Workshops

You will be able to select two workshops to attend each day. When you fill in your workshop submissions form, your first choice for Thursday will be Workshop 1 and your second choice will be Workshop 2 and your first choice for Friday will be Workshop 3 and your second choice will be Workshop 4. Hopefully you will get both of your choices.

WORKSHOPS FOR 2015

Stop Motion Animation
Tutor- Ben Soole
Use iPads, iPods and video equipment to create out of this world movies using stop motion techniques. We will explore the best stop motion apps and also how everyday video cameras and still cameras can help you to create awesome and amazing videos that will blow your friends away.


ComicLife 2
Tutor- Mark Buckland
Use ComicLife2 to create colourful comics with weird and wonderful fonts, templates and images. Want to create something awesome? You can!


Game Design
Tutor- Richard Buckland
Use sploder.com to design, build, play and share computer games.


Lights, iPad, Action!
Tutor-Danny Hamilton and Year 6 Experts
From trailer to feature film, from editing video to adding sound effects, this workshop provides a tasty sampler of what can be achieved with iMovie running on an iPad- film making, editing, camera shots/angles, stop motion, etc. Once you have the basics the only limit is your imagination. So come along prepared to think, create and inspire and we can start our own mini film festival....
And cut!


iPhoto - Snap, Shot Shoot!!!
Tutor- Ken Ward
At the digital photography day you will...
Learn the secrets for taking great photos
Discover some special features of digital cameras
Learn about composition, texture, perspective, the rule of thirds and other photographic mumbo jumbo
Take lots of great photos
Set your photographs to music


Learn Code From Scratch
Tutor- Katarina Moore and Melissa Dow
In this hands on session we will explore computer programming using an online tool called Scratch.

Scratch enables you to program your own interactive stories, games and animations. You can then share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch allows you to think creatively, analyse systematically, use technology fluently and work collaboratively — essential skills for a 21st century learner. Come along and see what you can create from Scratch.


Lets Get Arty! (Thursday)
Tutor- Lisa Ferris
Use a device to create a multi layered image that will impress your friends and family!


Minecraft Mania (Friday)
Tutor- Lisa Ferris
Jump feet first into the virtual learning world of Minecraft. Use a range of Minecraft tools to help explain the scientific world around you. During this session you will craft, create explain, and WOW us with your creations!!!


Animation Fun
Tutor- Heidi Groves/ Courtney de Boer
Create exciting animation movies quickly and easily. With I Can Animate you will bring the art of creating stop-frame animations to life. You will begin by making a simple animation, then move on to using a storyboard to order your ideas and create a detailed animation. A fun interactive session where you create your own animation.


Robotics
Tutor- Paul Banks (Sitech Systems NZ Ltd.)
Want to learn how to programme a robot to race around our race track? Or to spell out a word? Or to go shopping? Or to go to a grid reference and find buried treasure? You can even make your own scenario.
Nail that and we have our probot to play with which can be programmed to draw shapes, put its light on when it goes into dark spaces, reverse when it hits an obstacle and beep when you want it to!

Fully interactive, hands on session that will leave you wanting more.


iPad Word Magic
Tutor- Brenda Lewis
Turning photos and words into works of art - Have you heard the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words? Well now you can create your own piece of art using the iPads. We will use some apps that turn your photos and words into amazing typographic works of art. Come and find out how to do this using aTypo Picture, Word Foto and Word Collage.