Archive for November 16, 2019

4th Grade Book Snap Video Tutorials

Watch these videos to help you with each part of this project:

4th Grade Thanksgiving Raps with Apps

The fourth graders recently created thanksgiving “Raps with Apps” on the iPads. They began using the Smart Drums feature in GarageBand app to develop a pattern of beats. Then they wrote their rap to go along to the beats. Then they used a second iPad and used the Voice Memos app to record their rap with the beats playing in the background. The final step was to email their completed file to Miss Bosch.

Students had a lot of fun and did a great job being creative with music tools while praising God. I have posted some examples of their raps. (Note: not all students completed completed and/or emailed their raps to Miss Bosch, so are missing. A few were emailed without names and were not posted.)

I am working on adding the raps. More are coming.

Selah and Imani Rap
Baron and Cory Rap
Reagan and Carrington Rap
Qarli and Nyla Rap
Aiden and Jeremy Rap
Kyla and Lucia Rap
Antwon Rap
Bennett and Matthew Rap
Daniel and Teefy Rap
Isaac and Donovan Rap
Jaydyn and Nailah Rap
Jude and Eddie Rap
Langston and Matthew Rap
Lawrence and Mehki Rap
Lewis and Luke Rap
Liam Rap
London G and Kristy Rap
Paris Rap
Selena and Anna Rap

KidPix Funny Leaf People 2019

Here come the funny leaf people! In this KidPix lesson, the first graders learned to create and type their name in a text box. Then they followed 4 steps to decorate their leaf person using stamps, flipped stamps, lines, and paintbrush tools! Here is a gallery sharing all of their leaf people! Click on a picture to see a larger view. (Note: a few students were absent last Tuesday when we made these pictures, so they won’t have a picture.)

Note to teachers: Although we did this in KidPix, this would work great in Pages or Keynote on an iPad. Students could photograph a leaf, then use the drawing tools and shapes to decorate!

3rd Grade Multiplication Array Cities with Keynote 2019

Recently, the third graders have been learning about multiplication arrays.  Mrs. Parris and Mrs. Archer brought their classes into the computer lab to design an “Array City” with “buildings” that represented multiplication problems.

We used Keynote on our Mac Mini computers to make our pictures (although this lesson would also work on iPads). I used April Requard’s iTunes U Course: Array City in Keynote for inspiration. I simplified the lesson by using tables to make our buildings. Students learned how to adjust the sizing of the tables to match the multiplication problem they were representing. They added text boxes to write the problems by each building. Then they used the formatting tools to change the line and the fill colors for each building. Finally, they took advantage of all the new shapes in Keynote to add roofs and decorations to their buildings.

Here is a gallery showing all the Array Cities. Click on the image to see a larger view.