All administrators need to do observations of classrooms, model programs, and other events. Check-out the Classroom Walk-through Form that is used by a principal in Fullerton School District. For more information on designing Classroom Walk-throughs with Google Forms, here's some additional information on the 21st Century Walkthrough.
Goal: To create a short presentation/video as if you were traveling across the country to as a reporter for your local newspaper. Your task as this news reporter is to interview various people from a new town (perhaps Riverside???) and find three interesting facts about the area to report. This can take place in the past (farming in the 1800's), present, or future (a vision of what you think Riversi might be in 20 years?). Take on the persona of a "character" you might know, or even a local celebrity! (Note please limit your project to 3-5 minutes).
Ready? Follow the steps below.
- To save images to your iPad, tap and hold the image and select save
- Additional information about Riverside can be found on its Wikipedia Page. Don't forget you can use Google Earth or Google Maps to make your own custom Screenshots!
- Find your saved images in your Photos
- Open up the Storyrobe application and import the images (use at least three)
- Drag your images up and down to change their order
- Write a script that will cover all the areas mentioned
- Practice speaking with inflection.
- When ready, click record to narrate your project. As you narrate, be sure to tap on the "next image" button to go to the next image you will be showing.
- When you're finished, save and preview your work.
- Rename and share your video. Send your completed project to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finished with your movie?
It's always good to review what we've learned. Use Puppet Pals to highlight your takeaways from today. Use at least two characters and at least two settings.
Remember High School Algebra? (No worries, it's only plotting points... no formulas!)
No problem with the math? <- See the joke there?
- Click on the iBooks App. Try out a sample book or download something else, select a word within the book you chose, tap and hold, and explore the options (dictionary, note, highlight, etc). You can even open emailed PDF's in iBooks for a great way to organize documents. Can't find the book you want? There are over 33,000 free books at Project Gutenberg. Be sure to download the ePub format.
- Let's try out Dragon Dictation, the free transcription software! When you're ready, start recording and watch what happens!
- If we have time, we'll walk through how to download the white paper on iPhone App Use in Higher Ed from GetYaLearnOn.com and use the GoodReader App to read it.
Want to learn more about transferring files from the iPad to a computer?