Archive for December 18, 2014

Fun with the VidRhythm App

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So it is the day before vacation, and the computer lab is being used for testing. A perfect excuse to have tech class using iPads in the fifth grade classrooms and have a little fun using the VidRhythm app to create music videos!  Here are a few shots of the students in action. Scroll down to the bottom where I have posted a few examples of the fun videos that they created!  Enjoy!

VidRhythm is currently available on iTunes for $1.99 (used to free, sorry, but offers a lot of fun for a small price!).

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Snowy Selfies

On Friday, the Kindergarten students made virtual snowflakes using an app called Snowflake Station.  (No little snips of white paper all over the floor when you do it with an iPad!)

When we were done making and saving our snowflakes, students used the app to take a “selfie” and then made the snowflakes fall over top of their face!  Lots of fun!

Snowflake Station is currently available for $0.99 US on the iTunes app store.

Looking for some free snowflake apps and other creative Christmas apps? Check out this post from last year:

Free Christmas Apps for Creativity

PreK iPad “Ornaments”

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This week the PreK students created Christmas “ornaments” using the Mandalas Free app.  They LOVED seeing the pretty designs that they could create.

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Oh Christmas Tree – First Grade Style

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The goal of this lesson was to challenge the first grade students to follow multiple directions independently to create a Christmas tree. Students watched the teacher demonstrate directions which used five different tools with five different steps. Most students were able to successfully complete all steps and make, decorate, and label a beautiful Christmas tree without assistance!

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Here are 2 musical slideshows showing all the tress!  Enjoy!

 

Hyperstudio Tours of My Life – Fifth Grade

Fifth grade students are busy at work creating tours of their life of using Hyperstudio software. They are demonstrating great creativity and skills as they use multiple tools in unique ways.

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