A group of Year 3 students have been experimenting with the green screen as a means to share their learning this term. These students have been considering ways to evaluate, reflect and report on reading.
These green screen movie reflections were created using a variety of apps on the iPad (using the video, camera, drawing and green screen apps).
- Touch Cast
- Green Screen by Do Ink
- Doodle Buddy
This is what the students have thought about the process so far…
See below for two reviews they have created. When the students create their next review (in Term Two) they will direct this (almost) independently, with the aim to become experts for the other students in the class, teaching how to use the green screen and its associated apps.
These reviews are not polished presentations but have been created in a short time frame as a tool to engage and enhance the learning experience.
The Cats of Venus
Today the students were introduced to the concept of a book hook to ‘sell’ the book to another reader.
See “How to write a book hook” wiki how with pictures.
The Treasure Island: A Fun Map
The students shared why someone should ‘read’ this map.
As the students become more confident and self reflective, the presentations will become more diverse and ‘professional’.
Finally, students are presenting for an authentic audience.
Could you design an app or a website?
Your challenge is to produce an app designed teach another person about a topic for which are an ‘expert’.
You might select a topic that you have inquired into this year at school or from a previous year’s unit of inquiry.
Students had their first information session today about the upcoming day. In one week we will be finalizing our topics and beginning to gather information for our apps.
Students have been assigned the following task.
What topic or subject matter are you going to choose to create your first app?
Consider what makes a good information app?
What would you consider to be the most important information to include?
Who is it written for?
What is the purpose?
BEGIN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE INFORMATION APP USING THE RESOURCES BELOW
CREATIVE COMMONS IMAGES & RESOURCES
THE DAY – IN REFLECTION
It is seems that “the best day ever” is how the students viewed the day.
See our published apps on PLANET BLIPPIT.
It was a challenging and exciting day. Looking forward to the students sharing their knowledge with others.
#blippit #appcreation #salcICLT #ICLT
Please note: the apps created with Blippit are no longer active.
As of March 2014 Blippit has changed to Blippit IO App Maker.
To retain the work of the students this presentation was created.
Would you like to create your own app?
This is one for the JS library.
NB This is now not active as of March 2015. View video below for the content of any teacher created app.
Scan the QR code or go directly to the web address.
See me to for your school account and start creating.
Junior School teachers are currently participating in the PYP Workshop – Transdisciplinary Learning.
The Specialist teachers were to review the final session for Day1.
To do this the following presentation was designed using these apps
Word Collage and
The Transdiciplinary Learning blog for St Andrews is here.
FLIPPED LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In my twitter feed this morning, I came across this tweet about flipped learning for professional learning. This has great potential but obviously required innovative thinking and ability to adapt. I believe that this concept would be embraced by teachers!
FYI – Flipped learning is not just about videos
My reflections on flipping the classroom
- Flipped learning requires intentional content
- Need to evaluate the content being taught
- Consider what needs to teacher directed and what can be student driven
- Need to change the culture of what is learning
- Does NOT have to be solely video delivery
- Requires flexibility, ability to be adaptive and access to resources
- Need to consider a variety of approaches (situational)
- Use the KISS principle – KEEP IT SHORT (rather than simple) in order to engage
Flipping Professional Development: No teacher bored in the background
DIGGO LINKS – FLIPPED LEARNING
Do you like to keep up with what others are currently reading? Do you get excited about sharing what you read with others?
Dogo may be the online community you are after. It was voted one of the “Fifty of the best ed-tech products for schools”
We have a class page (JS Library) where I am adding reviews, recommendations and articles for SALC students.
See Mrs Boulton if you would like to join this community.
A great way to share resources – use a list.ly list.
This one is for ipad recommendations.
Using Bloom’s with ipads and android devices – check out BLOOMIN’ APPS
Kathy Schrock is a well respected educator who is constantly producing fantastic resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.
Check out these resources to use with the iPads (and android). These are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Andrew Churches Edorigami
Dr L O Wilson
Continue reading “Kathy Schrock’s BLOOMIN APPS”
Consider the story of Cinderella. Add some interactive-ness, then put on DeBono’s thinking hats and you will have a recipe for expressing ourselves from the perspective of Year 1.
This is the interactive version the story of Cinderella we used to set the scene.
These are some shots of us working, thinking and collaborating.
Yr 1 Express Ourselves – Cinderella on PhotoPeachhttp://photopeach.com/public/swf/story.swf
Let’s Take Action
Click on the link to view the poster – change_the_world.
“Learn about the Change the World charity campaign and get involved. Remember that small change adds up and that you can make a difference!”
All you need to do is ‘click on the penny and one penny will be donated by edutecher.
Watch the video to see how this works in reality.