I've been looking at integrating ICT to help some of writers to accelerate/achieve their learning. So what did I show her and how do I feel about that now?
At the moment, some of them are planning on creating clay/plasticine models of their characters for photos, others are busy drawing and writing and a couple have planned themselves silly - today they worked on their weapon arsenal (should I be worried?). Some characters they've created thus far are inspired by Lego, video games and there's a battle brewing between burgers from two famous franchises.
We've been using the apps shown below. I'm planning on the kids helping me select other apps we'll use to turn photos into cartoons, there is plenty to choose from but if there are any favourites out there I'd love to know. Any general advice for a grateful BT is most welcome also.
The moment of clarity that convinced me that I was doing the right thing was the enthusiasm the whole class is showing, I had students hanging around after school to discuss next steps and others who aren't involved are begging to be included. To say they're engaged is an understatement!
I can't wait to finish this unit with my group and share all their writing and they're just as excited.
Maybe the next step will be a collaborative effort with other schools...