Charlie was surprised when she couldn’t use Loom in her class. Can you find out why? Can you suggest a similar tool she could use?
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Would you like to build a web-based app to help our community members improve the management of their waste? Here are some tips and resources.
Spend time on your planning. The most important consideration is WHY are we designing this app, along with WHAT ACTION do we want our audience to take after using the app?
Here’s a useful document to help you plan: app plan for waste inquiry based on the Techgirls Are Superheroes app designing competition.
Garage Band on the iPad is a fabulous tool for creating your own music which you can use with integrity in any of your own multimedia projects.
- Find a classmate who is an expert in Garage Band. Ask them to be your GB Buddy.
- Watch this YouTube clip:
3. Think LOOPS! These are patterns of music that can be joined together to create a catchy song.
4. Aim to create on the iPad as quickly as possible – they are not always available. Keep a note on which iPad you are using.
5. When you are happy with your tune, get it onto your PC. Try emailing it to your PC. (this might take a few minutes, so be patient.) This guide is useful.
6. Plan B for getting your Garage Band song onto your PC: airdrop the song to your teacher’s iPad. They can then send it to you via email OR OneDrive.
Once you have received your song on your PC, use Audacity to make changes, including putting it in a format which suits your project. You will need an extra bit of software called a LAME Encoder. This can be downloaded onto your PC from here.
Here are some App Inventor tutorials:
1. Cultural Stories
Book in Brette on Wednesday March 21 to come to your classroom for an oral storytelling session. This is an ideal two-class or buddy class activity.
2. Baker Boy
Learn Baker Boy’s moves for the chorus of his Hottest 100 hit, Marryuna. Watch the clip on this page for the chorus moves.
LYRICS FOR THE CHORUS;
Yolngu, mala, our music is growing
I’m using my manikay
The river is flowing – dab
Feel the wind blowing
Yolngu ngali marrtji
Miyak got dirramu
Marryuna, marryuna, marryuna, marryuna.
Check out this next clip to pick up some freestyling ideas.
This is a web-based tool which enables you to record a set of short video clips.
Create a new grid, and a new topic. Copy the link to your topic and share this with your students – either on an iPad or a laptop.
TIP: set up a ‘recording booth’ in your classroom and get your students creating, in pairs or one-by-one. Keep videos to under 30sec.
Time to design your own emoji! Some important points to remember:
Your emoji must be made up of pixels. You are welcome to use pencils and squared paper, or download this Excel template for squared paper. Use the fill tool – the ‘bucket’ – to create your emoji.
save your work on your OneNote – Library tab.
Read this article on the original emojis:
Have a go at copying the emojis using grid paper. Take a photo of your work for your OneNote Library page.
We are learning about how places in Australia are similar and different.
We are learning to describe places in different ways – by their names, their features and their location.
We are learning about the indigenous names of places in our country.
We are learning to locate and collect information from images
Watch this Slide Show