Tech Tip Tuesday for March 8, 2016
ISTE Standard for Students 1: Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
I've got an app for that! Green Screen by Do Ink is an innovative app used to create green screen videos on an iPad. Students select a background such as a weather map, national monument, famous person, or any image, then record a video presentation. The app combines both images into one making the student appear at a different location. Here are examples from three second grade teachers:
If you are interested in this app, I have a few to give away to the first few teachers to email me! This is a $2.99 value.
3, 2, 1, Action!
In February, Mrs. Sherman’s 2nd grade class at Deer Valley researched famous Americans. The children used AVL (Alabama Virtual Library), QR codes they scanned which took them to a variety of websites and short video clips as they gathered facts about their famous American. They published their facts in a written report with a timeline and then created a Bio Buddy/Person Book to display their reports. Mrs. Sherman added a fun and exciting presentation piece by having each child stand in front of a green screen as they read their reports. She used the iPad app Green Screen by Do Ink. Each video was uploaded to Google Drive, then a QR code was created for each presentation with a link to the video presentation. The projects are displayed in the hall by the classroom. The students have scanned and watched each other’s presentations using the QR Reader app Inigma. Other classes, teachers and guests can drop by with an iPad or other smart device and view these wonderful presentations. The presentations are also on Mrs. Sherman’s class web page.
Do you love Kahoot? If you do, I suggest giving Quizalize a try. With Quizalize you create questions and answers, similar to Kahoot. Tired of the same music in Kahoot? Not a problem with Quizalize! Quizalize offers a variety of music options, immediate feedback, and individual accountability. Teachers receive a live feed of results and can assign for homework.
Karen Darroch's Schedule:
Tuesday - Deer Valley Elementary
Wednesday - Bluff Park Elementary
Thursday - Greystone Elementary
Link to Help Form: http://goo.gl/forms/FSrkrKVktU
Link to Frequently Asked Questions: http://bit.ly/1Lit5k3 (Content added daily!)
Sara Carpenter's Blog: http://www.techcoachtimes.blogspot.com/
Jamie Nutter's News: The Tech Awakens
Time to Share!
Great Website to find apps:
I would love to come to your room and teach a lesson. Here are just a few of the lessons I am teaching in the classrooms.
- Create a digital post card using Google Slides
- Create a Mystery Number, Person, Place, or Thing with Google Slides
- Lesson on Tour Builder
- Create Student Portfolios using Google Sites
- Pick from a number of Google Projects
- Graph data using Google Sheets
- Research lessons
- Technology Playground Centers
- Code Lessons
- Google Drive lessons with the Do's and Don'ts of creating a Google Slide Presentation
- Read an Augmented Reality Digital Book with a writing extension activity using Google Docs
- Reading Centers with iPad
- Digital Citizenship Lessons
- Research Lessons
Please email me or fill out the help form to schedule a day and time.
I would love to learn from you! Please invite me into your classroom to see all the engaging ways you are using technology in your classroom.