SMART MEDIA – Fake Photos

Do you ever wish that you could be in some far away place, or visiting your favourite planet – or be in your favourite movie?

Well today in our Cybersmart Lesson, we were able to do just that by using!

First, Whaea Stacey showed us some pictures and we discussed why they were altered (changed) and how that happened.

We then got to create our own fake pictures. We found a picture we liked and added that onto our slide on our ipad, and then took a picture of ourselves using and put our picture on top! It was so much fun!

Lila petting a snake

Bailey ends up in Minecraft

Evie in a field of flowers

Luna at Disneyland

Lexus at the Foxton Water Tower, when it’s lit up!

  Winter playing Super Mario Bro’s

Zach is sightseeing in London


For the past 2 weeks during our cybersmart lessons, we have been learning about Fake News and Pictures and how to spot if things are fake. If things look too good to be true – then they probably are!

We got a change at using Craiyon – a cool AI site that allows you to put in words to create a fake image. We used this to help us come up with a crazy picture and then use that for a fake news article.

Here is some of our work:


We had so much f

Scratch Part 2

We got to finish our scratch projects today! We had so much fun creating the projects. When we had finished making our names, we were able to create anything we wanted.

Whaea Stacey then showed everyone how to take a screen recording on our iPads. We did this so that we could send our videos home through seesaw to our parents.

Here are some of our creations. We hope you like them!


Interland Learning

Today, Whaea Stacey introduced us to an awesome new game which helps us with our cybersmart learning called Interland!

In Interland you can play 4 different levels: Kindness Kingdom, Tower of Treasures, Reality River and Mindful Mountain. All of these levels teach us different ways to be safe online!

Tere and Tanner even finished a level for certificates!

Throughout the game, we got given little messages that helped us be cybersmart!

Have you played interland to help with being cybersmart?


Yesterday, Mrs McDonald asked us all to bring in some vegetables because today we were going to be making some Matariki Soup!

Some of us had to peel some vegetables and Mrs McDonald cut our vegetables up to sizes that were easy to eat! We put the vegetables into 3 pots (2 were medium sized and one was HUUUUUUGGGGEEE!!)

It took about an hour and a half for the soup to cook.

While the soup was cooking, we set the tables up; we had to make sure everyone had a spoon (on the right hand side) and a bowl.

When we were eating, we also had some bread which could dip into our soup. It was so yummy that half of us (and room 7) had a second bowl! Mrs McDonald even took some over to our principal, Mrs Morresey, and she wanted to know the secret recipe!

We have also been making some trinket bowls using airdry clay. We shaped our dishes using a fork, paintbrush and toothbrush. We also painted them in a beautiful green, and used another paintbrush to draw thin black lines. When our leaf or fish hook has dried we will put some PVA glue on it to help seal it and make it shiny!

These are going to go into our art exhibition which we are holding at school on Matariki for everyone to come and see.

We also made Matariki stars; we had to research about each of the nine Matariki stars to colour in and decorate so we knew which star represents and what their names are!

What do you do to celebrate Matariki?

Digital Island Footprint

Today in our Cybersmart lesson with Whaea Stacey we learnt about footprints!

We discussed that real footprints can disappear from sun, snow, wind or water; but, digital footprints are permanent. We talked about we can’t always erase footprints so we need to be careful with what we put online. We need to be Cybersmart! We need to keep our private information private.

We then talked about our digital history and what websites we use at school (in the island) and some sites we use at home (out of our island).

Do you use any of the same learning sites as us?

Staying Safe Online

Today we learnt about being Cybersmart with our personal and private information.

We learnt that it is OK to share: what we enjoy doing, what sports we play, some of our favourite things, our first name only and our pets name. This information is called personal information.

We learnt that we should keep our private information private. Some things that are private information are: our last name, phone numbers, addresses, number plates and  our school uniform logo.


Today was our first cybersmart lesson with Whaea Stacey. She will be in every week for the rest of the year!