— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) November 19, 2019
Some students have begun to tinker with showing their learning by creating with stop motion video. We read and discussed The Wall: A Timeless Tale by Giancarlo Macri. Students experimented with creating, saving, exporting from the app and uploading their work to Dropbox. Woot!
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) October 29, 2019
Many classes have been exploring how to carefully take a photograph. We have been looking at how to best highlight the important parts of the photo, to watch out for the background and how to use some editing features. We added googily eyes for fun. Some classes have also been practicing how to upload their completed work to Dropbox so that we can share their creations.
Students showed their learning about pirates using Doodle Buddy app. We took selfies and imported the photo as a background in Doodle Buddy and then drew on the image. Students learned about importing images and exporting their completed work. We also discussed on what makes a good photo, including distance from the subject and background.
This term another class was interested in learning about and creating Mighty Women. A third class will be beginning the activity after Spring Break.
The project begins with lots of discussion about diversity, imposed gender roles, inequality and the traits of a leader. We also spent time on body image and Barbies’ impossible physique.
Students began by discovering possible subjects to research. From these names, Mighty Women were assigned based on reading levels of available print materials and to ensure a diverse, global mix. Both online and print resources were used to complete research.
Students were asked to focus only on the most important facts so could only include what would fit on one library card.
Materials were organized into baskets. We switched to ziplocs when we began sewing to keep the pins and needles accounted for. Dolls were $1.25 – funded by the Book Fair – available at Dollar Tree.
After designing the costume, students used a step by step slide share on how to complete the sewing – available here. Fabric ends from Thrift store – funded by the Book Fair
The Slideshare allows each student to proceed at their own pace. For many students this was the first time they had done any sewing. No materials were to be brought in from home and no work could be taken to complete at home.
We used book stands from past book fairs to display the dolls. The stands were cut down the middle.
Students photographed their dolls and used Superimpose app to place them in appropriate settings. All of the work was uploaded to the student’s digital portfolio.
Amelia Earhart digital work in progress.
Today we shared Lois Ehlert’s wonderful story Feathers for Lunch. Students in Division 21 worked together to create a flock of birds escaping from the hungry cat.
We used Doodle Buddy to show our learning and students were encouraged to use the ‘change background’ feature in the App.
Students in Div. 9 read There’s a Bug on My Arm That won’t Let Go by David Mackintosh.
We used the iPad camera and imported an image as a background into Pic Collage App. Students used png files and captions to show their ideas, exported their work to the camera roll and uplaoded the images to Google Drive.
It’s a multi-step process that is a great way to show learning. Check out the video below of the creations from Mr. Gauvin’s class.
We also experimented with a low tech version of this activity using LEGO.
Students in some classes in Grades 1 and 2 have been enjoying There’s a Bug on My Arm That won’t Let Go by David Mackintosh.
We have been figuring out how to use the iPad camera and import images as a background into Doodle Buddy App. Students drew their bugs on their arms and then exported their work back to the camera roll.
It’s a multi-step process that is a great way to show learning. Check out the video below of the creations from Mme. Correia’s class.
Primary students used the Floto App to create gif style videos to show learning about categorization. The app dashboard is very simple and intuitive to use for younger students. Here is a sample.
We also used the app to show learning about taking pride in keeping the library tidy.