In addition to this, students have begun to explore the simplicity of the DoInk Green Screen app. We have the green screen (purchased with P & F Funding) , iPad and tripod set up for anyone who wishes to learn.
It will be available for the rest of the term. I am hoping that some inspired readers will create some BOOK HOOKS.
This term is always about Book Week and the promotion of reading. This year we are focusing on the pairing with a Makerspace concept.
At the start of term, students nominated their interest in a cardboard construction activity.
Over the course of two lunchtimes, students planned the lighthouse, presented their ideas, assessed the best plan and then came together a week later to actually construct the lighthouse. The process was loosely based on a DESIGN THINKING process.
At the top of the lighthouse there is an LED light that can be turned on (battery powered). This was a design element that the students need to consider when planning and building the lighthouse.
In the coming weeks we will add our shortlisted reviews to the Lighthouse Construction.
SO FAR in the JS Library this term…
Other activities that the students have been doing related to the Book Week are
creating BOOK LANTERNS using book dust covers
collating (PAPER CRAFT) of the L-I-G-H-T letters for display
STAY TUNED FOR MORE LUNCHTIME ACTIVITIES TO ‘LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY’ in the weeks to come.
In the JS Library this year we are planning to engage with the Share a Story Project and have a focus on exploring literature through the monthly topics in the beautiful Share a Story CALENDAR with the desire to celebrate literacy and learning at SALC.
The Share a Story Project is the idea of the prolific and well respected author Jackie French (who has currently published 103 books!). She is Australian Children’s Laureatefor 2014 and 2015 and Senior Australian of the Year 2015.
Share a Story Project
Learn more about this and find some suggested activities here.
In the past students have participated in exploratory sessions with programming, designing apps, game making and digital story telling. I would like to further scaffold this with a design thinking approach, where the students design their own inquiry, rather than it being a structured teacher led experience.