Lets learn to ANIMATE…

Photo 16-09-2015 7 05 47 pmAnimation & Drawing by Do Ink is the fun, creative way to make animations on your iPad. The app was designed to be easy for beginners and young animators, With drawing editor you can create background scenes, characters and objects. The composition editor is used to combine your artwork – there is a Do Ink library to choose pictures and backgrounds from as well. Then it’s as easy as saving to the camera roll and sharing your creations with friends, family and classmates. The Animation and Drawing by Do Ink is $7.99 but you can buy it as a bundle with Green Screen by Do Ink for $9.99


Today’s lesson was about learning how to use the app. We watched the following tutorial and then created our own animation of a buzzing fly.

The grade twos next task was to create an underwater animation with two moving sea creatures. This activity involved the grade twos using the drawing tools in new drawing to personalise their animation.

Create an animated undersea scene

  • Include one swimming fish
  • Include one jiggling octopus

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Here’s a sneak peak of them hard at work…

The year two children have been very busy creating undersea pictures. Here’s a sample of how clever the grade two’s and Ms McLeod are…

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Book Creator Tutorial

Book Creator for iPad is available from the iTunes Store for $5.49.

Our students having been using it to create their own ePubs. They can add images, text and voice recordings to their books before opening them in iBooks.

We haven’t tried but in theory you can also submit your books to the iBookstore.

The app is very intuitive and our students are finding it fun and easy to use.




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Drawing Pad Tutorial

The Drawing Pad App is available from the iTunes store for $1.99.

It is a fantastic app. It includes a large range of drawing tools and colours. You can add backgrounds, stamps and stickers. You can import images from your camera roll and photo albums.

There are lots of options for exporting your finished work including:

  • Saving to your Camera Roll
  • Emailing
  • Printing
  • Posting to Facebook and Twitter

The only downside is that you can not add text.


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Sock Puppet Holiday Interviews

Holiday Recount

  • Make a rough copy of your holiday interview.
  • You may like to discuss places and people you visited and activities, movies, books you enjoyed.

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Sock Puppets

In the Sock Puppets App

  • Select your characters.
  • Select your backgrounds.
  • Select props and scenery.
  • Record your video.
  • Save your video.
  • Share your video by saving to Photos (Camera Roll)

Sock Puppet Autopost

Publishing Video

In the Photos App

  • Select your Video
  • Post to our year two blog via posterous
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Green Screen Studio

Hattie and the Fox

Hattie and the Fox

  • Read Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox

Tissue Paper Collage

  • Use tissue paper to create a background scene from Hattie’s farm
  • Use the iPad to take a photo of your collage

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Green Screen Studio App

Using the Green Screen Studio App:

  • Ask your partner to take a photo of you
  • Delete the background of your original photo
  • Add in your collage background
  • Save to camera roll

Using the photos app

  • Upload your completed image to our year two blog.
  • You can do this by emailing your finished photo to our posterous address

Donna and Bronfish1Bron and Donna with the fish

Green Screen Studio:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-screen-studio/id323912556?mt=8

Hattie and the Fox:  http://www.memfox.net/hattie-and-the-fox.html

Hattie and the Fox image:  http://www.memfox.net/uploads/hattie.gif

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