Archive for December 16, 2015

The Angels Speak – by the Second Graders


The second graders certainly created a “heavenly host” of angels! These lovely videos were created on iPads using the Drawing Pad and ChatterPix Kids apps. Students drew a picture of a person who was present at Christmas, then wrote and recorded what the person saw in first person voice. This was the first time I did this project using these apps and am very proud of the students’ work! (More videos are being posted at the blog for other Christmas story people in separate posts.)

Nathan’s video is spoken in Dutch!

Teacher note: Drawing Pad is one of the best drawing apps for kids, currently $1.99 on the US iTunes store. ChatterPix Kids is a FREE app that lets your record 30 seconds of audio to animate a picture.

 

 

 

Shepherds and Wisemen Speak – by the Second Graders

Here are the shepherd and wiseman videos. These amazing videos were created on iPads using the Drawing Pad and ChatterPix Kids apps. Students drew a picture of a person who was present at Christmas, then wrote and recorded what the person saw in first person voice. This was the first time I did this project using these apps and am very proud of the students’ work! (More videos are being posted at the blog for other Christmas story people in separate posts.)

Teacher note: Drawing Pad is one of the best drawing apps for kids, currently $1.99 on the US iTunes store. ChatterPix Kids is a FREE app that lets your record 30 seconds of audio to animate a picture.

 

Joseph Speaks – by the Second Graders

Here are the Joseph videos. These great videos were created on iPads using the Drawing Pad and ChatterPix Kids apps. Students drew a picture of a person who was present at Christmas, then wrote and recorded what the person saw in first person voice. This was the first time I did this project using these apps and am very proud of the students’ work! (More videos are being posted at the blog for other Christmas story people in separate posts.)

Teacher note: Drawing Pad is one of the best drawing apps for kids, currently $1.99 on the US iTunes store. ChatterPix Kids is a FREE app that lets your record 30 seconds of audio to animate a picture.

 

Mary Speaks – by the Second Graders

These lovely videos were created on iPads using the Drawing Pad and ChatterPix Kids apps. Students drew a picture of a person who was present at Christmas, then wrote and recorded what the person saw in first person voice. This was the first time I did this project using these apps and am very proud of the students’ work! (More videos are being posted at the blog for other Christmas story people in separate posts.)

Teacher note: Drawing Pad is one of the best drawing apps for kids, currently $1.99 on the US iTunes store. ChatterPix Kids is a FREE app that lets your record 30 seconds of audio to animate a picture.

 

Oh Merry Christmas Trees from the 1st Graders


The first graders recently made some beautiful Christmas trees using KidPix software. (You can see samples of a few of them above.)The goal of this lesson was to challenge the first grade students to follow multiple directions independently to create a Christmas tree. Students used several drawing and fill tools, stamps, and learned to change colors on their text while working on this project.

We hope you enjoy this video showing off all their beautiful trees!

 

Bethlehem Eyewitness Portraits using Drawing Pad


This week the second grade students began making portraits of the people who were at in Bethlehem when Jesus was born using the Drawing Pad app. Stay tuned, next week we are going to turn in their pictures into talking animations where they share the Christmas story!