Friday, June 26, 2009

Liking iCal

Yes it worked again. Lucky it did because I was just packing up to leave.
Last week we had 14 teachers from various school come to our school on the RED Bus Tour. As a lead teacher there was no escaping a visit. I decided not to totally change my plan as I was behind with my art work. (Art exhibition on, thats another story!) What I did was to base ICT activities around my art unit.

We used 2 different programs to make slide shows of our art photos.

Key Note - There were children working on 2 laptops. This was a relatively new program for them. There was 1 expert who assisted the children. (I worked with this child and showed him some basics of KeyNote the day before.) - This is a Web2.0 tool. My class have been using this for quite some time practicing making slides. On this day they maked a slide and uploaded it to their e-portfolio.

Using the camera.

We have 2 class photographers. Each child in the class needed to have a photo taken to upload to their ‘Artist Profile’
The photographers then imported them into iPhoto for the class to use.


This is another Web2.0 tool. The class have used this on different occasions. It is a site where children can go to to add notes about a given topic. I set the topic and the children had to add notes to the topic of art.

The children used pages to complete their ‘Artist Profiles’

Children were updating their profiles on their e-portfolio.

I was very proud of my children who really showed off their skills.

1 comment:

  1. Yet again I'm very impressed! The bus tour was very successful and your kids were amazing. Now, if we could only get you using iCal for other things as well as blogging reminders ...