Spark PAGE

Last week we took a look at two new apps – Adobe Spark Post is for social graphics and Adobe Spark Video for animated videos.

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This we looked at Adobe’s third app – Adobe Spark Page for web stories. Spark Page allows users to mix text, videos, images, animations, and effects into an engaging blog post style. This app builds on on similar features and concepts from Post, it’s easy to combine various forms of media into a blog post with the same kinds of automated design effects. It’s a great way to SHARE your story.

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SMORES Galore…

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It’s time to ANIMATE…

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 9.28.25 pm  iMotion Pro

Use iMotion Pro to create an animation of a tower.

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Animation and Drawing by Do Ink ($7.99)

 http://www.doink.com/tutorials-1/ 

Watch the first tutorial and create your own animation of a buzzing fly.

Create an animated space scene

  • Include one rocket
  • Include one planet

Create an animated undersea scene

  • Include one swimming fish
  • Include one jiggling octopus

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 10.06.56 pm  Green Screen by Do Ink ($4.49)

Watch the Green Screen Instructional Video.
Practice making Green Screen animations using your tower video.

Use Green Screen by Do Ink to combine your tower and undersea animations.

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Keynote…

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Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking closely at Keynote and teaching you a variety of skills. We will make basic presentations so you can learn and practice as you go. We will step you through each skill and help you along the way.

 

Here’s a list of the skills we will cover:

  • creating a presentation
  • choosing a theme
  • adding new slides
  • choosing different layouts
  • reordering and deleting slides
  • adding pictures from the camera roll
  • selecting pictures, cropping and changing their size
  • formatting pictures with the paintbrush – changing style, style options, borders, colour, width and line
  • adding text
  • formatting text with the paintbrush – size, colour and font
  • formatting text boxes with the paintbrush – changing style, fill and border with colour, width and line
  • animation and transitions
  • printing
  • saving presentations
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Term Three Already…

Welcome back…

This term we will continue to read Wonder by R.J. Palacio and find out a little bit more about Auggie but from a different perspective. We will hear from Via, Summer and Jack and how they see and feel about August.

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 10.32.14 amOn the iPads we will also look at Keynote and the Information Literacy Process in detail to produce a major piece of work for the term. Keynote is a free app unless your iPad is pre September 2013 then it cost $12.99.  It’s a presentation app that allows you to add photos, text, transitions, animation and video. Please make sure you have the Keynote app on your iPad ready to use for our first lesson.

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It was 4TC, 4SF and 4WS’s turn in the Kitchen this week.

Over the past two days 4TC, 4SF and 4WS have had their chance to have some fun in the kitchen and make something delicious. The jam doughnut muffins were a hit with the grade fours…they enjoyed their school cooked treat. I know their teachers appreciated the hot jam doughnut muffins too! Hopefully they took the recipe home to make some for you 🙂

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Making Juggling Balls

This week 4WS had a go at making their own juggling balls. They were shown an instructional video to give them some clues on how to go about making them.

They were supplied with the following materials:

  • scissors
  • tape
  • funnel
  • measuring cup
  • rice
  • balloons

Then in pairs they had to make three juggling balls each and create an instructional video of their own using the Shadow Puppet app. Of course this created great excitement and mess! Lucky they know how to have fun but still clean up 🙂

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The Gossipy Parrot

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“The Gossipy Parrot” by Shen Reddie

From the Publisher . . .

Godfrey is a very gossipy parrot – there is nothing he likes better than passing on a rumour and stirring up some trouble! Most of the animals in the jungle aren’t quite sure who this chatterbox is. Until one day Lion decides enough is enough and decides to teach Godfrey a lesson. But will Godfrey really mend his ways?

Making Parrots

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This wek the Preps have been reading, “The Gossipy Parrot.”

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 10.18.32 amAfter they have finished reading they will be making some parrots of their own.  We used Shadow Puppet Edu to make videos to help them create their pictures.

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