March 4

Showing Learning about Japan: Mixed Media

Students in Grade 1 showed their learning about Japan by using the drawing app Doodle Buddy. Instead of exporting from the app and uploading to Dropbox, students used a frame placed on top of their work and used the camera of another iPad to take a photo. We are looking forward to figuring out other ways that we can combine media to show learning.

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February 22

Morphing into characters with Face Film App

In the Learning Commons, we shared Danielle Daniel’s book Sometimes I feel like a Fox. The paperback edition is in a larger format which makes the pictures more visible in a group. Students discussed which character they connected with the most on that day. We used FaceFilm App to show ourselves in the characters.

Morphing into character connections from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

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February 14

Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World

Students had great fun sharing the terms of endearment their family uses. We celebrated Valentine’s Day with the wonderful book Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World by Jacqueline K. Ogburn with illustrations by Chris Raschka. Students showed their learning with digital creations using Doodle Buddy App.

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February 5

Designing Manga, inspired by old maps

Students have been learning about anime and manga traditions from Japan. We practised visualizing and looking at old maps in new ways. Students created manga creatures and animals using the map features from an old atlas.

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