JEPS Tech News 7
Ideas for Term 4
These examples of multimodal texts may give you some ideas for use in your classrooms next term. Most are suited to use with iPads, laptops and in the Technology Room. All tools and apps are simple to use and the children love using them.
They can be used K-6.
So why not try one (or even more) with your class in Term 4? This is a rhetorical question!!
Here are some ideas for using Kidpix and the Beebot cards that we have at school.
The apps collections above were created with the Web 2.0 tool EDSHELF http://edshelf.com
The app image links to info on the app, how to videos and education reviews.
It could be used to curate apps you find most useful and share apps you are using in the classroom with the parents on Edmodo, blogs or email.
It could also be used as a search engine for you to find great apps for use in the classroom.
I will be using it next term to put apps in the newsletter.
Voki - 3H and 3/4W
VOKI is great for speaking and listening and could be used as a fun assessment tool.
However, it doesn't work on the iPads as it requires Flash.
Smore - Years 4/5M amd 4/5T
Students completed a Personal Interest Project using SMORE www.smore.com
It is suitable for all ages and would be great for publishing information reports.
All the smores can be found on the Years 3-5 tab on http://jepslibrary.edublogs.org
Here is a showcase of their work. Press play to view as a slideshow
The Web 2.0 tool used to present the PIP showcase is BLENDSPACE www.blendspace.com
It incorporates text, images, weblinks and videos and would work well for displaying a variety of childrens' work on blogs and Edmodo.
Year 6 - iMovie
Year 6 created book trailers using iMovie trailer on the iPads. It was very simple to use and would work well for joint construction of narratives and recounts.