Monday, 24 June 2019


Tech Talk:

Why do software companies produce different versions?

  • To make money
  • To keep it up-to-date
  • To work on different operating systems
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What's an Operating System (OS)?
Different operating systems can be used for different reasons. Some are used for every day things like on a personal computer. Others are used for specialised work.

It can be small (like MenuetOS), or big (like Microsoft Windows). 
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An operating system has many jobs. It is responsible for making sure that all the programs can use the Central Processing Unit (CPU), system memorydisplaysinput devices like printers, and other hardware. It also lets the user have a fast, clean, and safe interface so they can do work on the computer. It also talks to other computers or devices on a network.
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Because PowerPoint is part of the Microsoft Office suite, its version is the same as that of the Office suite that comes with the computer you are using. Which, in turn, means that if, for example, you have Microsoft Office 2019, you also have PowerPoint 2019. If you have Microsoft Office 2003, you also have PowerPoint 2003 and so on. As a consequence, to know what version of PowerPoint you use, you need to know what version of Office you own.

Play: Open Power Point. 
What version do we use at school? Is it the same as mine? 
Make a PP of the new ducklings.
Let me show you how to:

  • insert information on the ducklings from Student Resources.
  • design your slides.
  • tradition your slides.
  • add slides.
  • add animations.

Monday, 20 May 2019


Playing with the children in my garden yesterday afternoon. Look what happened:

We watched this TED video about Augmented Reality (AR) and what it can do and where it may go in the future.

we then visited:

where we printed some colouring sheets, coloured them and then used Apple technology to bring these images to life using AR and QR codes.

I also showed the children the Wazzy App where we made a dinosaur visit the Readers Lounge! 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019



What is Macro Photography? 

Today your task is to design and make posters to promote our Wicographer Competition. 

Here is the letter we will send out:

We are also going to do an assembly to promote the competition.

Who is going to say what?

Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

I started off this weeks session by sharing a video of David Beckham:

We talked about voice simulators and how they have benefits and drawbacks.

We also watched how a video game could help save Notre Dame:

After this we had a play on a site where we had to use computational thinking:

This is a great site for the whole family! 

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Murder Mystery!

Who killed Humpty?

Today there was a situation! The children were greeted to the session with police tape and an eggy mess! 

But who done it?! 

The children had to use all the skills they have learnt this term to find out! 
Scan QR codes, video and interview, take photos and report using an app.

We looked at the evidence.

It got us thinking, questioning, disputing, justifying!

Here are some reports:

The murder was... that would be telling!

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Video Star

The last two weeks we have looked at the app Video Star on the iPads. We practised moving to the music and changing frames in time with the music! We also thought about using props and looking at what was in the background of our videos!

The children found this process quite challenging.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Time Lapse

During todays session we looked at some time lapse videos on You Tube.

We then used this as inspiration to create our own time lapse videos, working in pairs.

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