Funny Movie Maker is a simple free app which lets the user put their ‘mouth’ onto a picture (anyone who’s ever seen the Annoying Orange videos on you tube will recognise the idea!). I can see lots of potential ideas for using this; speaking in role as a historical character, book character, explaining concepts etc. […]
Firstly, here’s an example of some of the writing produced, inspired by Epic Citadel. I was really pleased with the overall result! The next stage in the process was to describe the ‘Problem’ aspect of the story. Again wanting a lot of talk before writing, I wanted the children to first produce a news broadcast […]
As part of our castles topic, our Literacy unit in Year 4 is Knights and Dragons. My writing set are rewriting the story of George and the Dragon from the point of view of George. I wanted them to learn to describe different aspects of a setting using adverbials of place. I was delighted when […]
Creating Monster Aliens. What a great idea for getting children to use their iPads collaboratively! I’ll definitely be suggesting this to our KS1 teachers!
I found this really useful Guardian article, detailing the way in which a Year 6 teacher had used ipads in a number of ways to support children’s learning through a DT project. I found it really inspirational and hope to use a similar but simplified approach in my pop up books DT unit in Year […]