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August 15, 2013

Show What You Know with iPads

Lower School 8:30am-10:15am

Learn about and use some great apps perfect for showing, explaining, retelling, and expression. Also, see how apps can work together to make media.

 Collages 

Narrations  

  •  30hands app makes it easy to import images and record audio for each one. The output is a video that you can save to iPad's Photo Library.

Padlet 

  • Create an online wall where students can upload images and videos saved in the Photo Library at Padlet.com.
  • The teacher should have an account, but student do not need one.
  • When you create a wall, it's probably best to set the Layout to Stream. You can also change the web address to something more friendly. 
  • Under the Share menu you can see the QR code for the wall. 
  • Learn lots more about Padlet in Tony's video
  • See our Padlet with our narrated collages. 

QR Codes 

  • Scan QR codes with the i-nigma app.
  • Make QR codes at qrcode.kaywa.com or goqr.me. 
  • Learn lots more about QR codes in Tony's video

Take a screenshot by quickly pressing and releasing iPad's Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously.

 Haiku Deck 

  • Create simple slideshows using Haiku Deck
  • Select a background image and what words to put on top. 
  • You cannot save your slideshow to the Photo Library. But, you can take a screenshot of each slide while it's playing. 
  • Narrate these slide using the 30hands app. 
  • Watch Tony's example about iPads and Germs

Explain Everything 

 

Let's Make a Movie!

Middle School Faculty 10:30pm-12:15pm

Learn some simple moviemaking tips that can greatly improve student-made videos. We'll use iPads apps and free online tools so that you can apply these tips to projects on iPads and laptops.

 Splice 

  •  Splice is a simple free app for combining various video clips you have saved in your Photo Library.
  • You can use Splice to piece together video from apps that have a time limit like Tellagami.
  • Tony made a video about the word workaround .

 Filming Tips

  • Do not cover the microphone hole. 
  • Hold the camera with two hands. 
  • Avoid zooming and camera movement. 
  • Record in short clips, changing the camera angle each time.

 

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Title Screen 

  • Make a title screen in Pic Collage (rotate sideways and then rotate the image in the Photos app before importing into your movie project).
  • Make a title screen in Keynote (take a screenshot while playing your slide to import into your movie project). 

Padlet 

  • Create an online wall where students can upload videos saved in the Photo Library at Padlet.com.
  • The teacher should have an account, but student do not need one.
  • When you create a wall, it's probably best to set the Layout to Stream. You can also change the web address to something more friendly. 
  • Under the Share menu you can see the QR code for the wall. 
  • Learn lots more about Padlet in Tony's video
  • See our Padlet for collecting our short movies. 

Explain Everything 

Movies on a PC 

Videolicious 

  •  Videolicious guides you to make a 60 second movie with a video introduction and voiceovers.

Collaboration

High School Faculty 1:00pm-2:45pm

Explore internet search strategies by using online collaboration tools. These tools can help your students work together to brainstorm, make slideshows, and share ideas.

 Collaboration 

  • Collaboration is the act of working together on a common goal. Not only is collaboration an important life skill, it can have a positive influence on student engagement.
  • A study on cooperative learning found that "subjects who worked cooperatively spent more time working on practice exercises and reported greater satisfaction than those who worked individually."
  • "Studies have shown that groups outperform individuals on learning tasks, and further that individuals who work in groups do better on later individuals assignments as well (Barron, 2000b, 2003; O'Donnell & Danserau, 1992)." Powerful Learning by Linda Darling-Hammond, page 19.

Google Forms  

Word Clouds 

  • Copy text, including text submitted on a Google Form, and paste into a word cloud generator.
  • Wordle.net is popular but uses Java. 
  • WordItOut.com does not use Java, but isn't as pretty as Wordle. 

Collaborative Charts 

  • Any document you create in Google Drive can be shared with anyone with the link. You can even set it so that anyone with the link can edit. You can set this by clicking the blue Share button on the document you have open and want to share.
  • Create a chart by making a new Spreadsheet. Make the first sheet just the way you want it. Then duplicate and rename the first sheet to create a second. Duplicate and rename for each group you'll have. 
  • Our chart with brainstorming for teaching collaboration skills is at tinyurl.com/dkjacol

Public Domain Images 

  • Need images for a project? If you use public domain images, you don't have to stress about copyright.
  • Pixabay.com has photos and clipart. 
  • OpenClipArt.org has loads of quality clipart. 

  Collaborative Slideshows 

  • Create a slideshow by making a new Presentation in Google Drive.
  • You can share this presentation so that multiple students can access. 
  • You can copy and paste an image to make it the background. 
  • Our slideshows with quotes are at j.mp/group1dkja, j.mp/group2dkja, and j.mp/group3dkja

 Prezi 

  • Prezi is like a slideshow, except it takes place on one giant canvas that can be zoomed and rotated.
  • You can share a Prezi and have up to 10 people work on it simultaneously. You need to invite collaborators by their email address.
  • View Tony's Prezi about Google Search Tricks
  • Our practice Prezi is right here.  

Reflect 

Technology Integrators

3:00pm-5:00pm

Tony will off the group a menu of topics to choose from so that you can make the most of your time with him. Possibilities include moviemaking, iPad and web apps for publishing, infographics, and iPad workflows.

 Collaborative Notes