Hi, my name is Lisa, and I’m an app hoarder. Everyday, I watch my PLN Twitter stream and subscribe to app review blogs all in hopes of snagging a FREE app. I download, download, download. All with good intentions, of course. That app may be good for grade 3. That app may be good for [...]
Posts tagged with iMovie
At the beginning of the school year, a teacher expressed to me that she had heard a very inspirational song and would love to have her class do something with it. Maybe, it could be used in a slideshow or some kind of presentation at a school assembly? And as we all know, school gets [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Since we only have 35 minutes at this week’s App-tober session, this post will serve as preview, notes and reference for what will be demonstrated. A while ago, I wrote a post about BrainPOP and then more recently one about The Mixer. I’m going to continue to highlight this very popular and effective service (that [...]
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 [...]
I’m sitting at the Spring 2010 Apple Update listening to the latest news, features and hoping to check out the latest products from Apple- otherwise known as the iPad. Here are some tidbits… I’m picking and choosing as it’s all so amazing, yet overwhelming at the same time. Apple now has an Apple Education podcast. [...]
On Tuesday mornings, there have been a small group of girls in the hallway next to the computer lab. I haven’t been sure what they are doing, but they seem to be very engaged in their activity. One day on my way to a meeting, I decided to be nosey and ask them. They showed [...]
When I want to make a photo slideshow, I use three criteria in choosing an application or service: 1. What’s the output need to be? In other words, how do I need to display it? 2. How much pizazz does it need to have to meet the intended goal? 3. How much time do I [...]
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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!