Oct 012019
 
  1. Copy Stormbreaker cover
    1. Save with a different name
  2. Create complete cover with spine and back cover
    1. Match the style of the front
  3. Copy another front cover
  4. Design your own front cover
Sep 302019
 

j2e5 skills

Year 3

  • Enter username and password
  • Select items (arrow tool – double click – blue squares)
  • Delete items (select, backspace)
  • Undo
  • Click and drag
  • Resize, rotate, reposition items
  • Change effects – colours, thickness, bold,…
  • Use tools
  • Duplicate items (drag )
  • Search for media within j2e ()
  • Save ()
  • Locate work

Year 4

  • Attention to detail
  • Choosing fonts
  • Layering items
  • Crop images
  • Drag select more than one item

Year 5

  • Use websites to generate content eg cooltext
  • Stretch images in j2e (shift-drag)
  • Attention to detail
  • Group items
  • Shape crop images

Year 6

  • Attention to detail
  • Independently use tools
  • Focus on audience, purpose
  • Actively solve problems

Learning skills

  • Is positive when exploring new tools
  • Has a “hands down and have a go” attitude.
  • Is sociable – ready to help, accepts help
Sep 192019
 

LF: j2e tools

  1. Go to “my files”, “shared files”, your class folder
  2. Open the Farming book cover and edit
  3. Use the tools in j2e to copy it as accurately as possible.

Things to consider:

  • Start with the cover background colour and build it up in layers.  Break the problem down – DECOMPOSITION
  • Use 3 OR 4 KEY SEARCH WORDS to find an exact picture match
  • Large background picture – crop then lock in place
  • Search for png images (without white background), eg google “apple png”
  • Copy and paste images from the Google Chrome (or drag onto j2e page)
  • Choose font carefully
  • Use layers (like a paper collage) = piles of paper tools bottom right
  • Keep improving…

Useful tools…?

Stormbreaker sphere video:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=17c6qWtFTbxyR4Oob5jG59-uxL6naW2ti

Finished?

Have you copied the book cover exactly?

  • Layout
  • Spacing
  • Colours
  • Pictures
  • Fonts
  • Positioning

Choose a contrasting book cover to copy.

What have you learned about good cover design?

Mar 052019
 

LF Using j2e5 tools

Success steps

1 Finish border

  1. Finish your border – see last blog

2 Title

  1. Add the title:  EXTREME EARTH
    1. You could use the cool text website
      1. Choose a style
      2. Type the title
      3. Create logo
      4. Drag and drop to j2e5
      5. or
      6. RH click on the title – copy image
      7. In j2e – CTRL-V to paste

3 Add pictures + text

  1. Search volcano, earth, earthquake pictures in j2e5
    1. resize, position
    2. crop
      1. drag the middle blobs
      2. choose a crop shape
  2. Add words to do with the topic:
    1. mantle, magma, lava, volcano,…

4 Add name

  1. Add your name and class at the bottom

5 Editing

  1. Space things out evenly – no big gaps, pictures paced evenly
  2. Look at some book covers to help you with your design

6 DON’T FORGET TO SAVE!

Feb 272019
 

1 Making a page border with your own drawing

  • Use this video to help you make a page border with your own drawing.

Success steps

  1. Start a new j2e5 page
  2. Use the drawing tools to draw a SIMPLE picture
  3. Change colours
  4. Use group button – to make it one picture
  5. Move items with the mouse
  6. Use grid and snap
  7. Use duplicate tool to copy shapes
  8. Select more than one item by dragging a box
  9. Be resilient – take care when lining up shapes
  10. Save with a useful name

Finished?

Put your name in the bottom right hand corner.

Make the page into a topic title page:

  1. Add a BIG title:  Extreme Earth
  2. Use the picture search in j2e to find pictures of the Earth, volcanoes,…
  3. Fill the page
Jan 172019
 

Work through these videos in order.  Don’t forget to save!

  1. Video tutorial – seeting up page links in j2e5
  2. Video tutorial  – setting up page links in Scratch
  3. Video tutorial 2 – using page numbers as links in j2e5
  4. Video tutorial 2 – Making page links and hiding links in Scratch
  5. Video tutorial 3 – Show what page we’re on – in Scratch

Now you have set up the links for an eBook in j2e5 and Scratch.

Using your knowledge from your Roman topic, create the content for your eBook.  Choose a small topic, eg Roman Food.

  1. An attractive title page
  2. 3 more pages of information with one sentence on each and a picture.
    1. Whe you search for pictures – use “Images – tools – usage rights – labelled for non commercial use
Jan 072019
 

Video tutorial

  1. Open “linked pages template” in shared files, st-marks
  2.  Making the hyperlinks:
    1. Select “Next”
    2. Click “link” on the tool panel
    3. Type “#page 2”
    4. Click “ok”
    5. SAVE
  3. Testing the link
    1. Make sure you have saved
    2. Click “view”
    3. Click on the link
  4. Now create the link back to page 1 from page 2
  5. You could also have the page numbers at the bottom so you can skip to any page.
  6. Can you make a button with shapes and text?
  7. Add a link to my blog:  https://st-marks-wilts-sch-uk.j2bloggy.com/MrWs-Computing-Blog/

Video tutorial 2 – using page numbers as links

More to think about

  • HTML is the language that is used to make webpages.  Click on this link to see how links work in HTML : HTML links
  • Make a simple adventure game by creating pages with doors which are links to a new page.  It could be a maze…
Jan 052019
 
  1. Create and save two pages in j2e5:
    1. Page 1
    2. Page 2
  2. On Page 1 you need
    1. Title:  “Page 1” – make it big!
    2. “Link to page 2”
  3. On Page 2 you need
    1. Title:  “Page 2” – make it big!
    2. “Link to page 1”
  4.  Making the hyperlinks:
    1. Select “link to page 2”
    2. Click “link” on the tool panel
    3. Click “browse…”
    4. Select Page 2
    5. Click “ok”
    6. SAVE
  5. Testing the link
    1. Make sure you have saved
    2. Click “view”
    3. Click on the link
    4. If it doesn’t work, try step 4 again.
  6. Now create the link back to page 1 from page 2
  7. Can you make a button with shapes and text?
  8. Add a link to my blog:  https://st-marks-wilts-sch-uk.j2bloggy.com/MrWs-Computing-Blog/

More to think about

  • HTML is the language that is used to make webpages.  Click on this link to see how links work in HTML : HTML links
  • Make a simple adventure game by creating pages with doors which are links to a new page.  It could be a maze…
Nov 162018
 
  • Start a new j2e5 page – call it “Madagascar leaflet”
  • Find content to add to your Madagascar leaflet
    • Pictures
      • use j2e5 search or Google images
      • shape pictures in j2e5
    • Titles/subtitles
      • Use CoolText to make some titles or subtitles
      • Make sure they suit your leaflet/subject
    • QR codes like this one are used to link to more information.
    • You can make one like this:
      • Find a useful website
      • Copy the web address:  http://www………
      • Go to this QR generator website and paste in the address
      • Click “create QR code” then “Download”
      • In j2e –  –  – “choose file” then find your file – either in Downloads or Google Drive