What is one word that best represents your goal for the new year? You are going to use the Phonto app to combine your ONE WORD with a selfie and an explanation of why you chose that word.
The four parts of this project are:
- Open the Phonto app and take a selfie
- Type in your ONE WORD and format it so it is large and stands out.
- Type in your explanation of why you picked that word and format it so it is smaller but easy to read.
- Save your picture and upload it to Dropbox
Watch this video tutorial which shows the 4 parts of the project. You may pause the video while you do each step.
Here is a link to Mrs. Requard’s video which I showed at the beginning of class with the ONE WORDS created by the 4th and 5th graders of North Star Elementary School in Arizona:
One Word Resolutions for 2016
Over the past week or so, the sixth graders have been developing tutorials to explain how to create or do something in Minecraft. They took screenshots of the process while building in MInecraft. Then they added their screenshots into the Explain Everything app where they added additional directions using text and annotations. When their slides were done, they recorded audio directions. I will be posting the tutorial videos below as they are completed and published!
Our next project will be creating MInecraft Tutorials using the Explain Everything app.
MInecraft Tutorials 2015
Step One: View a few of the tutorials from previous years using the links above. While watching, please observe these things:
- What things did people do to made a project interesting watch and effective to understand?
- Did the directions and steps make sense?
- Did you understand the way that they annotated their screenshots as they talked?
- Was the audio clear and easy to understand?
Step Two: You will need to watch the Explain Everything tutorials to learn how to use the app. Use the app on your iPad as you watch to test out the things you learn.
What is Explain Everything?
Also, these tutorials may be helpful:
Add one or two photos to each slide. Adjust the text boxes so the photos fit nicely onto the slide.
Be sure to copy/paste the URL web address for each photo onto your Image Credits page!
Then watch the video showing you ways to customize your photos. It will demonstrate:
- How to make photo into a full background and arrange the photo to the back.
- How to make a photo transparent.
- How to recolor a photo.
- How to add frames around a photo.
- How to erase a white background on a photo.
You should use a minimum of 2 of these advanced editing effects on your photos.
When you are done with entering your text on your slides, watch this video to see some ideas of ways that you can format and customize your text.
You must customize your title page – use a more attractive font, change color, and make the size larger at the MINIMUM. Then you should customize the titles on each page as well. Try out some methods you have not used before. If you don’t like it, then edit > undo. I love seeing creativity and exploration!!
The sixth graders recently completed a unit on creating digital sketchnotes. They created a “how to” sketchnote which included all the elements which they learned about from our tutorials. (See earlier post if you are interested in the tutorials that we used.) The students choose between the Flipink, Sketchbook X, and Tayasui Sketches Pro apps to make their sketchnotes. Here is their work – click on an image to view it larger!
After our lesson, I was very impressed with all the students who used the sketchnote strategy while listening in chapel. Check out their work!
If you finish your sketchnote, you may make another sketchnote of your choice, draw an amazing picture with the app of your choice, or follow this video to make a selfie portrait using Sketchbook X.
Another wonderful batch of Psalm Videos created by the sixth graders using iMovie for our copyright unit. Here are some of them. (I will be adding additional videos when students make correctiions.)
Students, here are the tutorial videos for you to watch to learn about what a sketchnote is and what the parts of a sketchnote are. Please watch both videos and take sketchnotes on your worksheet as you watch them.
When you are done with these videos above and have filled in the front of your worksheet, then view the three tutorials below to view which will demonstrate the drawing apps that we are going to use for our sketchnote. Please watch at least 2 tutorials and decide which app you like better and want to use for your upcoming project. Use your iPad and a stylus to try them out while watching the tutorials and after you are finished watching them. Then practice and explore using the app you like best.