DigiStore newsletter

Vol - | 30 May 2012
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Digistore - What's new?
Ali Teo and John O’Reilly illustrations
now available: Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
written by Kyle Mewburn
These resources give students an insight into the
creative process of book publishing, the form,
layout and how Ali and John have chosen to use
of text as part of the illustration.
Ali Teo and John O’Reilly children's book
illustrations for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! part 1 of
This is the first double page (pages 2 and 3),
colour-saturated and digitally-produced
illustration for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! In this
initial scene the reader is introduced to the
characters of Aunty Elsie and Andy. Aunty Elsie
has come to visit.
Ali Teo and John O’Reilly children's book
illustrations for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! part 2 of
In this first storyboard the reader is introduced to
the entire story, page by page, in thumbnail
sketches. The placing of the text and dimensions
for the double-page spread are also explored.
Ali Teo and John O’Reilly children's book
illustrations for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! part 3 of 4
This resource is a close-up view of a later
storyboard produced using pencil on paper for
Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! In this storyboard the
first three double page spreads are explored
further. The placing of the text and development
in the finalised line drawings are recorded.
Ali Teo and John O’Reilly children's book
illustrations for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! part 4 of
This resource is a group of four layers digitally
created using scanned original drawings and
photographs on paper for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
Layer 1 is a pencil line drawing showing Aunty
Elsie, arms open wide, and Andy getting ready to
run. Layer 2 is a colour-saturated version of layer
1. Layer 3 describes the background scene, and
layer 4 shows all layers and text digitally merged
together to produce the final published
Featured content
Rena Oil Spill
This collection of 13 photographs tells the story
of the grounding of the container ship Rena and
the subsequent oil spill which occurred near
Tauranga, New Zealand in October 2011.
Using digital content: Wiki update
User Guides
The ‘User Guides’ page on the wiki has been updated and now has the latest version
of a PowerPoint that teachers can use to lead professional development on the use of
Digistore within schools. We welcome feedback on the usefulness of this resource.
You can give the Digi Advisors feedback on any aspect of the site or wiki by
completing our ‘Sixty second feedback’ survey.
What's current...
Effective pedagogy
Featured learning path
'Thinking about recycling' learning path: using deBono's thinking hats this learning
path focuses students' attention on the reasons we should all play our part in recycling.
'Te mahi kai' learning path: A collection of images reflecting theme Te mahi kai - the
language of food. It includes tools to support students as they analyse photographs.
New Zealand digital collection
Māori catalogue
A catalogue of Māori resources has been created
to showcase content within Digistore that is either
in te reo Māori or has content related to Māori
tikanga. In the catalogue, there is a picture
preview of each item from Digistore, an
explanation of the item in te reo Māori, and also
the related English entry for that item with an
English explanation. To find a specific resource
you are interested in from the Digistore catalogue
search for the ID number using the standard
Digistore search. For more information on
searching Digistore, see the 'Searching for
resources' page.
Frequently asked questions
How do I browse content in Digistore?
You can use the 'browse by topic' section in the left navigation menu to find content
related to each learning area. You can also choose the 'A to Z' option (in the orange
section of the search window) in order to browse by terms. Finally, you can use the
catalogues available on the 'Learning areas and catalogues' pages on the wiki in order
to see Digistore content for English, Science and Learning Languages organised by
year level.
Online snacks
Online snacks is a new professional development
opportunity for schools or groups of teachers to
develop confidence in locating and organising
resources from the Digistore site. A new page on
the wiki outlines the workshop sessions available.
Book now...
Media Studies Conference
Celebrating the cultural diversity of our students, teachers and media products
Dates: 3–-6th July, 2012.
Challenging Media Studies teachers to value and use local media resources in their
Venue: Wellington Girls' College and accommodation at the Mercure Wellington
For further information either visit the website or email direct.
EduCampNZ is based on a user generated
'unconference'.The focus is on e-learning and
education, sharing ideas and learning from each
EduCampCHCH 2012:: Burnside High School,
23rd June 2012
EduCampAKL 2012:: Stonefields School, 21st
July 2012, 10am-3pm
EduCampWelly 2012: Tawa Intermediate, Date
EduCampCentralOtago: Remarkables Primary School, Queenstown, August, Date
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