The students used the drawing tools in Scratch and Scratch Jr to craft and create moving images that retold their particular story. Choosing an appropriate background was also important to show the setting and to complement the storytelling.
Moving the images and making the stories interactive, played a vital role in their digital retellings. The students mastered the art of creating algorithms, so the characters could interact with each other and move in different ways to help tell the story.
Sharing and exchanging ideas and knowledge with Room 5’s senior buddy class, allowed the seniors to show the younger students how to code at a higher level. This tuakana teina sharing of ideas and knowledge, pushed the students' projects to new heights.
With newfound coding expertise, the students ventured into iMovie, transforming their interactive stories into short films. These short movies included voiceovers and video clips that students had to learn to add.
Students are now learning to use Chatterpix and Book Creator to record their learning in different ways.