 2 teachers to help their students plan and publish their first eBooks. Students were learning about Australian Indigenous Dreamtime stories, and had the opportunity to create and illustrate their own – e.g. “How the Goanna got its’ tail”. Students started out […]

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Mashing up @HaikuDeck & @ExplainEverything: Year 2 iPad Information Reports

Last year, my Year 2 colleagues and I embarked on what turned out to be one of the most (over) ambitious #ipsict projects to date, creating Information Report videos about Australian animals using a mashup of HaikuDeck and Explain Everything. Now we’ve discovered Adobe Voice, I now know that there is a far simpler way […]

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Powerful Learning with iPads – iMovie Book Trailers in Grade 3

As I look back over the past six months, one teaching and learning experience stands out as a true highlight – the Year 3 iMovie Book Trailer Project, which was developed and brought to life by the amazing students of Year 3B, and their wonderful teacher.  The Process This project was run in Term 3, […]

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Circumnavigating the Globe with the Travelling Scrapbooks

A little over a year ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with an idea … What if we could create a physical artefact of global collaboration? What if we could create something to demonstrate the power of global connections with our schools, communities, and the world? And thus, the travelling scrapbook […]

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Struggling to Teach Creative Commons

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Scott McLeod Would you believe that our education department ICT policy makers, in their infinite wisdom, have blocked student access to Flickr.com? And that this means, that no less than four out of five Creative Commons images sites, which are SUITABLE for students, don’t WORK AT […]

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Sharing our World Water Day Reflections with the World #WLPSict

With the help of our international #globalclassroom PLN, this year’s #WorldWaterDay International LinoIt Project was a huge success! We’ve had over 820 hits in 3 days (we’re still hoping to hit 1000!), and received comments from around Australia, Spain, Greece, Denmark, South Africa, Trinidad, Canada, Russia, Taiwan, and Argentina! We even hosted an original music video created by […]

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