This week's Digital Bytes has the following articles: 21 Ways to use photography and images in your classroom, Top 6 sites for free videos, photos, and audio, and managing your computer's linked Google Drive folder.
Monday, 25 May 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
In this week's Digital Bytes, we learn why "How much screen time?" is the wrong question, how coding can help us learn how to learn, and how playing video games for 10 minutes a day can improve maths scores.
Monday, 11 May 2015
In this week's Digital Bytes, have a look at some videos that will help inspire you and your students, explore how to use
Pinterest to support curating characters in your writing and check out Buffer, a tool to add text to an image for your tweets.
Friday, 8 May 2015
|Filming the X for "Don't do this!"|
Their teacher, Ms Dakkouri, allowed me some time to teach the whole class some of the basics of filming. We explored:
- Keeping the iPad steady
- Not filming into the light (or a silhouette effect would occur)
- Using different camera angles (such as worm's eye view and bird's eye view) to keep the video interesting.
|Filming and acting in the playground.|
Filming became our next priority. With the help of a Justand, the students were able to keep the iPad steady as they recorded. They loved shouting, "Action!" to indicate the start of filming. Several takes were needed in some instances to get just the right shot.
|Adding the tick using picture-in-picture|
Finally we finished! They were thrilled to show their teacher, who promised to share the movie in assembly with the whole of the early years students.
What I liked most about this project was that it evolved out of a student inquiry, and that the concepts of film-making were taught as needed, for just-in-time learning. Students were receptive to teaching points because it was real world learning, and that's what has the most impact on understanding. I hope you enjoy watching our finished iMovie below!
Monday, 4 May 2015
Happy Star Wars Day! For this week's Digital Bytes, we feature Essentials for ePortfolios, an article from Scholastic on Twitter for Teachers, and 10 Techie Things to Try for those looking for a bit of inspiration. Enjoy!