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.
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.
This week I discovered a great tool for filming & then posting directly to YouTube. The free iOS app YouTube Capture allows you to film in the app and then post your footage directly to YouTube. This is is very easy to use. I created a step by step handout for first time users (below).