Archive for January 25th, 2012
Stage’d is a fun way to make digital animated comics.
Stage’D is definitely a work-in-progress, but already there’s lots of fun to be had.
You can pick characters and choose costumes for them. Then you can pick from a library of animations for them to perform, and don’t forget to give’em some dialog! Pick some scenery and you have a comic. As easy as that.
Today’s timetable was gloriously packed: lessons with 60 Year 6 pupils and their teachers followed by another lesson with the rest of the Year 6 pupils, and their teachers. Next up was a session with the Year 4 and Year 5 teachers, swiftly followed by a lesson with the Year 1 pupils, exploring a beach with buckets of sand and bowls of water.
Lessons over, and all the primary school staff joined us in the afternoon for an iPad session where the teachers wandered through Epic Citadel, made a pot and spotted a pick-pocket. Overheard by one teacher, “we’re kinda just cruising around”. That’s what pick-pockets do isn’t it? Continue Reading
The Technology Intergration Facilitor Team here at Qatar Academy are doing amazing, creative and supoortive projects working alongside the classroom teachers and their pupils. One of the team, Scott Johnson, has kindly shared one on the projects here:
This is a digital storytelling project I’ve been helping a Grade 4 class with this year. The story is all about a talking penguin (their class mascot) who has managed to turn an old ipod into a time machine. However, it doesn’t quite work properly. When the ‘forward’ button is pressed it will go to any random time and place in the future. If the ‘back’ button is pressed, it will go to any random time and place in the past. Continue Reading