Ardena Vanguard Update
-Tina, Lynn and Allison
Using the templates is easy – just drag and drop text and graphics and iBooks Author formats it for you. Additionally, students can boldface words to add them to the glossary page and can create notecards on what they read with the touch of a button. Any completed books created in this app can be shared with other students and saved in iBooks. You could essentially end up with a “class library” of student created books!
Example of student book using a movie insert feature
Example of a student book using the glossary terms feature
Example of a student book using the quiz feature
StopMotion Movies using Photobooth and iMovie
First, students need to create a concept of what their movie will be about. Once they decide on their concept, students will take a picture in photo booth for every movement in their videos. Photos can be hand drawn or use objects such as clay or other classroom manipulatives.
Students then take all of photos and move them into iMovie. There the video is created
by all of the images being compressed together in a short movie. With some minor setting changes, students now have a short stop-motion movie!
Although it sounds challenging, once you do it one time it really is easy! The first video below is extremely helpful as it walks you through every step of the creating process. The other two videos are student examples.
The students really enjoy making these short movies and it is the perfect tool to use within assessments/projects! It can used to review vocabulary or show a higher level process such as comparisons.