Last week, the Year 5 teachers at school asked me to do some computing work based on the work they had carried out in Literacy based on metaphors in poetry. I am a fan of the idea of app smashing, which for those of you that don’t know, is combining different apps to achieve an outcome. In the case, I planned to app smash with Morfo and Book Creator. The new national curriculum for computing talks about combining software to achieve specific goals. App smashing is an ideal way of doing this.
Morfo is an app I have used for a while now and I thought it would be perfect for this task. The children’s poems contained metaphors they had written about the moon, sun, sky, rain etc. The first thing I asked them to do was import an image of the moon (or other object) into Morfo and create a Morfo of it.
They then recorded themselves reading aloud their metaphors from their poems. This really helped to bring the language to life.
The next step was to import the Morfos into books created using the Book Creator app. This allowed the children to create an anthology of their poems that included metaphors.
There are examples of some of the finished books on our school website.