Storybird to create picture books online next and what a popular choice this was. Students loved the variety of images they could choose and were very inventive with their text - think 'destructinators' was the best word of the day!
Some reading aloud from Andy Briggs excellent Hero.com got them in the mood for storywriting and they completed a writing frame with details such as 'how did your superhero/villain get their powers?' and 'who is their arch nemesis'. They went off to lunch buzzing and the librarian, Beth and myself had a well earned cup of tea.
Story writing in word in the afternoon (had intended to do this direct into the blog on www.writepath.ning.com but unfortunately it was blocked - the stories are there now though if you would like to read them).Think my favourite name was HighHeelah but they were all very inventive. Ending on a high we used Hero Machine to design the way our characters looked and during this I took the kids aside individually to ask about their thoughts of the day and captured this on video.
Absolutely fantastic students to work with and they were all very appreciative and came to say thanks at the end of the day - I was very impressed with their manners and enthusiasm.
I have now sent a disc to Beth with photos and videos, the completed writing frames, stories, wordclouds and Hero Machine images so that she can use them for display and to show other departments. Wonderful day, it was great to be working with kids again and I can't wait for the next one!