Everyone Can Create: Matariki Project with iPad - Recap of Sessions

Everyone Can Create: Matariki Project with iPad was a series of 4 online workshops @Trudi and I delivered that focussed on using creativity apps to enhance and capture our learning around Matariki. In Aotearoa New Zealand we celebrate Matariki during mid-winter. Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars - also known as Pleiades. The rising of these stars signal the start of the Māori New Year.

Over the four workshops we worked towards creating our final outcome, which was a multimedia movie, showcasing our understanding of the Matariki whetu (stars) and the meanings behind them.

In the first workshop Trudi gave us a fabulous introduction to Freeform and we learned how to make a plan for our Matariki Inquiry. We used Freeform to gather information and map out a digital outcome to share our learning with others.

In the second session Trudi showed us how to use a combination of Tayasui Sketches School and Keynote to create a stunning animation of the Matariki star cluster. In Tayasui Sketches School we created beautiful visual representations of each of the stars. We then imported these into Keynote and animated them.

You can access recordings for these first 2 sessions with @Trudi here: https://education.apple.com/en/resource/250011374

Recap Session 3: Create a soundtrack with GarageBand on iPad

During our third session we went on a journey of discovery inside GarageBand, experimenting with the touch instruments and live loops to create a beautiful soundscape, reflecting our understanding of the meanings behind each of the Matariki stars.

Here is a recording of that session for you to view: 

Everyone Can Create: Matariki Project with iPad

GarageBand is such a powerful app that provides a great platform for creative expression

Supporting Resources:

Everyone Can Create Music

Everyone Can Create Early Learners Teacher Guide

Recap Session 4: Share learning through video with iMovie and Clips

In our final session we pulled all of our content together in with iMovie. iMovie provides the perfect platform for app smashing. App smashing is when you combine the power of more than one app to produce your outcome. This gives students creative freedom and agency in choosing the best tools (apps) for the brief, taking their movie making next level. Our final outcome was a combination of Tayasui Sketches School artwork, Keynote animation, Clips poster titles, iMovie Green Screening, with our GarageBand soundscape.

Below is a recording of our final session: 

Supporting Resources:

Everyone Can Create Video

Clips for iPad

In addition, I had some participants in our live session ask how to create the green screened Memojis. I have created a short video tutorial that takes you through that process: 

Note - To use Memoji you must have iPhone X or later, or iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) or later.


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