Site map

March 20, 2006 at 2:20 pm (Designs Ideas)

Site map

This the site map for my artefact.

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Final Layout Design

March 20, 2006 at 1:20 pm (Designs Ideas)

Final LayoutInner Screens

This is my final layout design. The images on the right hand side is the boxes that will change depending on the button you press.

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Layout Sketches

March 9, 2006 at 2:08 pm (Designs Ideas)

Layout 1Layout 2Layout 3Layout 4

These are my layout sketches. the first is using a tab sequence where the big box on the right hand side changes and everything else stays the same. the second is like a spider diagram. i am not very keen on this idea. it looks too messy. the third is in the form of a cloud. i thought it looked nice but there is a lot of space bein wasted. the third one is very boxy. i thought having right angled corners makes harder to read especially for kids. rounder courners makes it easier to look at.

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Online Characters

March 8, 2006 at 2:04 pm (Designs Ideas)

Helpful sunshine Stricy cloud

These are going to be the online characters. the sun is going to be the helpful one. where if you are having trouble anywhere, he will be there at all time to halp you out. the cloud is the one who tell you off for getting things wrong. the reason i got this is so that it deters children from gettin it wrong for them to see this image.

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Initial Sketches

March 8, 2006 at 2:01 pm (Designs Ideas)

Initial Sketches

These were just my initial sketches. my first few ideas i came up with.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/aboutweather/flash_menu.shtml

March 7, 2006 at 1:45 pm (Research)

this is what i would like my artefact to be cased on because it caught most of my attention out of all of them. its not too colourful and not too dull. interesting and fun animations to show you different aspects of weather. sub topics wind force, wind direction, presipitation, temperature, sunshine, visibility, cloud. woth each topic you are able to intereact with it.

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http://www.angliacampus.com/tour/pri/geog/weather/page01.htm

March 7, 2006 at 12:38 pm (Research)

-shows the different types of weather using a friend called teddy

-in different weathers teddy is dressed in different clothes

-for every weather first tells you what clothes you should wear and why e.g. in cold weather you should wear a coat and hat

-shows you what the weather could be like e.g in winter it snows sometimes. water drops freeze making icicles. lots to do in winter , make snowman, ski, sledge. better off to stay indoors. with each statement you are shown a little animation. very simple but effective.

-at the end suggests to teachers that they could create and activity where they dress teddy in clothes to suit the weather. or guess what the weather is by looking at the clothes teddy is wearing

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http://www.brainpop.com

March 2, 2006 at 11:27 am (Research)

There are many topics on this website that you could learn. Main topics – science, social studies, math, english, health and technology.There are several sub topics to choose from once clicking on the main topic. If you want to access all the topics you need to subscribe to the site. Otherwise there are only a few that are free. I have had a look at one of the free ones (science – weather and climate – humidity) http://www.brainpop.com/science/weatherandclimate/humidity/

-bright colours

-easy to read logos/symbols

-short animation playes with all facts and knowledge. you can then take a pop quiz

-pop quiz multiple choice. once completed shows mistakes made and you are able to go throught it again once reading up on the subject

-activity page is a cross word related to that topic. questions are made up from the the animation shown at the beginning

-experiment with bob the ex lab rat. gives you all the instructions step by step to create youtr own experiment, again related to that topic you chose

-you can ask tim&moby – here you can email them if you are having problems with your homework. they can email you with help to your personal email

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http://www.nmm.ac.uk/tintinfun

March 2, 2006 at 11:19 am (Research)

When i first saw this website i noticed it did not have the bright vibrant colours like the others did. It was however based on a comic character which children fron the ages of 7-9 years would know about. It had four different parts. Two of which get the user to interact with it. One of the games is to sort out the speech bubbles to see who is saying what in the first half of the story and then to put the rest of the frames in the correct order. This gets the user to work out what order the story flows by reading and looking at the pictures.

The other game is to match up the images drawn in the comic to the images they were inspired from. 1. they look similar, 2. the colour of the boxes match up 2.

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Which key stage/subject?

February 27, 2006 at 2:09 pm (Thoughts)

I have decided to choose Key Stage 2 (7-9 years) to create my artefact. The reason for me picking this age is because i think this is a comfortable age in school. You have been in school for a few years now and know how the study day goes. The children at this age have very imaginative minds, very curious about everthing, and adventurous.

For me this will be quite a challenging task due to not knowing any children between them ages. But this is why i have chosen this age range, to see if i can fufill their needs.

The subject i have decided to pick is Geography – Weather. The reason i picked this subject is because i thought children would already have some knowledge in it due to everyday life. But they will not know the actual terms for things. I thought there would be some fun and interesting experiments and activities that i could create for this topic. When i was younger i was very interested in this topic and had lots of fun completing the experiments and activities.

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