We used a ton of skills this morning.
A week ago we looked at the poem Sweetieraptors which as a lot of Scot’s words and is great fun. The biggies wrote their own verses, being careful to rhyme and follow the rhythm of the original.
We put together the movie to show our poems. Each pupil made a keynote slide to cary the text and used the green screen feature of iMovie to add that text onto of their movies. They then added the voice.
Everyone AirDropped their movies to Aaron who put them altogether into one longer video.
A while back the Biggies created some Christmas Art on their iPads for the NLC Christmas Art Competition. We had a Winner. But here are all our entries. The Class are getting really skilful at using the Brushes App for painting. Many show great understanding of layers and how to use them.
We decorated our “Tree of Gratitude” with some micro:bit bobbles. We programmed them to animate when receiving a signal from another micro:bit!
Last week we had our Banton Halloween Party. The costumes showed some great creativity. This week we are adding some digital creativity too.
We took pictures of the pupils in front of a green screen, the class used their picture in Keynote. They removed the green background using the instant alpha feature and added a suitable background.
We use pictures from unsplashed and from flickr we understand that we need permission and that some photos need to be attributed.
We were learning to animate in keynote. We practised grouping and layering. We applied gradients and colours. We used our imagination.
There was a lot to take in and we had you use our listening skills.
Click the images to see them full-sized:
We have been working on out Micro:bit guitar project.
We started by Hacking our headphones to work with the micro:bits Microbit Guitars
We made guitars with our artist skills and programmed the micro:bits to react to light and acceleration to make ‘Music” Micro:bit guitars part 2
We then make Robot masks, and video or still image backgrounds for our performance.
We videoed ourselves playing our guitars in from of the green screen and used iMovie to add these to our background Movies.
We have been working with our micro:bit guitars. We now control them with light and acceleration, the light controls the tone and the tempo is controlled by the acceleration.
To play the micro:bits you need to move it and control the light by waving you hand over it or putting near a light source.
Today we added two bits of tin foil on our guitars, and we will use this in the nearer future to turn it off or on.
The Biggies have been using their coding and craft skills to build electric microbic guitars.
They had to learn to hack their headphones, make a guitar and code the microbits to play music controlled by light.
There is more to do, but we though it was worth sharing now!
The Biggies have been learning about Function Machines during maths. They made their own machines using scratch.
Here are links to the first ones finished, click through and see if you can guess or work out what the functions are:
We will add more machines next week.