Twenty-three movies that demonstrate how to solve fraction problems were developed by fourth grade students recently. Please click here to learn more about this project as well as view the finished products. All of the movies were created using the iMovie app on iPod Touches. What I really like about this project is that it [...]
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To finish off my App-tober posts, here is a sample of an iMovie app project. In Grade 5, students are being asked to write sentences using key vocabulary words from their reading. Every other week, the students are working in groups to make these sentences into movies. The movies are being created right in iMovie [...]
We may never buy a “regular” camera again. Come to this week’s App-tober session to find out why! For a preview, please read a previous iPod Touch post about its built-in camera. After the session: Need help with the iMovie app for iPod Touches (4th Generation)? Here are the FAQs from Apple. The Help button [...]
This post is a springboard for our first App-tober Session: Apps are being created by what seems like the second. This can be a very overwhelming arena. Teachers are asking themselves: What are the best apps for students? How do these apps even fit into the classroom curriculum? Is it even worth paying for these [...]
When I taught first grade we used to go on a hunt around the school for things that we were studying. For example, if our focus in math was right angles, we would grab our clipboards, papers and pencils and walk around the halls, library, cafeteria, office, playground and where ever in the school twenty [...]
Last post, I wrote about stop-action movies. This is a quick follow-up to share two movies that were completed with our May Challenge Crew. The Snow Man Chicken Little These movies are very simple attempts at a “how-to” narrative and a retelling of a story. For both movies, we used IPEVO Point 2 View USB [...]
It’s almost the end of the school year. Things are crazy, but at the same time, they can be a bit stale. Especially, after testing has come and gone, students often see that milestone as a sign to check out. Looking to continue to engage your students right down to the end? Give stop-action movies [...]
Go ahead… press the play button! (Text version: Does your blog or web page have the blahs? How about spicing it up with some talking avatars?) Recently, I have seen quite a few of these critters on various people’s media or projects, and I have to say, I am mesmerized! A talking cartoon totally grabs [...]
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Jan. 2010 – June 2010 This blog served as a technology professional development portal. It was a chance for us to explore what was (and still is) out there. As we know, a lot of the latest tools and resources only take a few minutes to preview and learn. Making the time is often the trickiest feat. Therefore, I proposed Tech Tuesday. Every Tuesday something new was waiting for you to check out on this blog. On select Tuesdays, there even were face-to-face session in the Abbot lab @ 7:45 A.M. In under 30 minutes, I demonstrated the new tool, and participants got some time to play. It was requested that participants gave the tool a little more thought or another “go”, and then follow-up with a comment on this blog, reviewing the tool for a grade level or subject. The ultimate goal or end product was that one tool or resource would be implemented fully into teaching practices to benefit student learning. We also had a great resource blog for people to consult in the end!
October 2010 – ?: I am going to continue to update the Tech Tuesday blog on at least a monthly basis. There’s still so much to learn and share. So always check in on Tuesdays to see what’s going on, or better yet, subscribe!