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Computing

Here are some ICT activities you might like to try with your children at home

Coding

We use a program called Scratch to teach the children coding.

Scratch.mit.edu

It can be downloaded as an offline program to your desktop/laptop for use anytime it or can be used online (if you create an account you can save your projects).

To create a step by step project go to codeclub.org which has lots of scratch activities.

For younger children there is an app called scratch jr which can be downloaded free to phones/tablets.

Desktop Publishing

For those who have Microsoft Office on your computer children can present research from a favourite topic and present it as a Powerpoint or Word document. There is free compatible desktop publishing at google docs or libreoffice.

 

Movie Making

Try to be the star or director of a movie using a phone or tablet using an editing program like imovie or magisto. It could be drama or documentary.

 

Animation

If you have watched Wallace and Gromit why not have a go at your own stop motion animation? You can use Stop motion studio, imotion, lapse it.

 

Painting and Photo Editing

Be David Hockney by making your own piece of digital art. Some computers have ready-made programs like Paint 3D or Paintbrush.  There are many downloadable drawing apps like Doodle Buddy or Draw and Tell.

Take a photograph and use an editing program to change it. Maybe you could take a picture of yourself and make it look funny. You can use some of the drawing apps to do this or special photo editing software. In school we have a free downloadable program called GIMP. There are many photo editing apps for tablets such as pixlr or darkroom.

 

Blogging

Why not create your own blog. It can be factual or fictional. Share your dinosaur expertise or your thoughts on the best pop stars. Include pictures and comments. Sites like blogger and wordpress will help you get started.

 

REMEMBER TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD STAYS SAFE ONLINE. FOR USEFUL INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO:   https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

 

Be sure to share your class creations on our Seesaw pages or email your work in and we can display it on the website.