The focus for our MDTA day today was still images. We were challenged to take a series of photos, which we could incorporate into our classroom learning. This term, our school inquiry focus is "as i see it", so I decided to look at focusing on smaller components within a larger object, and how we can look at objects from different perspectives. It was really interesting to see how by focusing on smaller components of my "wee red racer" the larger object split into components of an unfinished and unidentified puzzle.
Fiona Grant then introduced us to how to create a GIF in Google Photos (It's as easy as clicking on Google Photos, adding the photos, clicking on the button to create an animation and adding in the desired photos!) and the website PicMonkey for creating collages (this is also very simple and has easy to follow instructions). The above images were created on the applications mentioned above, and I was surprised how simple and effective they both were.
This term our children will be looking at their favourite thing at school, and they will be challenged to look at the smaller parts of the larger object. It will be interesting to see what parts of the object the children decide to focus on and we may even look at creating some GIFs, which we can show to the class and get them to guess what the larger object is.