Yes, it’s true; I have developed an obsession for Bluey along with my reception students!! So you can imagine my delight when I discovered a Bluey Dance Mode is available through facebook! (Note; this is only available in Australia and consequently to access the mode, you must activate location settings for Facebook.) Essentially this mode superimposes a gif of Bluey dancing to the theme song onto a photo or video. It was originally designed for a competition which closed mid year however thankfully the mode is still available!
This week just gone, I spent time investigating how to operate the mode which involved a lot of silent cussing in the classroom and loud cussing at home!! Joy of joys, I have worked out what I was doing wrong and want to share with you what I discovered to ensure you bypass all the cussing!!
Here are the instructions:
- Open this link using a device (I use my phone) that is less than 4 years old and has access to your facebook account.
- Scroll down to the link to open Bluey Dance Mode on Facebook
3. This will immediately open Facebook on your device.
4. As you can see Dance Mode is now activated, however for me this was only to take a photo. To take a video, scroll to the far left to the first option:
5. Now click on video.
6. Tap the middle of the screen if Bluey has not yet made an appearance.
7. Tap on Bluey to start him dancing. Note, there is no sound at this point so the dancers must just simply dance to the music in their head (for my little students, this was easy) or you can play the music in the back ground.
8. Tap the Bluey ABC kids button. This will start the recording.
9. When the recording has finished, click the save button down the bottom of your screen. This saves your recording to your device. When you play it back, it will include the music!!
10. Click next to share on Facebook OR
11. Go to your photos and enjoy!! Here is the one I made using the above steps:
Now, all you need to do is try it for yourself and experiment with your own device. Please add comments and questions below. I’d love to hear how this works for you!