Tech-knowledge-y @TEPS

What will your students create?

A poem by Dr John Edwards that I came across in my wanderings.

My response to the poem.....

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Image credit - Sylvia Duckworth

Genius Hour - Where Passions Come to Life

What is Genius Hour? - Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom

1. Driving Questions

2. Research

How to use Google Books for research
How to Use the Google Newspaper Archive

3. Create - Some ideas

A Stop Motion Video

We have 2 apps on our iPads: Stop Motion Studio and Lego Movie Maker. Here are some video tutorials to show you how simple they are to create. You could have your students create a storyboard on paper before filming.


Create the video then share with an audience using "Seesaw The Learning Journal", classroom/student blog (google sites, kidblog, edublogs, blogger).

Stop-Motion App Tutorial
LEGO® Movie Maker app: Storyboard & Editing Tips and Tricks
Publish a picture book or poetry collection.

If you have not signed up for a free "Storybird Studio" teacher account yet, I highly recommend it. "Student privacy is protected. Social interactions are classroom-contained. Monitoring student activity and work is easy."


Students can read and comment (teacher controlled) on each other's stories. Parents can also purchase hard copy of books.

Storybird for Educators
Create/co-create a website.


Students can upload to their digital portfolio created with Google Sites.

Google Sites 101
Create a "Powtoon".


Sign up for a free educator account..

PowToon Edu

GOOGLE APPS FOR EDU - TIP OF THE WEEK!!

Google has just introduced Google Voice!!

Watch the video below to find out how easy it now is for students to share their thoughts and ideas - without the constraints of writing!!
A test of Google's Voice Typing

STEM ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

1. Tumblewing Glider - unplugged activity

The students were amazed when the Paper Pilots demonstrated their "Tumblewing Glider". Here is the link to the template mentioned in the video above. Alternatively, here is a link to an Australian lesson plan from the Surfing Scientist.
Big Mouth Tumblewing: Make and Fly

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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Have a great week :-)