Teach With video is a blog to help teachers integrate digital video projects in the classes they teach. The podcast provides tips for classroom management, unit and lesson design, and various resources to help teachers guide students toward the successful creation of curriculum-based videos.
In Keynote 6.2, when you are making an interactive presentation and you do not want the user to be able to advance to the next slide, you can create a “Links Only” presentation. You would use this when the viewer of your presentation is clicking on objects that link to other slides. A vocabulary review, a quiz, or choose your own adventure slide show can really benefit from this setting. Change this setting by selecting Document, and under Presentation Type click on Normal and then select Links Only. (see below)
Frustrated that Flickr no longer allows you to embed slide shows? Although Flickr no longer gives the option to create slides shows like the one below, you can still use the old code to embed a slide show in your blog or site. Here’s what you do:
1. Select the set you would like to make a slide show for.
2. Find the set ID number.
3. Copy the embed code below & replace the red numbers with the set number you want in your slide show.
This year at KORCOS I very much enjoyed presenting two new sessions. The first, Kahlo Meets Coppola: Art, Activism, & Film, was presented with Sara Arno. It is the explanation of the unit we worked on together called Protest Art, that teaches students to use art to provoke a reaction to important social issues. All of the materials needed to plan the unit can be found here. The student movies can also be found there. Beware, you may find some of the movies to be disturbing.
My second presentation, Advanced Keynote, was a true geek fest. I showed participants how to use some different techniques to enhance their Keynotes, and thus their message. It was a lot of fun, and the participants taught me some great uses of Keynote that I hadn’t previously thought of. Find everything you need to master the techniques I taught.
This movie and infographic are designed to help our community understand how efficient we make our students lives when having them gather all portfolio artifacts in one location. We are a Google Apps school, so Blogger is a logical choice for our student portfolios.
United States history teacher Brad Evans has his students experiencing early US history in a unique way, through social media. Each of his four US history classes will be debating issues from early presidential elections, as if they were happening today. This means that the candidates (Washington, Jefferson, Burr, Hamilton, Adams, & Madison) will be actively using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media to attempt to win over voters.
The first grade students in Amy Cabaluna’s class were fascinated with the illustrations in the Mo Willems books they were reading, so we collaborated to give the students the opportunity to create some illustrations in Willems’ style. We used iPads to take the photos around campus and Doodle Buddy to draw on those photos. Amy then printed out the images and had her first graders write a sentence about what they liked about Willems’ books.
Today I had the opportunity to try out iStopMotion ($9.99). This is by far the best app I have seen for creating stop motion movies. It is very intuitive and easy to use. I think that most people would be able to teach themselves quite easily. The one feature that makes this app worth the money is the onion skinning of the last photo taken. This semi-transparent view of the previous image allows the user to precisely place the objects being animated in respect to their previous position. (see below)
I’m looking forward to using this app with students. Below is the animation I created today.