Book Hooks designed using the Green Screen

This term interested student have created a Book Hook using the Green Screen, some creativity and the iPad app Green Screen by DoInk.

book hookThe process involved 4 steps.

1) Select your book and decide how to “sell” your book.

2) Take a photo of what you want as your background (to replace the green screen) using the CAMERA app.

3) Record your video using CAMERA app.

4) Open the GREEN SCREEN app and add the photo and then the video.

Preview then PUBLISH.

More detail at Use Green Screen Effects on the iPad

See the book hooks created by the students below (support was provided in the actual process).

NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME: Celebrating LITERACY@SALC

NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME

 May the 27th 2015

See the website link for more information about the event.

AARON BLABEY

Yesterday, we celebrated NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME for the first time.

We began by viewing the AUSLAN version of this year’s selected book – The Brothers Quibble

The AUSLAN translator was very animated and funny. This added to the viewing of the story.

 

WATCH

An interview with Aaron Blabey about The Brothers Quibble

The Brothers Quibble from Story Box Library on Vimeo.

 

SHARING THE LOVE OF READING

A Year 3 classroom teacher (Mr Dalby)  had eagerly offered to share and read during this  time.

 

Permissions for the use of The Brothers Quibbly book cover 

Mr Dalby read some of his favourite books, two of these are listed below:

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Emily Loves To Bounce (actually anything by Stephen Michael King is high on his list).

 

It was lovely to see the students enjoying the simple pleasure of being read to. Thanks to those who participated in the event and we hope to make it an annual event.

 

See more books by Aaron Blabey.

One of his books is Thelma the Unicorn (which is one of the books we have identified as being a BEST READ ALOUD BOOK) .

Hear him reading it below.

 

 

#NSS15

CELEBRATING LITERACY@SALC

CREATING A LISTENING POST IN YOUR LIBRARY OR CLASSROOM

How to create a listening and literacy promoting environment.

MHMS Media Orientation Animation 12 - 10

Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones via Compfight

Find a quiet space…. Pull up a cushion or bean bag… settle in. Let’s begin.

The following resources are some ideas about how to create an environment designed to foster the love of reading and literature.

AUDIO BOOKS & INTERACTIVE BOOKS ON THE IPAD

The iPad is a versatile tool. We can use it to consume books and create books.

AUDIO BOOKS ON THE IPAD

See my DIIGO weblinks to Audio Books  resources (not all of these are for children).

Access  audio books through online subscriptions (and some with free access).

WEBSITES

IPAD APPS

See The Book Chook Apps to Help You Raise a Reader

Another great article – classroom practice and listening posts If you give a student an iPad…

IN THE JS LIBRARY

AUDIO BOOKS

Locate the AUDIO BOOK Collection (labelled as ‘Audio Book’).

When you visit the library you will find the AUDIO BOOK Collection with CD’s for you to listen to and if you wish to borrow.

  • Borrow a Portable CD player and headphones (in library use)
  • Select your book on CD and enjoy.

Additionally, last year we purchased the GUIDED CD’s resource. These are also available for teachers to use with classes.

FINAL THOUGHTS

HARDWARE

WANT MORE PRACTICAL IDEAS

READER FEATURE – iRe@d at SALC The Light Between the Oceans

RECOMMENDED READING – THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS

ANZAC DAY

At this time of year, we reflect upon the sacrifices made by the diggers for our freedom. I personally love the many picture books that have been produced in the past few years that allow us to teach about ANZAC DAY with deeper meaning for younger students.

As a young adult I was introduced to Fly Away Peter by David Malouf. It is one that still invokes powerful memories for me. I suspect that this week’s READER FEATURE will be similar.

This week’s READER FEATURE has been written from the perspective of a returned solider.

iRe@d – READER FEATURE this week – The Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Stedman


The main character in this Australian novel is Tom Sherbourne, a returned solider who takes a job as a lighthouse keeper in WA.

The Light Between the Oceans was a Good Reads Choice 2012 Winner.

It also seems to be popular with Book Clubs and was reviewed by The First Tuesday Book Club.

This READER FEATURE is recommended by Lisa Roper (teacher).

“A decorated, but world weary war hero returns to Australia at the end of the First World War. All he hopes for is a quiet existence as far from the traumas of war as possible. A job as a light house keeper seems ideal, and he is satisfied – almost at peace.

And then life becomes more complicated. At first for the better, with a loving wife, and eventually a child on the way. But challenges, and difficult questions on what is right and wrong follow.

This book is evocative of the era and the place – a lighthouse off the coast of Western Australia. The pace moves along deceptively well, and the style is smooth. The reader’s connection with the characters is patiently and well developed, and the reader is swept up into the emotional ambiguity of the circumstances.” Review by Miles Roper.