Friday, 28 October 2011

School Newsletter 28 October 2011

School Newsletter 28 October 2011
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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

School Newsletter 7 October 2011

School Newsletter 7 October 2011

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Advice for our All Blacks - iPad animations

What would a group of 6 and 7 year old rugby enthusiasts ask our All Blacks if they had the chance? Let's see!

A group of 10 students from Rooms 2 and 3 (Years 2-3) had the chance to work in pairs to test-drive our new iPads, using the built in camera and the PuppetPals HD app. They were asked to come up with an animation showing them giving some advice to some of the All Blacks.

Carol cut out and made some cardboard All Blacks for them, using some models published in The Press recently. No scripts were used, just thinking and talking 'off the cuff'. Drawing around their characters was quite hard, so next time we might try out a stylus pen instead of fingers. They've come up with a pretty good result for their first effort, and these are certain to make you smile :-)

TIP - don't wait for all the videos to load - click on a play button and see if a video starts playing).

By Graeson and Nathan:
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By Brodie and Claudia (Daniel Carter's mum teaches at our school, hence the wee gem at the end of this video):
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By Zaden and Phelix:
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By Liam and John:
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By Jack and Regan (this animation is quite long, but there are lots of little gems amongst it, so it hasn't been edited):
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