Wednesday, 13 May 2015
E-Safety Awareness Videos using Plotagon!
Plotagon is a cracking app! So much potential for the classroom! Today I used it with Year 3 to let them create videos explaining the importance of internet safety.
We first discussed different ways in which we need to stay safe online and what to do if it happens. We planned stories to show these issues and how to resolve them. We then looked at the app. Instantly, the children loved it!
You need to be careful with this app as it does allow you to browse other animations created by others. There is no way to control the content of other animations so we put our iPads in airplane mode so children couldn't browse, they could only create.
Year 3 found the app quite tricky and so not everyone was able to finish, however by the end of the afternoon most were getting confident with how it works. The app is a brilliant way to demonstrate script writing and is amazing how the script instantly comes to life!
I think the app is perfect for Upper Key Stage 2 and a fantastic way to bring stories to life. The new feature of being able to create your own characters take this to a whole new level!