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Hello Summer 2020!

Thank you to all students for your great work on our Technology Class assignments while we were doing school at home. Many of you sent me pictures and videos of what you did and I really enjoyed seeing your work!

If you are looking for something to do this week or during the summer, I’d suggest that you go back to previous posts on this blog and do any activities or links that you didn’t get to work on or that you enjoyed! Use Learning Links to help you find keyboarding, coding, avatar designers, and lots of other great activities:

Learning Links

Also, here is a post with links to many awesome free iPad apps that an adult can download for you:

Daily Free Apps for Kids

Apple has a great list of 30 Creative Activities for Kids.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! Stay safe and healthy and I hope to see you again in person very soon!

Google AR Animal Project Video

I put together a video with some of the animal augmented reality photos that were sent to me from our student project from the previous week. (I hope I didn’t miss anyone who sent me a photo – my apologies if I did!) Click the link below to view if the embedded video above does not work:

Google AR Animals

Online Learning for K – 5 for May 4 – Augmented Reality

(Note: this lesson is optional for Grade 3 who are working on another project with Miss Bosch and Mrs. Parris.)

Please first watch the video below to learn about Augmented Reality/AR:

To view AR objects in Google Search you’ll need:

  • Android smartphone or tablet: Android 7.0 or higher w/ pre-installed Google Play Store
  • iPhone/iPad: iOS 11.0 or higher

These are the animals that you can search for in Google that will convert to 3D augmented reality. When the search results open up, look for the view in 3D link to open the AR. (Please watch the video above to see exactly how to do it!) Take a photo of your animal when you get it to appear! (Note, these links will not work on a computer, only the phones/tablets listed above. Some phones may allow you to take video, but most will only take a still photo.)

If you cannot get the AR to work on your phone, here is a link to some animal webcams that you can visit. (Note: not all of the links may be active/working.)

Wildlife Live Feeds

When you are done with your activity for this week, leave a comment telling me which animals you made appear using Augmented Reality or which animals you saw online using webcams. A grown up may email one of the pictures to me so I can see it! kbosch@southfieldchristian.org.

Project Idea: If you want, you may use a computer or iPad to type a story about the Augmented Reality animal visiting your house or yard. Add the picture into the story if you can. A grown-up may send the story to me – I would love to see it!

Online Learning for K – 1 for April 27 – Bible Story Time

This week we are going to explore ways we can use technology to learn about and share Bible stories. Please do one or more of the choices below. Have a grown-up help you decide what to do. You may leave a comment to tell me which Bible Story you did or watched when you are done. If you did a project, I’d love to see it. Have a grown-up email it to me at kbosch@southfieldchristian.org.

Download Bible App for Kids (have a grown-up help you). Do one or more of the interactive stories.
Bible App for Kids (Apple)
Bible App for Kids (Google)

Another Bible app option:
Superbook for Kids (Apple)
Superbook for Kids (Google)

Watch a Bible Story video from one of these sites:
Bible App for Kids Videos
Bible Stories for Kids (NOTE: Youtube Channel)

PROJECT IDEAS:

Use the Voice Memo app on your phone or iPad to record your child retelling their favorite Bible story. (You can gain great insights by listening to what they say!) – I forgot to mention this project in the video! Sorry!

Draw a picture of your favorite Bible story using an iPad app. Here are some suggestions:

  • Hello Crayon ( was used with K students)
  • Draw and Tell( was used with K students)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app. It is the same as the software that we use in technology class. If you have an iPad, it might be worth the cost as a familiar way for students to do technology activities at home.)
  • Any other app or website that lets you draw or create a Bible Story picture is ok.

BIBLE BUDDIES APP ($3.99) If you are looking for something new to do with your child, I highly recommend purchasing this app. Students can record their own animated Bible stories using their finger to move characters while they talk. It is a wonderful way to have them retell the truths that they are learning.

Online Learning for 2 – 5: April 27 – Superheroes and Avatars

This week’s message from Miss Bosch

This week you are going to have the opportunity to use technology to create your own superhero or avatar. Please select one or more activities to do. When you are done, you may leave me a comment to let me know which activity you did and what you learned and liked about it. If you do a project, I would love to see a picture of it. An adult may send me an email to share it with me. (kbosch@southfieldchristian.org). I also challenge you to be a “Superhero” this week around your house by doing something kind and helpful for the people who are living in your home!

Examples using iPad apps

ONLINE SUPERHEROES/AVATARS:

  • Super Hero Me – show your super powers! (This doesn’t have a save button, have an adult help you take a screenshot to save.)
  • Star Wars – design your own Star Wars Character
  • Hero Maker – from PBS, create a hero and learn about other REAL Heros!
  • Style-a-Hero – use character traits to build your hero
  • Avatar Maker – detailed features to design your face, this one is a kid favorite!
  • MiniMizer – design a Lego style person
  • Disney Yourself – make yourself look like a Disney Character
  • Peanuts – make a Peanuts character that looks like you
  • Adventure Story Comic Covers – design your own custom comic cover (note: this one is advanced, but older students may be able to figure it out!)

PROJECT – turn your photo into a superhero on an iPad. Watch this video below to learn how.

ON AN IPAD (ask a grown-up before downloading):

Online Learning for 2 – 5 for April 20 – Coding

Your Mission this Week!

This week we are going to do some coding activities. Please select one or more activities to do. When you are done, you may leave me a comment to let me know which one you did and what you learned and liked about it.

Online Links (might not work on a tablet):

Grades 2 and 3:

Grades 4 and 5:

More Coding Learning Links

Hour of Code links – can sort by grade level

**ParentsOptional Tynker Coding Program – If you would like to get your child started in a coding program, we have access to create accounts in Tynker Coding Lessons through the end of May. This program can be done on a computer or an iPad. If you are interested, please send Miss Bosch an email at kbosch@southfieldchristian.org and she will set up an account for your child and send you the login information. Let her know your child’s name and grade level so she can put them at an appropriate level. Students may work in this program instead of the links above or as an extra activity.

** Also, one of our SCS parents will be running a coding class through the Coding in the City program. Click on the link below for more information on how to sign up for this program if you are interested.

Coding in the City Coder Academy

Online Learning for K – 1 for April 20 – Think Spring!

This week we are going to Think Spring! Here are some choices for you to do this week for your technology assignment:

For Computer with a Mouse (clicking and dragging practice):

For iPad – use a drawing app to draw a beautiful spring picture. Here are some app suggestions for this project:

  • Hello Crayon ( was used with K students)
  • Draw and Tell( was used with K students)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app. It is the same as the software that we use in technology class. If you have an iPad, it might be worth the cost as a familiar way for students to do technology activities at home.)
  • Any other app or website that lets you draw or create a spring picture is ok.

For Phone – go for a walk around your yard or neighborhood with your family. Use a phone to take pictures that show signs of spring. If you want, you and an adult can combine all your photos using an app to make a photo collage. Suggested apps:

  • Pic Collage EDU (iPhone/iPad) – free during the month of April, a wonderful app built for kids!
  • Pic Collage (Google) – free, does contain ads
  • Any other app or software that lets you combine pictures together is fine for this. Use whatever you have available and work together!

If you want, an adult may help you to leave me a comment to let me know what you did this week for technology class. They may also send me a picture showing me your project if you did one (kbosch@southfieldchristian.org) ! Have fun and think spring!

Online Learning Week for K – 5 – April 13 – Crazy Characters

For this week’s technology class, I would like you to read the 3D Crazy Characters eBook which was written by the 2nd graders. Click on the link below to open up the book to read it. (If you use the Chrome or Safari browser, there will be a READ TO ME button in the top right corner.) Older students, you may remember making these crazy characters when you were in second grade – your job this week is to encourage the younger students!

CLICK THIS LINK TO READ CRAZY CHARACTERS 2020 ONLINE

When you are done, you may leave a comment at this blog post to tell the second graders what you liked about this book. Click up at the top title where it says “comments”. Older students, be sure you are thoughtful and kind in your comment to support and encourage the 2nd graders. (Younger students may need a grown-up to help them write the comment.) Please only use your first name (NO LAST NAMES, NO EMAIL). Miss Bosch will check all comments before they are posted.

OPTIONAL PROJECT ACTIVITY (if you wish):

Use a technology tool like a computer or an iPad to draw a picture or write a story about a crazy character that you invent. (Second graders or students who did this project in the past, you may also draw or write the new or continuing adventures of your 3D crazy character!) If you want, your parents may email your project to me so I can see it. Have fun and be creative – don’t just do the same thing you did in your book!

HERE ARE SUGGESTED DRAWING APPS/WEBSITES FOR THIS PROJECT:

TO TYPE A STORY:

  • Use Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs on a computer or iPad (see an adult for help to find these tools to use).
  • Book Creator App(NOTE: this is a paid app – wonderful options for book building, drawing, audio, video, and creativity! This is the app we used to make our Crazy Character book! Worth the price!)
  • Any other option that lets you make a story is fine, too!

Parents, you can also download the Crazy Characters eBook at iTunes for free if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer:

3D Crazy Characters iTunes Download

Online Learning Week 3 (4/6) for K – 5: Virtual Vacation

Hello Everyone! I have missed you and am praying for you every day!

NOTE TO PARENTS: you will need to help your child find an appropriate tool that matches your available technology for the project for this week.

I hope everyone had a good break last week. Since we were not able to go on a trip, this week’s assignment is to create a “Virtual Vacation” to go anywhere in the world! Use an iPad, phone, or computer to draw, type, build, or make a video about an imaginary vacation you wish you could take. Suggested apps, software, or websites are listed below by grade level, but any digital option that you have available is fine!

K – 1st Drawing Apps:

  • Hello Crayon ( was used with K students)
  • Draw and Tell( was used with K students)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app. It is the same as the software that we use in technology class. If you have an iPad, it might be worth the cost as a familiar way for students to do technology activities at home.)

K – 2nd Drawing Websites: (NOTE: drawing with a mouse might be tricky for kindergarten students)

2nd – 5th Drawing Apps:

  • Sketches School
  • Drawing Box Free
  • Drawing Pad (NOTE: this is a paid app that was used in 2nd grade, so students would be familiar with using it.)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app, it is the same as the software that we use in technology class, so would be familiar for students to use.)

3rd – 5th Drawing Websites:

1ST – 2ND TYPE A STORY (NOTE: 1st grade was just starting to work on keyboarding, so this might be a bit tricky for them.)

  • My Storybook – create a book online (NOTE: parents may take a photo or screenshot of the project or create an account to save/share projects)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app, it is the same as the software that we use in technology class, so would be familiar for students to use.)
  • You could also type a story using any word processing program.

3RD – 5TH TYPE A STORY/BOOK:

  • Use Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs on a computer or iPad (see an adult for help to find these tools to use)
  • My Storybook – create a book online (NOTE: parents may take a photo or screenshot of the project or create an account to save/share projects)
  • Book Creator App(NOTE: this is a paid app – wonderful options for book building and creativity!)

BUILD: If you use Minecraft or Roblox, build the place you would like to go on vacation!

VIDEO: Work with your parents or brothers and sisters to make a video pretending you are on a vacation. Use a phone or iPad. If you want, use iMovie or a similar app to edit your clips together. Here are a few funny examples that some other people have made about an imaginary trip to Disney World:

When you finish your project, leave a comment telling me what project you did and how you made it.

OPTIONAL: Your parents may email the project or a photo of it to me if they wish! I would love to see what you did! Send your email to kbosch@southfieldchristian.org.

Good luck and have fun! Let me know if you have any questions!

Daily “Stuck at Home” FREE apps for Kids!

I am posting a link to a free iPad app each day which can provide something creative and fun for your child/family to try or explore. The most recent link will be posted at the top.

Popplet – Full version is FREE for a limited time! Design word maps with text and pictures. Simple but very effective!

Pic Collage EDUFREE for a limited time. Make creative photo collages using your photos or online searching. Add background, text, stickers, and more. One of my favorite apps for the classroom!

Scratch Junior – learn basic block coding to make characters move, jump, sing, and more!

Assembly – create your own designs and logos using shapes and text. Many creative options!

MSQRD – fun and crazy filters for your face to make photos and videos. No login needed!

Tayasui Blocks is FREE until April 9 – create in 3D using colorful blocks!

Toontastic 3D – animate and narrate your own adventures by simply moving the characters with your fingers. Lots of options, totally free!

AR Dominoes – use augmented reality to create your own domino course and then knock it down! Make simple or creative complex designs. No supplies needed and no mess to pick up!

Hello Crayons – this drawing app is perfect for early elementary students with simple textured drawing tools. Note: a few tools require purchase.

GarageBand – this amazing app is filled with ways to create and record music. I’d suggest starting with the Live Loops feature as an easy way to build professional-sounding tunes with beats!

Texting Story – create video conversations of two people/characters texting back and forth. (Create a conversation between two book characters!) Note: there are a few features that require in-app purchases.

Go Noodle Games – this app has fun games that use the camera to get kids moving. Totally free – no in app purchases.

Pickayou – This app lets you design your own custom avatar/character from head to toe. If you use a white background, characters can be imported into many other apps – we often use it with Puppet Pals.

Mega Photo – This app has dozens of fun and crazy effects that you can add to your selfies in both photo and video format. NOTE: some of the effects are paid, so be sure to point this out to your child before using it! This link goes to the iOS version, but also available in other formats.

Tayasui Sketches School -This app lets students draw on their iPads with digital pencil, ink, crayon, watercolor, paint, airbrush, and more! No need for supplies from the craft store and no mess to clean up!

Plum’s Creaturizer – Kids can design a crazy creature, then the app uses augmented reality and you can “place” the creature in a real location and take a photo of it. A great activity to do while on a walk!

Emoji Me Kids – Students can create their own emoji of their faces (or even of everyone in their family). It can be saved as an image (great for profiles or to be added to other projects). It even makes animated emojis.