Did a class swap today with a year 5 class who is participating in laptop for schools pilot scheme. The class is lucky enough to have a laptop per child where learning and ICT webtools co-exists.
As part of their IPC unit, the class were learning about planets and the solar system. They already discussed and designed their very own planets. Having come across Dirk Paessler's panorama planets from PhotoJoJo, I thought this would be the prefect project to do with them!
We used images searched on google and used GIMP to create our panorama planets.
A detailed tutorial available: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkpaessler/sets/72157594161325852/
My prezi How to: that I showed the kids: http://prezi.com/f1ftdhveh8mi/creating-planets/
The children utterly enjoyed it, but hey it was hard work aswell with so many IT related complications!