Recycled Toy Cars

Today, Class 1A used the app Book Creator to create a multimedia presentation about their Recycled Toy Car project.

Over the past couple of weeks, the children have been using recycled materials to build a toy car. They first planned and designed their vehicles before building them. Today they used the iPads to evaluate their work.

Book creator is a phenomenal app for creating eBooks and multimedia presentations. It completely changes the way in which children think about constructing their work. Not only can children add text and pictures, they can now record audio snippets, videos and format every single part. As we near the end of the year, as a teacher I wanted to evaluate how well the children can use the iPad to record work. After demonstrating the different options the children worked exceptionally well to create their presentation.

I was amazed at how fluent and confident they have now become with this technology. Year 1 children – 5 & 6 years old, recording each other, formatting text and adding pictures with ease. It made me excited to think what they will be able to produce when they are in Year 5 & 6.

What was also important was that the children used this opportunity to reflect on the designing process. Asking what worked well and what could be improved if they were to build something similar in the future. Here are some screenshots of the children’s work:

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Click here to view and download the presentations – You will need a device that can playback .epub files. If you are viewing through a windows PC/laptop and have Google Chrome you can view the books using Readium.