Do you remember (older people) the Silhouette Blends from Electric Company? Two people framed the screen with their silhouetted profiles contributing parts of words to make one word together. The sounds they formed came on the screen as if from their lips. It was a fascinating way to hear and see words form. Here are some examples below.
iPads help students demonstrate learning in dynamic ways. Learn about transparency as students animate a ghost over a photo, practice vocabulary by speaking through artwork, observe reflection with a custom hologram, and assess rotational symmetry by rotating designs digitally. Let's fill your STEAM toolbox with creative ideas to teach anything.
I put some of my many many ideas in a thinglink so you could explore my resources by finding the link when you mouse over the images below.
All of my ideas are on my SMORE page.
I presented and attended conference sessions at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL where Jennifer encouraged us model digital leaders on social media, Carrie challenged us to gamify our classroom, Leah showed us how sketchnoting helps students with visual processing, and the authors of #nowclassrooms explain how we can move from Novice to Operational to WOW technology integration.
Dryden entered three movies in the latest NextVista.org student video contest. Two of them were chosen as finalists. One, Paper Cut Magic was chosen as a finalist in the collaboration category (Congrats Sofia and Lindsay!) Below is the shortened version of their story, Strange Magic. You can view the whole version and my post about it here.
The other finalists, Make it then Move it Animated GIFs, was made by me and submitted to the teacher category. You can view it below and see the post about the lesson here.
The third movie must have been submitted improperly. I meant to submit it into the collaboration category since it was made with Mr. Sobota's whole class of 4th graders. It will not be in the running for a prize, but was awarded an honorable mention. Learn more about his super cool all class lip sync rotoscope animation project from my post.
One thing that might be fun to do is watch each video in each category (collaboration and teacher) with the rubric in mind. Give the movies a score based on the criteria and predict who you think will score the most post.
FYI: Our movies earned the bonus 2pts for entering early. However, we don't have a way of knowing if the other movies earned it as well.
Results: are here
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We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
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