DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 2
2017 Volume 36, Issue 2 17 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews Other learning tools One tool used to differentiate learning was Ipads. Younger students used video to record their interpretation of Jeannie Baker’s wordless picture book, Window. They recorded as they flipped through the pages orally retelling their page. Students then played this back for their own use to discuss the forms of imagery used. Ipads for differentiated learning Emaze is an online tool which has a variety of themed slideshow templates to choose from. The completed project can then be exported into a video. Scanned artworks were uploaded onto the 3D Art gallery template. The students’ artworks hang in the gallery alongside an artist statement, just like those at the Art Gallery of NSW! The launch for all this collaborative online learning culminated in the multimodal text, ‘Why We Love Australia’, rich in imagery, being presented on the They provided immediate peer feedback to each other during editing time. This allowed the teacher to give timely feedback to their students from one computer. Another positive of the comment button is the enthusiasm of students to improve their reading and spelling skills. Students like to receive and respond to feedback, quickly reading each other’s work and the comments they received to write a reply. The multimodal text began as a shared Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint. Students scanned their artworks, imported it to their slide and copied the writing from the original Google doc into a text box. They then experimented with the tools available to enhance the wording using colour, font, size and placement. Once happy they recorded themselves reading their page. This allowed for the PowerPoint to be exported into an MP4 video using the mix tool. It was then shared through G Suite. The multimodal text, Why We Love Australia, is available in the Emaze virtual gallery Viewing slides and listening to writing prompts Matching descriptions with illustrations Creating a multimodal book Together, students used a shared Google doc to write the words for their multimodal book, ‘Why We Love Australia’. Students shared ideas and improved each other’s writing using the comment button.
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