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End of the Year Technology Procedures for Students and Staff
If you are retiring, moving to a position outside of the school district, or have students who are moving beyond the school district (i.e., seniors), please read "Google Drive: How to Move Documents to Your Personal Account."
If you are responsible for a cart of devices (i.e., laptops or chromebooks), please read "Preparing Mobile Devices for Summer."
If you are responsible for an individual iPad please read "iPad End of the Year Closeout."
This Week's Feature: Recording Interviews
Try out the following apps. The library can help you design a lesson using these apps, provide one on-one-training, and be a helping hand in classroom implementation.
Record one or more interviews of up to 45 minutes. Students can write their own questions, use the embedded prompts, or just click record and go. Final interviews can be shared on the Library of Congress StoryCorps website for posterity!
Students can collaborate with video, images, audio, and text. Students can create digital stories or presentations and then add commentary to their own and other's stories via audio or text.
How can I apply this to... ?
- write and record their own stories,
- record already existing stories, or
- perform reader's theater and record it.
Social Studies: Students can interview someone about
- their opinion on a controversial topic to put together a pro/con paper,
- their experience with a success or failure,
- an event in recent history as an individual assignment or part of a research unit, or
- their cultural heritage.
Math & Science: Ask students to
- record the explanation for how to perform a specific mathematical task or
- record an explanation of a scientific theory.
CTE: Students can easily create a series of how-to podcasts using GarageBand to share with each other and the world.