In the Learning Commons, some classes have been exploring ways to digitally share their ideas. We discussed ways to promote reading at our school and each student created a ‘READ’ poster, in any language, using the Draw and Tell app. The object was for the students to independently save their work, export to the camera roll and upload to Dropbox. Scroll down to see the video created with these images. And remember to READ. : )
READ from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.
Students in Grade 2 and 3 used Lego to show their learning about skyscrapers in Tokyo. They cooperatively created a neon-lit street scene in Akihabara. As a group, we used Superimpose App to place our buildings into a Japanese photograph. No green screen required. Here is how we did it:
1. Begin by importing a background from photos using the square icon on the top left.
Students in Grade 3/4 have been learning about Japanese Kimonos. We shared the story of Suki’s Kimono and cstudents worked cooperatively to make a kimono using origami paper. I painted the design over with Mod Podge which gives it a matt sheen. Grade 1’s used the creation to picture themselves in a Japanese garden using Superimpose. This was a teacher lead activity and the class is looking forward to tinkering with the app.
Students in Grade 2 have been learning about the features of traditional Japanese gardens. The challenge was to create a curved bridge where each student created a section. Students had to be mindful of how their creations would fit together and how their work could be put together to make a whole. We used Doodle Buddy app for this activity. Students also had to figure out how to change the background in the app.
Japanese garden bridge from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.
Students in Grade 1 were interested in learning more about Japanese postage stamps. We each used a magnifying glass to look at the details and made a stamp book mark. Students put their own designs on a stamp using the free Face on a Stamp App. This process would work well for students to design their own commemorative postage stamps by importing their artwork and creating their own text on the stamp through the app.
We have been learning about the Japanese national sport of Sumo. Students created mini wrestlers and these were used by other classes to show their learning through digital creation.
Sumo Wrestlers from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.
A second class also focused on sumo and used Superimpose App to digitally show their learning.
Sumo SuperImpose from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.
A third class imported the Superimpose creations to use as a background to show their learning in Tellagami App.
I just spruced up the visuals on my last post using Bitmoji avatars. Here’s a quick overview of how I did it. There may be other ways but this one worked for me.
Students in Grade 4 created digital images that celebrate the work of younger students in the school. Each student used a background, art work from the iPad photos, a frame and their own photo to create a four layer image. This was tricky as each layer had to be exported and re-imported into the Superimpose App. Students are developing techniques in masking, editing and photography. Our goal is to help create pride and community by displaying the Kindergarten and Grade 1 work that was left on the iPads. Read more for the ‘how to’.
Students in Grade 4 used popsicle sticks to create their interpretation of the Elizabeth Tower in London. After learning about the tower, they worked in five groups to plan their design and to create their structure using popsicle sticks and hot glue. The towers were painted and clock faces added along with a Union Jack flag.
The grade 4/5 class photographed the towers (with permission) and used Superimpose app to show our connection with countries around the world. Text added using Pic Collage app.