You can get the full scoop on the lesson plan and project by visiting this post
Now check out the PDF files that my second block made:
And now for the sixth block students: Continue reading
My first adventure using the BookCreator app
has been an interesting one. I had my students research the Elements and Principles of Art, then create a piece of art that showcases that understanding.
They would then import that file into the Book Creator app, I asked that they explain their understanding of their art and tell me which Element of Art and which Principle of Design they used
Along with writing about their art, I also asked them to make an attractive cover – as if I were shopping in a book store why would I stop to look at their book?
I also asked the students to include their autobiography in the book, just like the back of many published novels showcase
They could export their work as a PDF and share it with other apps (I used Dropbox) and dump it into iBooks. I am currently working on trying to find the easiest way to combine books per iPad and then export them to the iBooks store
Some other neat features with the app is inserting hyperlinks to photos and music. If only my iPads weren’t synced through Configurator, the kids could make music in Garageband as soundtracks. Instead, we were limited to clickable audio tracks, which is still pretty neat
Don’t forget all of my other Top Animated Cartoons in the 80s reviews on my Squidoo Lens
Here is the YouTube playlist (with my introduction about the project) of the shorts my students made with the iMotion app about “Bring your Own Devices”
You can see the original blog post and lesson plan resources about this project here-
One of my students was wondering if they could make their own Prezi after they saw my teacher introduction. I thought it could be a great icebreaker for them to talk about themselves for the start of the new semester. I just picked one per class that was successfully posted to Kidblog
Unfortunately, we found the hard way that students can only create a path for the Prezi within the web site – the app merely allows pictures, text and free roaming through the presentation
Anastsia’s Life of my Music
Braeden’s informative Prezi on WW2
Alex’s on Minecraft
Dawson’s on Transformers
I was trying to utilize physical activity, Math and video games in my class – so I decided to let my students collect data w/ iSpreadsheet, dance with the school’s new Kinect system and eventually analyze this data for a future infographic. Here is a sample video of our findings:
My students also collected data from their classmates based on student age, player color (meaning, where the student was standing where they played), sex and score. The plan for next semester is to create an infographic that showcases the analysis of the data that will be preformed by the BWMS Math classes.
Here is a spreadsheet from each of the classes: