Friday, November 28, 2008

iThink

I am loving this series of digital resources available through digiStore on TKI. Schools will need to register to access here.

iThink is a series of animated short features that include the unscripted voices of some engaging groups of children discussing their ideas on a range of topics from rubbish to relationships. The style is similar to that of the documation creations by The Simmonds Brothers and the UKTV series Creature Comforts.
I can see these being used with students in a variety of ways:
  • To model and promote dialogue between groups of students
  • Explore concepts in a real life context students will find engaging and can relate too
  • Demonstrate the use of animation to communicate thinking and new understandings
  • Students may develop their own iThink style animations to reflect on their learning.

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