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Week 7,
Term One, 2016

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We have had a really busy start to 2016 in the Junior Technology classroom with all students eager to develop new skills and showcase their many talents.

This year is very special for our junior students as computer programming/coding will be introduced for all students in Years 2 to 6, software will include: We Do Lego, Kodu and Tynker Game Creator for the Lower Grades, Educational Mine Craft, Scratch and Python Programming Language for Upper Primary, exciting times are ahead.

This term Year 2 are enjoying visiting the Technology Classroom for the first time and they are creating a wonderful Life Cycle of a Butterfly using 3D Drawing software - Kid Pix. Year 3 students are creating a visual presentation showing all of the different learning styles and demonstrating their ability to use transitions, animations and adding their own narration.

Year 3 reflect on their first few weeks in Technology:

I love Tech because I have been learning new things on PowerPoint” - Benji 3M

"I love PowerPoint because I like to design things" - Harry 3M

I love using transitions and my favourite is Vortex” - Mason 3M

Moving into Year 4 students are using online software Prezi to create an interesting and interactive presentation to showcase their knowledge of a chosen explorer linking with their current unit of inquiry. Students in Year 5 are very busy creating sets and characters ready for filming next week using Stop Motion, again linking with their current unit of inquiry - Where We Are in Time and Place.

I think learning stop motion is fun and engaging” - Evie and Sofia 5P

We are doing stop motion and it is fun!” - Julia and Grace 5P

We really like drawing the sets for our stop motion” - Iona and Amy 5P

Year 6 Design students are immersing themselves into the world of architectural design! They are investigating the needs of a client and presenting their design ideas using Revit Architecture software.

As you can see we have been very busy in Technology this term and we look forward to bringing our ideas to life!

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