Here’s short clip from the classroom this week. The pupils worked created finger paint portraits using the free app Doodle Buddy. They quickly figured out that they could share a paint document and co-create, paint etc. They have also been experimenting with “bumping” files to one another. Bump is a free piece of software that allows the pupil to literally bump or shake the iPod to transfer a file to another iPod! This helps them collaborate and get organised for group/paired work.
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This BBC news story caught our eye this week.
Every now and then the media jump on the “negative effects of technology” band wagon. This piece raises the issues of young people becoming technology junkies and the creation of a generation of short attention spans.
There have been quite a few responses on-line this a really good one…
In terms of our project, there is a fascinating tension between the careful pencil marks of early learners and the instant gratification of touching a screen that responds. This mix of the physical and the virtual needs to explored and understood.