Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kodu fun!

As promised, an update on the use of kodu in the classroom. Thanks to the enthusiastic children at Roydon Primary!

Rebecca's wedding

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I really enjoy Kodu, I even made a wedding! It's realy addictive but a bit tricky to work out when you start but it gets easier! Everybody crowded around my computer to see the wedding and they all started laughing! - Rebecca Bradfield

Miss BB's thoughts
Apart from the frantic tapping of keys, things could be heard like, "This is awesome!" and "Miss BB - look what I've just done!" But don't just take my word for it - this is what the children think:

We have had a go at making kodu worlds and creating games in them today.

We have added hills, water, waterfalls, factories and other kodus. By Charlie

We have programmed our kodus to react to our environment. There has even been a kodu wedding!

Kodu worlds is great! You can make kodus blow each other up. I found it really fun when I said my world was called Katie world and I was a god. I could make a tree talk and be really realigous. I like blowing kodu's up. -Katie Betts.

We made a war between Kodus and turtles. It was great fun and very creative as you had to make a world then play it. Charley and Amber.

Kodu game lab is so fun. Someone made a wedding and someone made a war. I made a Kodu Birthday in spotty world! My kodu said where are my presents!-Elise Squirrell.

This is really fun,especially when you get blown up because a rock has thrown a missle at you! Ollie
Watch a part of Ollie's game!


This blog is about an Etwinning project with the children from Ecole Darois in Dijon. We found our partner school through the global gateway and started to email one another. We shared work through our learning platform, then decided it was time to start videoconferencing.

We started by asking and answering questions in French and in English. Our class learned a French song called 'Au Texas' and the French class have been learning 'I can see clearly now', so we sang to each other. Then, Monsier Pont - the headteacher - had a great idea for us to play a game of 'Guess Who' so some of us dressed up in disguise!

During this project I took a short trip to the school, to share ideas and swap our guess who boards. The children enjoyed playing the game.

Playing Guess Who with the children from Ecole Darois.
The children thought it was good fun!

Our French friends had just got a new IWb and they were not very common in schools at that point. So ... it was a very big thing for their school. We played a game of guess who with them after school and there were some very important people watching, like the Deputy, the Mayor, reporters and lots of parents. We were on the news in France!

It was a very good project, which we all enjoyed.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Windows Movie-Maker

Windows movie-maker can be used in many different ways. Here are a few examples from class.

This is a music video to accompany Chris de Burgh's 'A Spaceman Came Travelling'. The children had to consider the words and images when editing.

Short film clips can be used successfully, as in Frankie's poetry box dvd.

A useful helpsheet for movie-maker can be found here on my 'Be inspired by ICT' weebly.