DEC Scan Journal : November 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 4 November 2011 17 unlock itself. My picture shows light battling against the darkness. This picture shows light penetrating dark and dark penetrating light in a hectic rumble between the two. Jaedan, Year 6 Here is the Fluid painter image which Jaedan painted in response to this task: Create an abstract landscape which expresses the hope and strength which the students feel at the end of Night school. Fluid Painter is unique. It allows me to see real water, WATER, water painting. It really is fluid. I think it is creative, interesting and plain good the way you can control colour, brush size, brush strength and how liquidy you want the smear to be. Jaedan’s journal Daria: I decided to teach students how to use Mixbook to create a digital story about characters from another world. Mixbook is a tool for adults that creates page turning e-books, so it’s appropriate to gather images and text from students and create the book in your own teacher account. This can then be read by parents and friends as they access the unique URL of the published online book. The students’ task was to: Work in groups to create a class Mixbook picture book without words for 4–5 year olds about a character who is alone and ends up with friends. I found it easy to set up mixbooks and work with students in the small group context. Jaedan and I used the tool to jointly construct an e-book titled, Hidden wonders (Figure 12), using Figure 8 Pompeii in Visuwords <www.visuwords.com> Figure 9 Ben, Rydalmere East PS, created a discovery box with three cubes and three layers <discoverybox.e2bn.org/creator/viewer/show/62039> Figure 10 Light v dark, extract from Jaedan’s journal Figure 11 Jaedan’s abstract landscape created using Fluid painter <tiny.cc/eo672> Extracts from Ben’s learning journal Today I found some cool pictures of the ruins in Pompeii. I also wrote a description of each picture I found. Each picture I found and its description is going to go into a cube of my discovery box. Today I started my discovery box. I uploaded my images and put them in. I’ve worked out how to use Discovery box and I’ve decided to have a cube on Mt Vesuvius. I’ve named three cubes so far. Today I finished my discovery box. I like it because you can record your voice. If only they could fix where you can’t put web links and pictures on the same square.