Before you do the Activity, check-out the Classroom Walk-through Form, but please don't fill out the form.

You may need to download the following Apps depending on how you complete your project.
  • Sonic Pics Lite
  • Vimeo
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps

Today's Activity
Goal: To create a short 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 Albuquerque???) 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 Albuquerque 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.
  • Save images to your iPad from this link (tap and hold the image and select save)
  • Additional information about Albuquerque 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 SonicPics Lite or Vimeo and import the images 
  • Drag your images to change their order
  • Write a script that will cover all the areas mentioned 
  • Practice speaking with inflection.
  • When ready, click record to narrate the movie. As you narrate you can move to the next image and keep speaking by sliding your finger over the image from left to right.
  • When you're finished, save and preview the movie
  • Share your video, send your video to

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.
  • Click on the iBooks AppTry 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.
  • Let's try out Dragon Dictation, the free transcription software! When you're ready, start recording and watch what happens!
  • Create a cartoon using Comic Touch Lite.

Want to learn more about transferring files from the iPad to a computer?