This is my final project, based on a poem I had written a few years back, inspired by the SBS documentary Go Back to Where You Came From. I decided to experiment with stop motion animation., a bit differently to my first attempt almost 3 years ago (see: Lola). Some barriers this time included lack of… Continue reading Week 14: MTeach Film Fest
Stormbreaker Trailer Storyboard: Stormbreaker Trailer: Created with iMovie and Action Movie on the iPad.
Play School Art Maker The Play School Art Maker app allows children to create pictures, animated movies and picture slideshows using PlaySchool toys and craft items. Children can also add audio narration and dialogue to their story. Without rules, children are free to explore their imagination using this app. To include some toys/characters into the scene,… Continue reading Week 4: iPads and Digital Stories
REFLECT ON THE READING Many forms of media have existed as tools that teachers can use in the classroom. What makes the IWB useful is in the way it is able to aggregate various media forms into an “easy-to-manipulate digital format that can be accessed through a single point of contact” (Betcher & Lee, 2009, p. 86). Using the… Continue reading Week 3B: IWB
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan Themes: adults losing touch with their curiosity how adults just become a cog in the inner workings for society Notes on the animation: adult’s voice: “now I can’t remember any of those”; languished adult voice he notices a tiny bell first before the Lost Thing slow reveal of the… Continue reading Week 3A: The Lost Thing
The Artifacts The Artifacts is an interactive story app created by Slap Happy Larry about a boy named Asaf, who has an obsession with collecting unusual and bizarre items. It explores themes of childhood collections, moving house, and the boundless potential of one’s imagination. There are 21 hand-drawn pages in the story. Each page is… Continue reading Week 2: Digital resources for literacy
Tutorial Activities 1. Setting the context Music – play some jazz using Jazz cats app. Have you heard this type of music before? How does it make you feel? IWB – uncover images and discuss city and names. PRINCIPLES UTILISED: Students are provided with some play and creativity opportunities during the introduction of the lesson, which… Continue reading Week 1A: Principles for literacy and technology use