This week’s theme:
This week’s colouring in sheet:
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Fact of the week: Being online can help us to communicate, find information, work, do our hobbies, see our friends, and be entertained.
Activities for the week…
WWW is short for World Wide Web, which is all the different things you can find online. The internet connects them all, and if we could see all the connections, it might look a bit like a spiders’ web!
Try creating a picture of the world wide web: first create a spiders’ web using string to represent all the connections, then draw and add things that you can find on the web. For example, a recipe for your favourite food, an episode of your favourite TV show, an animal you might want to learn more about…the options are endless!
You can access the internet in some buildings around your community, like libraries, cafes, gyms and hotels. Try searching on an online map to find places near you where you could access the internet outside of your house.
Emails are letters that can be sent and received really quickly over the internet! Think of all the ways you can send a written message to someone who isn’t in the same place as you – in the past, people would send messages on carrier pigeons, or send someone to travel and deliver the message on their behalf. Now, we can write a letter and send it in the post, but it is much quicker to email. Send a letter to someone you know and guess how long it will take to arrive. Find out from the recipient of the letter how long it actually took! Then try sending them an email and see how much quicker it is!
Protecting yourself and your things online is a bit like in real life. Draw a big padlock . Think about what you would keep safe in real life; just like you protect your house keys and your purse or wallet, you also want to protect your address and your bank details! What other things can you think of that you would like to protect? Write everything you would keep safe on the padlock – these are all the things you would protect online!
Passwords protect your information, and act like a key! Random words together, a mixture of CAPITAL LETTERS and lowercase letters, numbers (1234…) and symbols (!”£$@?…) can create a strong password.
Write the numbers 1 to 9 on 9 pieces of paper, and put the following symbols on 5 separate pieces of paper: £ ! @ * & . Lay your pieces of paper face down so you can’t see what is written on them. Next, choose 3 objects in your house. To create your password, turn over 2 number cards and 2 symbol cards, then add them to your 3 random objects. For example: objects = flower, chair, pillow; numbers = 1, 6; symbols = &, * could create the password: *flower6chair&pillow1
There are loads of things you can do online. Try creating an acrostic poem with all the things you might do online, or any thoughts you have about the internet:
Work out the clues to find out some key things involved in being digital!
At Purple Patch Arts, we’ve been hosting Zoom Discos every month! Going digital can help you be involved in things you might be missing during social distancing measures. Why not have your own personal disco? Play all your favourite songs and have a dance!
If you’d like to join our discos, please contact email@example.com / 07725 041801
Some people express their feelings online with emojis – little pictures that show different emotions or activities, like a smiley face! There are so many emojis now that you can even tell a story with them – can you work out what these famous stories/films/books are?
Try it yourself! Tell a story through little emoji pictures and see if someone else can work out what the story is! You could try it with song titles too.
Zoom is a programme that allows you to talk to multiple people over video – just like our Purple Patch Lifelong Programme groups! Imagine you could have a Zoom meeting with anyone in the world – who would you invite? Draw a square for each person and yourself next to each other and draw everyone in their own little square to show your dream Zoom meeting!
Is there anyone on your dream Zoom that you could invite in real life? Why not host a Zoom dinner party or picnic! Set up your own Zoom meeting and send an invitation to anyone you would like to invite with the Zoom meeting ID and password, as well as the time of your Zoom dinner party. Make sure you know who can come along so you know who to expect on your Zoom meeting. The benefit of having a dinner party over Zoom is that you only have to cook for yourself! Why not try having everyone cooking the same meal so you can all eat the same thing together? Or everyone could dress up in fancy clothes, or fancy dress!
Try creating your own Zoom background! Use collage, paint, or drawing to create whatever scene you like; it could be out in space, on the beach, or just a colourful picture. To make it your Zoom background, take a photo of it and make sure it is saved to your computer. When on your next Zoom meeting, click the little arrow next to the video icon and select ‘choose virtual background’. Click the little ‘+’ next to choose virtual background and it should take you to your saved images to choose your background!
Robots represent the combination of physical and digital technology – technology you can see and technology you can’t. Although there have been a lot of advancements in robot technology, they can still be a bit jerky when they move! Try dancing like the robot – make your movements stop and start and be jerky, try only moving one body part at a time, think about how you might walk around, are you a slow robot or a fast robot?
Here are some electronic songs to dance along to:
Staying safe online can be a little overwhelming, but there are some great resources to help you feel confident and comfortable:
BBC Own It is aimed at young people but has loads of videos, activities, and advice to help anyone feel safe and confident online.
Learn My Way goes right back to basics to help build your confidence in all things digital!
BT Skills for Tomorrow has a bit of everything – from guides on internet shopping, to video call tips for absolute beginners.
These days, lots of music is created using digital programmes, not just with instruments.
Chrome Music Lab lets you try out lots of experiments to create music!
In Rhythm you can control how the animals play the drums and percussion instruments.
In Spectogram you can watch the rainbow colours of frequencies that are created by different instruments.
Why not take a photo of any of the activities you’ve tried this week and share it with us? You can share it on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put it online for you!