Jul 012019
  1. Look at the Autumn Days words below – can we come up with some lines for a Summer Days song?
  2. In JIT5
    1. Create an Animate page and Save
    2. Create a Mix page – select animation and text below
    3. Load animation into mix page


  • Make a simple background
  • Characters
    • Draw a character (big) – create a stamp
    • OR use a picture from the list
  • Animate

Autumn Days

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled
And the silk inside a chestnut shell.
Jetplanes meeting in the air to be refuelled.
All these thing I love so well

So I mustn’t forget
No, I mustn’t forget.
To say a great big
Thank You
I mustn’t forget

Clouds that look like familiar faces
And the winters moon with frosted rings.
Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces
And the song the milkman sings

Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered
And a swallow curving in the sky
Shoes so comfy though they’re worn out and they’re battered
And the taste of apple pie.

Scent of gardens when the rain’s been falling
And a minnow darting down a stream
Picked-up engine that’s been stuttering and stalling
And a win for my home team.

Jun 242019
  1. On the iPads
  2. Multimedia folder
  3. iCanAnimate app
  4. Choose an small item to animate
  5. Take a picture
  6. Move the item a tiny bit
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 LOTS of times!!


  • Keep the iPad still
  • Move a tiny bit each time
  • Make sure your hands are out of the way
  • Export to camera roll
Jun 032019

Week 3 – finishing

  • Intro (eg black screen, black with title, black)
  • Images with narration
    • Adjust volumes so info is clear
    • Adjust length of images to fit narration – with small gaps for music interlude (only a few seconds)
  • Credits
    • Written and presented by … (first names only)
    • St Mark’s C of E Junior School, Salisbury, 2019
    • Music [name of music] by Kevin MacLeod
    • Insert this picture: “incompetech.com   License: CC BY creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 (or include the slide from me)”

Week 2

By the end of today:

  • All pictures into iMovie
  • Including all blank/title/quote screens
  • Find backing music and email me
  • Narration in note form ready top start narrating next week


GMail app

  1. Log in
  2. At end of session – manage accounts – delete account

Google image search

  1. Swipe colours to the left to find usage rights – labelled for non commercial use

Week 1

  1. Choose your favourite topic from any year at St Mark’s
  2. Plan (use email to draft)
    1. Ideas
    2. Pictures (labelled for non commercial use; attach to email)
    3. Facts
    4. Intro
    5. Outro
    6. Script
    7. Music – look on incompetech.com for appropriate soundtrack music – email me the link
  3. Planning success – minimum
    1. 5 picures
    2. 5 pieces of information (in own words) t go with pictures
    3. music
  4. Produce iMovie (access email on iPad – don’t forget to remove account at end)
    1. Pictures
    2. Edit lengths
    3. Credits
    4. Title
    5. Music – incompetech.com
  5. Share
    1. Save
    2. Publish
    3. Promote
Jun 032019

LF What makes an effective radio programme?

Listen to some of these radio programmes:

  1. What elements make them effective? (Collect ideas then Diamond 9)
  2. Is there anything you would improve?
  3. PMI for radio programmes

LF Planning 10 Qs and As

  • Write 10 questions and answers about the Greeks or (even better) an aspect of the Greeks.

LF Planning a mini documentary

  • Draw a bubble map/mind map of ideas for your programme
  • Use your Greek topic work to add detail to different ideas
  • Take a section each (or with a pair) to work on
  • (If you are working with a pair – don’t “chorus talk”)
  • Record as soon as you have enough for a short section

LF Recording

  • Record short sections (we haven’t got time for lots of takes of longer sections)
  • Just use the video (with the camera covered up) to record parts of your programme.
  • Outro
    • 10 questions and answers about the ancient Greeks was written and presented by [Names]
    • It is a 2019 production as part of Computing at St Mark’s C of E Junior School, Salisbury
    • The music is [name of music] by Kevin Macleod incompetech.com   License: CC BY creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

LF Backup

  1. Open the Google Drive app
  2. Login
  3.  Click the + at the bottom right – Upload – Photos and Videos
  4. Select your videos
  5. LOGOUT – click three lines (top left) – click username – Manage accounts – MANAGE – REMOVE all accounts

LF Saving your finished iMovie

  1. Click “Done”
  2. Share button (square with up arrow)
  3. Save video – medium
  4. Then upload to Google Drive


Nov 122018

Your idea

  • Content – what information are you going to give?  What style? Interview, conversation, Q+A…?
  • Image – what scene will you be infront of?
  • Keep it short, clear


  • Image – in Safari, find your image – select marked for reuse.  Save it to the camera roll.
  • Greenscreen app
    • Start new project
    • Top + = camera
    • Second + = image, from camera roll – choose the one you saved
    • Record


Oct 042018
  • Typing
  • Create a Thank you card to thank the adult who was looking after you last week
  • Use the template in shared files
  • Be specific, personal
  • Draw pictures with the drawing tools
  • Rotate the inside sections


  • Bold, bright
  • Top left – upside down
  • At least three specific thank yous
  • Fill up the areas
  • Delete lines
  • In my files – Add a ” learning conversation” to say “finished”
  • Go onto typing
Apr 202018


  •   Picture –  – camera – 
  • Take pictures of front, left, right face
  • On one page
  • Fill the page, eg one big, two small
  • Crop (drag blue side squares) to get rid of background
  • 3 pictures
  • Save as “picasso”

Mr Picassohead!

  • Create your own Picasso-style line drawing
  • http://www.picassohead.com/create.html
  • When yo have finished:
    • CTRL – square with two lines  
    • Copy to clipboard
    • Go to new j2e5 page
    • CTRL – V  paste
    • Crop and enlarge