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

Animation

  • 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 062018
 

We will use Branch, part of JIT to make branching keys.

  • Log into j2e
  • Go to “my files” then “shared files”.  Open River Animals
  • Click “sort” then make up Yes/No questions to sort the animals.
  • Adding more animals
    • When it tells you that your diagram is complete:
      • Play it to test it out
      • Add a new animal
        • Think of a new animal – you could use this website to help find new animals: A spotter’s guide to waterway wildlife 
        • Play the game and answer the questions
        • At the end say “no” then “yes” (you want to add it to the list)
        • Search using the world button and drag a picture into the box (use .png in your search to get a picture without a backgound)

  • Woodland Animals
  • Make sure you are in “advanced” mode
    • Click “sort” then make up Yes/No questions to sort the animals.
    • You could use this information sheet or fact sheets to help you or more detailed information from the Woodland Trust
    • Adding more animals
      • When it tells you that your diagram is complete:
        • Play it to test it out
        • Add a new animal
          • Think of a new animal and play the game and answer the questions
          • At the end say “no” then “yes” (you want to add it to the list)
          • Search using the world button and drag a picture into the box
  • Birds of Prey 
    • Use the RSPB website to find a fact about each bird and enter it into the description box.
    • Now make up Yes/No questions to classify the birds in a branching key.
    • Follow the instructions in the Woodland Animals above, to add more birds.
  • What else apart from animals could you classify using Branch?
Jun 062018
 

This term, we will be creating animated stories using JIT.  The first stage is learning how to use animate in JIT to move objects around the screen.

    1. Log into j2e and click on JIT
    2. Watch the first video then have a go
        1. Choose your own background and character
        2. Make sure you move it only a little each frame

You should now have:

  • A character moving smoothly across the screen

Tip – if your animation is not smooth enough, add more pictures in between the jumpy pictures.

Now watch these videos in turn and have a go at each technique.

 

You should now have:

  • A character moving smoothly across the screen
  • Something added to the background picture
  • Some effects added to the character

 

You should now have:

  • TWO character moving SMOOTHLY across the screen
  • Something added to the background picture
  • Some effects added to a character

You should now have:

  • TWO character moving SMOOTHLY across the screen
  • Something added to the background picture
  • Some effects added to a character
  • A “mix” page with your animation and a descriptive sentence.
  • ** More than one page – carry on the story…
  • ** Use the microphone to record and play your narration.