My Country – Digital Poems by Grade 3

Grade 3 were the authors of their own digital poem entitled ‘My Country’. The idea was inspired by Dorothea Mackellar’s poem ‘My Country’. They used their senses to write descriptively; with the aim to achieve depth and meaning. They presented their poems as a PowerPoint slideshow. They were required to add their own digital drawings completed in Microsoft Paint, then add audio of their poetry reading. The students used animations and transitions to enhance their final digital poem. They learnt how to change the file format so it can be saved and played as a ‘movie’. Here are some of the final results…..

Students please reflect on the following….

What new tools did you learn on Microsoft PowerPoint?

How did creating a poem in digital form differ from writing a poem the ‘usual’ way?

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country William Gascard from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

My Country by Grade 3 – Rowellyn Park PS from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

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  1. 1. We learnt how to put animations and transitions into our work. We also learnt how to record our voices and add sound effects to our work.

    2.Writting a poem on a computer is different to writing a poem on paper because you can add lots of different effects to your work.

  2. You can use animations and transitions, and you can also use back grounds and voice recorder.
    Instead of using paper and scribbling you can use a computer and use back space to fix your mistake.

  3. i learned to add transitions and animations that make my presentation more interesting.

    One of the difference is you can backspace if you make a mistake.

  4. I learned how to use audio voice. I also learned you can add sound effects which I thought was really cool.

    You cant scrunch it up like using a peace of paper and you don’t like what you did. When you do it digitally you can share it online.

  5. I learnt to use a thesaurus to make better words and unique words too. I also learnt how to copy, print and paste. The last thing I learnt is how to record my beautiful voice.

    I thought it was very different from normal writing of a poem because I can easily make changes to it.

  6. You can use animations and transitions and you can also use back grounds and voice changer.
    instead of using paper and scribbling you can use a computer and use back space to fix your mistake.

  7. 1.We learnt how to add recordings and sounds. also we learnt how to insert pictures and use animations and transition.

    2. it was different because you can insert pictures.

  8. I learn how to add a new slide every time I wanted to start a new part of my poem.

    Writing poem digitally is different because the program will underline incorrect spelling so I know what to fix.

  9. We learnt how to spell check if we got a word wrong in Powerpoint and Microsoft word.

    Doing a digital poem on PowerPoint is different from doing a poem on paper with a pen because you can do it faster and get more effects.

  10. We learnt how to make new slides when we want in Powerpoint!!

    The different thing between typing poems online is if you make a mistake it will underline it with red so you can right click it to correct it.

  11. We learnt how to spell check if we got a word wrong in Powerpoint and Microsoft word.

    Doing a poem on power point is different from doing a poem on paper with a pen because you can do it faster and get more effects.

  12. We learnt how to do transitions and Animations. Also how to play your slide show. Lastly we learnt how to make a background design.

    I learnt how do audio on my voice. Also I learnt how to make chiming sounds and more.

  13. We have learnt how to do animations transitions in a slideshow, and how to put in pictures from online and ones that you draw yourself.

    It was easier than doing it by hand on paper with a pen.

  14. We learnt that if you get a word wrong you will know because it will underline it. We also learnt that if you add animations and transitions you can play it as a movie if you save it like a MP4. WE learnt that a thesaurus can make you get more describing words than usual.

  15. I learnt how to publish a Powerpoint and save it to make it Mp4 movie so we can play it like a movie.We learnt how to record our voice and put it on our Powerpoint. We finished our work and some people did 1 2 3 4 5 or 6 slides. Six is best. Mrs Sieira said 5 is a good number. Im happy that we have a teacher so we can learn about this stuff.

  16. I learnt that you can record your voice .
    I think using a computer is better than paper because it can underline your mistakes.

  17. We learnt when it showed red lines under a spelling mistake it was wrong. We learnt that if you did something wrong you can always fix it up or high light it and right click to choose the right word.

  18. We learnt to put our voices on to PowerPoint so we can record our reading in the slideshows, and we also learnt to put animations. We learnt to put it like a movie in MP 4.

  19. It is good that we have a teacher to tech us so we can do these activities.
    It is good we learn how to do stuff in new programs that we learn.

  20. We now know how to make a PowerPoint movie.
    Now we know if a word is underlined in red then we can correct it.

    It is easier to write and draw on the laptop then on paper.
    If your making a movie you save it as an MP4.

  21. I learnt if you go in to insert and go in audio you can record your voice.

    I learnt how to put sounds in animations.

    I learnt how to do animations in.

  22. 1. In Microsoft power point I learn’t how to use the animations and how to get different designs on my pages.

    2.I have learn’t that typing a poem on a computer is little bit harder than writing it on paper because we have to know where the tools you need are.

  23. WE LEARNT THAT WHEN WE GO ON PAINT AND PAINT A DIGITAL PICTURE WE CAN THEN INSERT IT ONTO POWER POINT.

    WE LEARNT THAT WHEN YOU DO A PICTURE IN PAINT YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE A GAP IN YOUR OBJECT OTHER WISE THE PAINT WILL SPILL ALL OVER THE PAGE.

  24. I Liked doing this because the Media Arts teacher taught us to use the ‘Thesaurus’ for interesting words.

    Also It is different because when your writing it on the Computer or Laptop you can backspace on a mistake, instead of rubbing it out leaving a thin word of what you rubbed out.

  25. I liked this activity because I learnt lots of new things.I learnt how to save it as a movie by saving it as an MP4.I learnt how to record my voice and learnt how to make animations and transitions.

  26. We learnt how to add our voice to a PowerPoint and to put pictures on from Paint.

    It was easy to write a poem on PowerPoint because it can correct you on spelling mistakes and if you write it on paper it will not correct you.

  27. I learnt that i can record my voice using audio. I learnt how make cool backgrounds.

    It was easy because you can use the undo button.

  28. We learnt to paste stuff to Power Point from Paint. We also learnt how talk into our headphones and to the computer.

    If you made a mistake on a piece of paper you would have to start again or rube it out but with a computer you just have to undo.

  29. Animations and transitions were fun to do. We learnt how to record our voice.
    You can use the backspace buttone when you make a space and it’s easier to type than write.

  30. I learnt how to use audio and recording my voice on PowerPoint.

    i learnt how to use thesaurus on PowerPoint. It helped me use words that were more interesting.

  31. We now know to insert a page from paint and you can change the page colour.

    You can change font ,change the size and neater writing

  32. We know how to get a new slide when we need it. We use design to make the slide prettier and colourful.

    It is much easier to delete words that we write wrong.

  33. We learnt that Audio was a Thing and learnt how to use it.

    In real life ,handwriting is sometimes is messy but on computer its neater.

  34. We learnt to do a slideshow and to insert audio and save it as a movie.

    It is better to type a poem on a computer because if your hand writing is bad, on a computer it is good.

  35. We learnt how to record our voice on PowerPoint. We also learnt how to put animations and transitions in our work.

    if you make a mistake you can backspace it. If your handwriting is messy it is a better idea to work on a computer.

  36. We learnt to add voices to our Power Point.

    Doing a Poem on Power Point is different because you click buttons to type and you don’t need write.

  37. Mrs Siera taught us to do audio voice and taught us to go on paint.

    On a computer is easier than writing a poem on paper so computer is funner you can do animations and transitions to fun things.

  38. We learnt how to put animations and transitions in our work.We also learnt how to put our voice in the PowerPoint.

    If you make a mistake you don’t need to rub it out.If your handwriting is messy it is a better idea to work on a computer.

  39. We learnt how to draw with computer on Paint, and how to cut and paste.
    If you have bad hand writing its neater on the computer.

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