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Word Clouds by ABCYa.com
Word Clouds by ABCya.com is an easy-to-use app to create and share beautiful word clouds. A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. While there are many practical applications for word clouds, a common use is to analyze a body of text.
Ballentine Elementary Can-struction Project
Ballentine Elementary documented their amazing Can-struction sculpture project with their media iPads and the apps Stop Motion Studio and iMovie. Stop Motion allowed them to easily record and edit. There's a lot you can do with stop motion video if you just think about it -- usually in terms of building blocks. If you're good with clay or Play-Doh, you can create your own scenes and movies. You can write messages on poster board in stop motion for fun effects. Or you can dust off your LEGO sets and go crazy making stop motion movies to post on YouTube!
Students Take Notes Using Aurasma and Videos
Lake Murray Elementary is in Technology Mode!
First grader students in Mrs. Schuver's class have been writing letters all year to their pen pal at OPES. With the help of Skype, the students were able to meet their pen pals a couple of weeks ago. What a great way to use technology!
Mrs. Schuver's class has also been busy doing animal research. They wrote reports and used the Face Talk App to share their fun facts. After all their hard work, parents were invited into the classroom for their presentations. What a great way for the students to share what they have learned with their parents. Each student shared their report and then showed their Face Talk video, featuring their talking animal. Kudos to Mrs. Schuver and her awesome first graders!
Harbison West 4th Graders bring the Revolutionary War to life.
After researching the war, teams met to write scripts that would share facts about people and events during this time of American History. Their plays were then performed in front of a green screen. Some students made costumes, used props and a few even tried British accents. Famous people like George and Martha Washington made brief appearances. Finally pictures from reenactments and actual battle sites were added as backdrops and the Revolutionary War sprang to life!