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    The Watercycle - evaporation [sun heats up water and it turns into a gas]-condensation [the droplets, which is a gas, cools down, clouds are formed]-precipitation [rain, hail, snow, sleet]-run-off [rivers, underground water]- collection [water gathers in the oceans] and the process starts again!


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    Ubuntu is an Ancient African word which means: 'I am', because 'we are' - which means - working together.

    Queen Nefertiti wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten during the 14th century B.C.
    Hello and Welcome to your Y4 blog- previously the Y5V blog. The name 'Ubuntu' means also to help one another and work together, have compassion and humility - all linking to our 5 school values!

    Queen Cleopatra 69 BC
    Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Always 'try!'
    A person who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints. So, do not copy other people, think outside the box and do what you need or want to do. Don't be a follower - be a leader.
    The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
    Imagination is more important than knowledge.
    The world is divided into people who do things – and people who get the credit.
    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Keep on dreaming, it's something good!
    Until you spread your wings, you have no idea how far you can fly. So, start doing! You'll be amazed by what you will achieve!


    Our values: Truth, Compassion, Contentment, Humility and Love   

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    Confidence to give everything a go, Persistence, Asking questions, Making links with prior learning, Sharing ideas and forming your own opinions, Creative problem-solving, Thinking things through – planning ahead


    Our shared values in Y4: To care for myself and others by making sure we are all safe and happy. To be honest in all we do and say. We always work hard and try our best. We listen carefully and do our work thoroughly. We make sure we are always giving our best, so everyone else can be the best that they can be. We look after our property.
    We like to be 'leaders' and not 'followers' We always choose the 'good' light inside of us. We make the right choices at the right time.



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Computing

Digital Leader Roles
1. Digital Back Bone: * Ensuring Learnpads are ready for use  *Technical Support * Report technical issues to Mrs V * Train adults and children in school to use new technologies:
2. Book Review Leader: Ensure there’s one entry per week.
3. Computing Spokesperson: * Lead assemblies / classes on e-safety
4. E-safety Expert: * Promote e-safety throughout school * Deliver e-safety lessons to other classes
5. Coder Coordinator: * Lunchtime coding club * Support children and staff with coding


Do YOU know what’s inside your computer?

Our Digital Leaders had a variety of tasks – or challenges. On this page you will mainly find some website reviews they’ve done. These websites are sites for teachers to use in their teaching.

comicmaster

Image screenshot: Google Images

Review of comic master by Ishwar

Structure of website:

Easy to navigate yet the loading time could be faster!

Reliability: the site is not quite reliable as there is no copy write sign at the bottom of the page.

Is the content current? No the content is not up to date and there is no time when the site was made.

Age group: the age group is for children 7 and over due to the fighting parts in the comic.

Layout: the layout of the web site is messed up and is not that easy to find out what you have to do and what you need to find. Also the background is not easy to look at as it is very dark.

User friendly: the site is user friendly as the is no prompting downloads, you can use the site as it is without any cost or fee.

Does it make the user staying on the site? The site is not very eye catching as there is limits on characters and backgrounds e.g.

There is a friendly home page where you can turn back for objects and characters and some help!

!!!Ishwar!!!


Review of ZimmerTwins

Hi Guys,

 This week we were reviewing a Website called ZimmerTwins. It was a movie-making website and as always, we had a criteria and made a quick example of something you can make on the website. CLICK HERE to see the short movie we made. 

Navigation: Really easy to Navigate around website, all options displayed on side of page

Download Time: Really Fast 

Responsible Owners: Nothing Dodgy about the URL. URL/website does not give any information about owners but site looks trustworthy. Copyright sign at bottom page shows content is original and trustworthy.

Help and support: Self Explanatory. Written text. Tutorial Video.

Colors on Site: Background: Brown- Not harsh on the eye, allows foreground to be visible.

Foreground: Readable   Summary: Easy to read, not harsh on the eye, good choice of colors 10/10

Readability: Font and color of text is readable however, some parts of text could be bigger to be able to read it more easily 

Age Group: Children-Young Adults. Anyone can use it for fun/ work movies.

Layout: Links displayed on the side. Easy to navigate to all pages.

User Friendly: No need to download any applications but must register with website (free). Choice of Upgrading (paid).

Links: Easy to get to all links. (All links displayed on side)

Hooking User: Attractive images/colors/ example videos. Fun and easy to use. 

Home Page: Able to return to Home Page from any page. (Home button displayed on side)

Settings: Unable to change font/size/color. Able to upload own images and avatar. Able to upgrade to paid option. 

Total Score: 10/10

xxx Sayna&Anmol xxx #Movie-and-comic-making 

Review of Toondoo 

Hi Guys,

Anmol and I were reviewing this time a comic making website called Toondoo. Click HERE to visit Toondoo. As always, we had our criteria, made a quick comic to test the website and we rated the cool-cartoon-7423820website out of ten.  

Navigation: Able to Navigate however in layout, could be more spread out to make it easier

Download Time: Average (2/3 seconds) but could be faster

Responsible Owners: Nothing Dodgy about the URL. URL/website does not give any information about owners but site looks trustworthy.

Help and support: Self Explanatory. Small icons to show how to use icon. Some features show how to use with written text and image.

Colours on Site: Background: White, green and blue- Light & bright, looks nice, not harsh on the eye

Foreground: Readable    Summary: Light, subtle colours 9/10 

ReadabilityFont and color of text is readable however, some parts of text could be bigger to be able to read it more easily

Age Group: Children-Teenagers

Layout: Easy to read and navigate however could be more spread out at the top

User Friendly: No need to download any applications but must register with website (free). Choice of Upgrading (paid).

Links: Easy to get to all links. (All links displayed on top of the page)

Hooking User: Attractive images/colours. Fun and easy to use.

Home Page: Able to return to Home Page from any page. (Home button displayed on top of screen)

Settings: Unable to change font/size/color. Able to upload own images and avatar. Able to upgrade to paid option. 

Total Score: 6/10 

xxx Sayna&Anmol xxx #Judge-y

Website Review: Comic Master

Hi Guys,

We were given a challenge to review a this website. In this entry we have told you what we like and dislike about this website and we have given you an example of a quick comic that me and Anmol made on the website. Comic For Review

 

Criteria:

 Download Time: Quite Fast

Readability: The font was ok however the text size needs to be bigger

Downloading applications: No Need To Download Applications

Attractive Colours/ Images to hook user: Colours are too dark and no images

Navigation System: Reasonably good however it needs to be more spread out

Home Page: Not able to go to home page once started

Settings: Not able to change page layout, font style, upload avatar/ images, leave comments, view other people’s work etc.

Help and support: Available 24 x 7, written out page by page

Colours on Site: Background= Too dark Foreground= Readable

 What we thought they could improve:

Layout: Too packed 

Variety of characters to create comics: To have more of a variety of characters

Movement of characters: To have characters with more advanced features to move around

Readability: Make text size bigger

Overall Rating: 6/10

xxx Sayna & Anmol xxx #critique-y #digitalleader

Review of Pixton:

Hi guys,

Back again with another review! Comic website called Pixton. Click HERE to visit the website or HERE to see the comic I made. Anyways, here is the criteria:

Criteria:

Download Time: Fast 

Readibility: Font and font size easy to read

Downloading applications: No Need To Download Applications

Attractive Colours/ Images to hook user: Good choice of colours and images are child/adult friendly

Navigation System: Easy to navigate around website, links are clear and easy to follow 

Home Page: Able to go to Home page from any page

Settings: Not able to change page layout, font style however, able to upload own images, have avatar, change languages, comment on other people’s work and view other people’s work

Help and support: Avaliable 24×7, written out in text or tutorial videos available

Colours on Site: Background=Plain white, easy to see foreground

Foreground= Readable colours 

When you Upgrade: You get different layouts of comic, ready made

Print and download

Make unlimited characters/comics

Create Contests 

Team Comics

Animation

If you use Advanced Comic Maker:

Changing Colours of preset backgrounds

Team Comics

Change Borders

Change font and font size (in comics)

Change font colour 

Change background and border colour

Size of text box

Thickness of lines

Speech to Text

xxx Sayna & Anmol xxx #ComicCreaty

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Criteria for reviewing websites 

1. Structure of the website: [a] Easy to navigate? [b] Does it load quickly?
2. Responsible owners or creators of the website: [a] Is there anything ‘odd’ about the URL of the website?
[b] Does the URL give any clues of the person or organisation that created the website? [c] Does the site give any information about the owner/creator?
3. High quality and reliable content: [a] Can you find out who wrote or authorised the content and do they seem to be trustworthy? [b] Is there a (c) Copyright sign at the bottom of the page? (this sign makes the content more trustworthy)
4. Is the content current? [a] Is there a current date at the bottom of the page? [b] How long ago has it been updated?
5. Readability: [a] Is content easy to read? [b] What age group is it for? (adults/children).
6. Layout: [a] Is the content easy readable? (font size and font family) [b] Is it clear and free from cluttered images/adverts?
5. User-friendly: [a] Do they prompt you to download an application which you need to install on your computer? [b] Can you use the site as it is? [c] Do you need to register on the site – even if it is for free – before you can use it? [d] Links: Are they clear and easy to find? [e] Colours on the site: is it a soft subtle colour or harsh colours, which is not easy on the eye?
6. Does it make the user staying on the site? (Is it interesting, fun – depending on what the site is about. Will it make the user coming back for more fun/interesting bits?)
7. Site map – easy to understand? Easy to navigate around the site and to find features? [10/10 for easy to navigate etc.]
8. Is there an option to return to Home Page from any page?
9. Help and support: Is it online available [live chat], a contact form to fill in online or do you need to contact them via email?
Only if you need to register:
10. Settings: e.g. Change page layout, Change font style, Upload avatar, Upload images, Allows comments, Allows ….. , Add more users [e.g. class] Add more users [individuals], Limited access to features [unless paid option], etc. etc. [will be a variety of things for each different site, depending on the site]

How to use Beebots and Pro-Bots

Use HTML Code
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a language.

Learning to write HTML code, or HTML tags, is a somewhat simple way to take your comment to the next level. To write HTML code, use the following symbols:

html1

Important: Do not add a space between the HTML tag and the word or sentence.

1. To put text in italics, place this HTML code around the text:

html2

 

 

The sentence will look like this when published:

Bloggers should always proofread a comment before publishing.

2. To make text bold, place this HTML code around the text:

html3

html3a

 

The sentence will look like this when published:

Bloggers should always proofread a comment before publishing.

Here is more special code to use:

html4

About Power Point: How to go automatically without requiring to click the mouse or push the space bar. [Auto-forward]
go to Transition on the menu bar
go to Timing on the right side
Leave ‘on mouse click’ selected [unless you are a teacher]
set the timer to serve the needs of the slide – e.g. 5-10 seconds is normally enough.

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Check out the ICT section on the side bar of the blog – and the fun section, lots of ICT-stuff for you to do and to have fun. In this way you improve your skills the same time – and your knowledge.

Ideas to blog about:

1. Your favourite artist/author/toys/games/colour/football team/etc etc.

2. Something you‘ve done today – last week – last holiday – etc.

3. A picture about something you like and ask blog readers what they like about your picture.

5. Your hobby.

6. Something in the news that’s interesting. [cbbc’s]

7. Interview one of your friends.

8. What you don’t like – e.g. pollution

9. Anything to inspire others – a poem/a good deed/ etc.

10. Questions and your readers need to try and answer them — make it easy to find the answers – ask sensible questions.

Ho to use google forms



10 Responses to “Computing”

  1. Miss look I even made a cube long ago but I will show u now.

    LOOK!!!

  2. Hi Guys,
    I love ICT with Mrs V, it’s always cool and I learn a lot.

  3. I love ICT miss Van! You make it fun.

  4. It was wasn’t it. I love Mrs Van

  5. hi that was really cool

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