GWA LS Technology Tidbits
February 17, 2016 - Focus on Grandparents' Day
- YouTube - MP3 converter
- Apple TV and streaming
You can find this on the Facebook page as well!
This is meant to be a platform in which to start a conversation.
Think of technology like tartar sauce
By itself, tartar sauce doesn't taste great. However, when it is paired with the right things - fish, it can greatly enhance the flavor of the meat. By the same token, when its paired with other meat - it doesn't taste quite right. Technology can be the same way. When it is paired with the right activity, it can greatly enhance student learning. When it is paired with other activities, it may not enhance student learning. When technology is too complicated or to fluffy, it may actually hinder student learning. So make sure your technology is paired with activities in such a way as to be helpful, efficient, and simple.
PHOTO PEACH - Kim Gunnin
This is a quick and easy way to create a slideshow with pictures and set to music. You can use their canned elevator music :) or you can use an YouTube-MP3 converter to add music found on youtube. There are many types of music to choose from.
YouTube-MP3 converter - www.youtube-mp3.org
Need help? Search for a tutorial on youtube.com. Here's one that might work for you:
APPLE TV AND AIRPLAY STREAMING - AMY PULLIAM
iMOVIE - Mandy Gudnason
Need help? iMovie for beginners - https://youtu.be/ZGG5kbMKmLo
Don't be afraid to do a Google search for ideas and recreate someone else's video with your own class!
You can also:
--Have students read a line or two each from a Dr. Seuss book
--Have students tell what they like most about their grandparents'/special memories/how
old they are/etc.
--Have each student read/recite a line from a poem about grandparents