Our students are expected to share their learning through a variety of media, so we like to create fun, engaging projects with each unit of study! Second grade was researching various types of weather and wanted a special way to produce their hard work!
We created newscasts using the FABULOUS green screen app by Doink! We use this app for many purposes, but this project was the first time we tried using all three layers of movie magic!
Our students saved images of their storms, an empty newsdesk and then dressed for the part! They were able to be reporters at a newsdesk to introduce their friends, and change scenes using iMovie to create a complete weather research report!
We used our green wall, a desk and the app by Do Ink to create the fun. Each child was filmed sitting at the desk, and standing by the green wall with a microphone, just like the real weather reporters! We put all the clips together in iMovie, and shared them with our families on Seesaw Learning Journal!
A great lesson on real-world connections, collaboration and communicating our learning in a very sophisticated way! Enjoy a great example here: https://goo.gl/qOjLke
By Lissa Blake @D60HolmesTech
After learning about the digestive system, students created a project to show their understanding of the path that food takes throughout the digestive process. Students were to pretend that they were a piece of food and write or speak their journey in the first person. The project was a student choice project meaning students were able to pick how they were going to show their learning. Many students chose to use their ipads and used iMovie, Keynote, Strip Design and many more apps.
This video made with iMovie.
Whitney Cavanagh @Mrs_Conboy
and Janice Conboy @WhitneyCavanagh
6th Grade Teachers
In social studies, students were able to have a “conversation with Socrates” through the use of a prerecorded voice recording of Socrates. The voice recording was put into their social studies folder in Showbie*. All the 6th graders were able to access the voice recording through Showbie. Students were then able to create their own responses to the thought-provoking questions from Socrates. The next step was to record their answers to make a conversation.
Step 1 – Listen to the Socrates recording located in Showbie
Step 2 – Record your responses in Garage Band, iMovie, or QuickVoice
Step 3 – Import recordings into Garage Band or iMovie
Step 4 – Create a new project, splice, and combine the recordings to make a conversation
Step 5 – Be sure to save your project
*Showbie is a wonderful tool to help make your classroom paperless. It can help to get materials to all students, groups of students, or even individuals.
Janice Conboy @Mrs_Conboy
& Whitney Cavanagh @WhitneyCavanagh