Here are some ICT activities you might like to try with your children at home
We use a program called Scratch to teach the children coding.
It can be downloaded as an offline program to your desktop/laptop for use anytime it or can be used online (if you create an account you can save your projects).
To create a step by step project go to codeclub.org which has lots of scratch activities.
For younger children there is an app called scratch jr which can be downloaded free to phones/tablets.
For those who have Microsoft Office on your computer children can present research from a favourite topic and present it as a Powerpoint or Word document. There is free compatible desktop publishing at google docs or libreoffice.
Try to be the star or director of a movie using a phone or tablet using an editing program like imovie or magisto. It could be drama or documentary.
If you have watched Wallace and Gromit why not have a go at your own stop motion animation? You can use Stop motion studio, imotion, lapse it.
Painting and Photo Editing
Be David Hockney by making your own piece of digital art. Some computers have ready-made programs like Paint 3D or Paintbrush. There are many downloadable drawing apps like Doodle Buddy or Draw and Tell.
Take a photograph and use an editing program to change it. Maybe you could take a picture of yourself and make it look funny. You can use some of the drawing apps to do this or special photo editing software. In school we have a free downloadable program called GIMP. There are many photo editing apps for tablets such as pixlr or darkroom.
Why not create your own blog. It can be factual or fictional. Share your dinosaur expertise or your thoughts on the best pop stars. Include pictures and comments. Sites like blogger and wordpress will help you get started.
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