Edition 1: The Who's Who of Apps
App of the Fortnight: Paper
Paper is a free app that works very much as a sketch book, you can capture ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and instantly share them across the web or just keep as notes to flick through at any given time. Can upgrade to allow more creative tools but the basic app still has a variety of colours, a pen and an eraser tool.
Main reason this app works so well is due to its simplicity! Can teach yourself how to use it in minutes and allows students to create their own little journals/idea books/sketchbooks. Great for either a stand-a-lone activity or as a continuation project, e.g. reflection on each lesson- summaries or sketches.
Intro to the app: http://www.fiftythree.com/paper
Don't forget..... Edmodo drop-in session with Rav Sagu Thursdays at lunch in RC6!
In the mean time, check out the videos of what some @Rossett pupils have to say about the use of iPads in lessons.....
Active Families Day @Rossett
On 28th May, Rossett held an Active Families Day for current yr5 pupils to attend with their parents. A whole variety of activities were run and led by Rossett staff from trampolining to cooking and computer programming to music production!
E-learning featured heavily throughout the day with a particular focus in the animation session, whereby yr5 pupils had the chance to create their own animations using plasticine and an ipad! Check out the animation production by one yr5 student.... Rossett's own Jakob Storrs (yr7) created a video of the days events using iMovie so have a nosy at what he's made....!