April 8

Author tweets, stop motion, spirograph

This week many classes read ‘Please Open this Book’ by Adam Lehrhaupt and illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. We loved the characters  and the great story sparked lots of discussion. Kindergarten students used the theme of the animals being stuck in the book to help them think about their digital work being stuck in an App. It was a great jumping off point for our lessons on saving our creations to the iPad photo album.

We tweeted our idea and the author wrote back!

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We have also been experimenting with stop motion video using items from the Maker Space.

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Team work, Problem solving, Cooperation, Creativity, Critical Thinking

Boom! Stop Motion in the Learning Commons from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

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Breathing new life into art prints with stop motion video.

Our 3D printed Spirograph worked pretty well!

Check out our 3D printed Spirograph set!

And don’t forget our Monster Book Fair is next week – April 11th – 15th. Classes will have an opportunity to visit the fair during their scheduled Learning Commons period. Student shoppers are welcome to bring their piggy banks at recess and lunch and everyone is welcome to come and check it out after 2:30. Parents and Caregivers are also invited to visit between 8:00 and 8:30 for a quieter browse.

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Posted April 8, 2016 by acrosland in category Digital Makers, Makers and Makerspaces

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