More media making

January 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Back in an ICT seminar again, this week has gone so fast! Today we were able to make another media project based around the book ‘What the Ladybird Heard. At first we were discussing the importance of stories and how they can be used in the classroom to promote learning. some of the ideas that came from our group discussion were; that they can used within almost any topic, they are engaging for the children and that they can be adapted in so many different ways.

Using our book to think of another media project was easy, we decided to retell the story using Puppet Pals, an app available on th iPad. This was more difficult than the first one as a lot more thinking was involved to ensure that we   Retold the story correctly. We briefly discussed the story before we started  to ensure we all knew what had to happen. The app we decided to use was more complicated than I was expecting, as we had to take pictures of the book for the back drops and characters as well as using our voices for the characters. However I did enjoy using the app. After we had recorded our first scene we quickly moved onto the next, unfortunately we forgot to save the first one so had to recreate it which was frustrating, however it was fun and the second attempt worked out better than the first (in my opinion). Once we had created all the scenes we were able to put it all together to retell our version of the story What the Ladybird Heard;

I feel that the app would be appropriate for children to use as once they know what they are doing it is quite simple. With children in the Foundation Stage Adult support may be needed to ensure the children are able to use the app appropriately. However with children in KS1 I feel after a simple tutorial they will be able to use it independently either on their own or in group.

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  1.    Naz Fojdar on February 23, 2014 4:12 pm      Reply

    I really enjoyed your Puppet Pal ‘what the ladybird heard’, It has inspired me to purchase the book to use on placement!

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