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General Chat Thread, Year 6 Computer club ideas in General; We've had our pupils building pc's a couple of times, we mostly had our Y7's doing it but it might ...
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    We've had our pupils building pc's a couple of times, we mostly had our Y7's doing it but it might be ok with Y6's towards the end of a year.

    We basically set aside around 1k for parts & licences(3 pcs) and got them to choose the cases then ordered all the bits in and gradually had them building the whole thing in 2's or 3's. We had them using anti-static wrist bands and generaly being very careful with the bits. In the end the school had 3 additional pc's that'd be put into teachers classrooms and the kids knew a little more about how computers worked and how they're assembled.

    you could also get them re-assembling retired pc's if funds don't allow for new parts to be brought or you don't need the extra pc's

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    Use Paint.net (a brilliant free photo editor perfect for primary schools) to make Julian Opie style self portraits - as featured on the The Best of Blur album cover.
    This chap has a full video guide:
    How to make Julian Opie Style Portraits in*Paint.net - Art and Imaging - Glenn Malcolm&#39s Primary ICT pages - The Ed Tech Lounge

    Pivot stick figure animator will keep them busy for a few weeks too.

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    I downloaded Wings 3D and Sculptris (the 3D painting is great) for our Y6 Computer Club and they loved them both...

    ...we also had some success creating 3D objects in Wings and then playing with them in Sculptris...

    Oh and another one I intend to try some time is one of my favourites...Bryce 7 now from DAZ studios...

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    [QUOTE]I downloaded Wings 3D a... for our Y6 Computer Club /QUOTE]
    Y6 Computer Club????
    Seems a bit advanced
    or have I got the wrong Wings 3D

    Si

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    When I had the privilege of running a KS2 Computer Club I was lucky enough to have access to the Sherston Megadeal software with it's own range of superb ICT programmes such as Crystal Rainforest and Mission Control. I used to set half the club time for work on those programmes and showing them examples of better faster use of Microsoft Office packages along with things like keyboard shortcuts then gave them the option of some free time but limiting it to safe games from the excellent Friv4School range - Friv4School being a 250 web based games package selected by a former ICT Teacher who got fed up with his students trying to access non educational games so put together his superb site.

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    Seems a bit advanced
    or have I got the wrong Wings 3D
    Nope, that's the one...I just started them off with something a bit easier than realistic 3D sheep!

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    With regards to Prezi, how do you get around the registration aspect? Does the desktop version prompt for each kid to have their own login or..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Agree with all of the above and would also add showing them how to make a basic webpage, maybe even on an actual free hosting site somewhere so they can show it off to their friends
    Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog Set up a class, add pupils, give them their logon details...and away they go!
    Last edited by garoc; 13th March 2012 at 12:40 PM.

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    How about using Garageband to create songs or mix pre-existing loops? Or using photoshop to edit out or edit-in funny/cool things onto famous pictures? You'd have to make sure no inappropriate things were being done in the second suggestion.

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