Sunday, December 13, 2015

Last Day- Augmented Reality

Today will be last day together at Clifton Terrace.

We are going to have fun with Augmented Reality using Quiver.

Here are the prompts we will use.

Then we will record and Easyblog about them.

Now we are starting to get some more on our EasyBlogs here is a list of all of our blogs.

Google Doc for Jasper

Before Play Group

After Play Group

Monday, December 07, 2015

Making a Circuit

We have had a bit of a go with coding of the drone. This week we are going to see if we can make an LED circuit to make a light glow.

Here is a clue. If you manage to make the circuit we can write about how we did it using Easyblog. We are going to have to work together in twos.

Here are a couple of blog posts to enjoy.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Spider Drone

Today we are going to video and write about our attempts to code and fly Allanah's Spider Drone. Here is where Allanah bought the Spider Drone in NZ. Here is where she bought the Mini Drone.

We are going to use the free Tickle App on the iPad to tell it what to do.

We will have to work together and help each other learn.

We are going to write about what we have done using EasyBlog.

Here is a video and some photos from today.

We use the iPad app to control what the Spider Drone did.

The Mini Drone

Easy Blog Blog Posts

Now we are starting to get some more on our EasyBlogs here is a list of all of our blogs. Google Doc

Before Play Group

After Play Group

Sunday, November 15, 2015


We are going to try Easyblog as a way of blogging. It is easy to type, upload photos and take video.

Here is the app on iTunes and here is the website to look at the blog posts that we are writing.

Because there won't be enough iPads for one each some people may need to write their writing on this Google Doc.

If you are stuck with what to write about then this prompt may help.

If you held the world in the palm of your hands what would you do?

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Little Bird Tales

Last term we trialled Storybird where we chose someone else's drawings and wrote about them. One of the limitations of that as that we couldn't pick things that we wanted to write about. This term we will try Little Bird Tales where we can upload our own photos, draw and record ourselves talking.

The Clifton Terrace School Code is  jE2J

Here is Allanah's example to show you what it can do. cover image

Here are some World Cup Rugby Images if you want to write about it.

  1. Metro in Pictures
  2. NZ Herald 20 Images

Monday, November 02, 2015

Ben and Zach and the Tapawera Fair

Tapawera Show

On the day of the Tapawera show me, Ethan and Zach rushed to the show ground.

On Saturday me (Zach) and my friend Ethan were on the job early washing the calves ready for the showing the Red Devan boy and Friesian girl. All of my classes were between 9:40 and 10:00 am. The last class was at 2:45 instead of 2:30 because they were late.

I came first or second in all of the classes. I got the champion with ribbons and some cups. It was a awesome day. 

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Our Book is now on iTunes

Over the last few weeks we have been planning and writing a combined book in iTunes. Allanah has put all the stories together in to one Boys' Writing book and put it in iTunes so it can be downloaded from anywhere in the world- apart from China!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Our Dot Day Dots

The dots were being sent to me really fast today and I didn't get a chance to name them all but you will recognise your own. They were awesome.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dot Day 2015

Over the years Allanah has celebrated International Dot Day on 15 September to remember the birthday of the book's author Peter H Reynolds.

This year we will do the same. Here are some other dots to see what others are drawing.

2014 Dot Day on Moturoa Blog
2012 Dot Day on Moturoa Blog

We have the real paper copy of the book but we also have this video that is like the book.

On the Chromebook and laptops we can use InspirARTion Chrome App.

On the iPads we can use Drawing Pad.

As well as drawing a DOT on the iPads or laptops we can use the iPad app Quiver to bring our dots alive. 

'Make your mark and see where it takes you'.

Sunday, September 06, 2015


Ethan O decided to write another Storybird called Halloween. Just for fun.

Well done Ethan

Monday, August 31, 2015

Planning Ideas for Writing

Today we are going to use Popplet on the iPads and laptops to plan ideas for stories.

Here are some of our first try Popplets mind maps.