Mrs McLeod’s Favourite Book – No More Biscuits! by Paeony Lewis

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Mrs McLeod chose “No More Biscuits” as her favourite book because she loves biscuits. She is also very impressed by the lengths Florence and Arnold go to in order to get just one more biscuit. There is also a very yummy recipe at the end of the book.

 

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Explain Everything

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Explain Everything ($2.99) is a really fabulous app that allows you to create your own presentations.  You can draw pictures and record your voice. We used the app to retell some of our favourite fairy tales.  Next week we will begin importing pictures into our presentations. These can be pictures we have drawn, photos we have taken or images we have saved from the Internet.

 

 

This week we will be celebrating the Olympics with our own school based Oatylympics.

Here are some websites you might find helpful – just in case your teachers ask you to do a research project focussing on the Olympics.

Olympics

www.olympic.org

“Official source of Olympic Games sports, countries, results, medals, schedule, athlete bios, teams, news, photos, videos for Summer and Winter Olympics.”

London 2012

www.london2012.com

“Official Website for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Live results, competition schedule, news, photos, videos, medal count, athlete bios.”

Australia London 2012

london2012.olympics.com.au

“Official Site of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team for London Olympics. News, Athlete Blogs, Bios, Video, Galleries, Online Games and Education Resources.”

ABC News – The Olympics

www.abc.net.au/news/sport/olympics

“News reports on the games, athlete biographies, and links to audio news broadcasts.”

Images

http://www.london2012.com/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/sport/olympics/

 

Book Creator Tutorial

Book Creator for iPad is available from the iTunes Store for $5.49.

Our students having been using it to create their own ePubs. They can add images, text and voice recordings to their books before opening them in iBooks.

We haven’t tried but in theory you can also submit your books to the iBookstore.

The app is very intuitive and our students are finding it fun and easy to use.

 

 

 

Drawing Pad Tutorial

The Drawing Pad App is available from the iTunes store for $1.99.

It is a fantastic app. It includes a large range of drawing tools and colours. You can add backgrounds, stamps and stickers. You can import images from your camera roll and photo albums.

There are lots of options for exporting your finished work including:

  • Saving to your Camera Roll
  • Emailing
  • Printing
  • Posting to Facebook and Twitter

The only downside is that you can not add text.