The goal of today’s workshop is to introduce you to iOS (iPad & iPhone) and Android applications that you and your students can use to create images, drawings, audio recordings, and videos. By the end of today’s workshop we will have created at least six products to share with others. Those six products are;
1. A media collage.
2. One-take audio and or video report.
3. A fiction or non-fiction narrative.
4. A “flipped” lesson video.
5. Augmented reality layer.
6. A place to share your work quickly and easily.
*Planning questions to ask yourself.
-What do you want students to demonstrate?
-Knowledge of process?
-Knowledge of content?
-Skills in writing, research, editing, assembling?
-How much time can you allot to this project?
-What are your skills? (Tip do the project yourself from scratch)
-What are your students’ skills?
-What kind of equipment do you have at your disposal? How often can you access that equipment?
*Assessing the student video project: pre-production.
-See “what do you want students to demonstrate?”
-Require students to outline project goals before searching for or creating media to use in the project.
-Approve the outline yourself.
-Require students to write a script and submit it to you before they start using the production tools. This gives them a focus which in turn leads to less time wasted.
*Assessing the student video project: post-production.
-Did students demonstrate what they said they would in their outlines and scripts?
-Did students demonstrate what you wanted them to demonstrate?
-Was the final product engaging?
-Audience evaluation sheets.
-Did the audience (classmates) learn something from the final product?
My Name Is Michael – A student video created with iMovie
The Black Death in 90 Seconds – A “flipped lesson” created with iMovie
Part 1 – Visual Storytelling
- What does teaching and learning look like to you?
- Create a simple visual story to represent what a good teaching and learning environment looks like to you. Use one of the following tools to create your visual story:
- Haiku Deck – Available for iPad and as a web app.
- ThingLink – Available for iPad, Android, and web.
- Storehouse – Available for iPad only.
- PicCollage – Available for iPad and Android tablets.
- Canva – Available as a website
- PicMonkey – Available as a website (no registration required)
- StoryBoardThat – Comic creation tool available as a website and is iPad/Android-friendly.
- Make Beliefs Comix – iPad app.
Part 2 – Video Stories
- Assignment #1 – Create a short, one-take video. This could be an “about me” video or a video about something you are observing.
- YouTube capture for iOS and Android is the easiest option to use for this assignment.
- Assignment #2 – Create a video to teach a short lesson. Your lesson does not have to be instructional (how to, “just the facts”) in nature. It could be a lesson about treating others with respect, think about the lesson in My Name Is Michael.Use one of the following tools to create your lesson.
- Assignment #3 – Audio slideshow videos.
- Animoto – iOS & Android
- Shadow Puppet Edi – iOS
- VideoStar – iOS
- Magisto – iOS & Android
- iMovie – iOS only.
Part 3 – Audio Stories
- Assignment – Conduct and record an audio interview.
- AudioBoom – Android, iOS, Web
- Clyp.it – Android & iOS
- Garage Band – iOS only
- AudioCopy – iOS only
- SoundCloud – iOS, Android, Web
- Morfo -iOS
- Chatterpix – iOS
Part 4 – Augmented Reality
- Assignment – create an augmented reality layer with Aurasma for iOS or Android.
Part 5 – Putting It All Together
- Assignment – Create a place for you and your students to share examples of their media projects.
- Tackk – Available for Android & iOS
- Blogger – Available for Android & iOS
- Padlet – web-based, but works well in iOS and Android browsers.
Media Storage Options
Photo Assignment Generator – iPad
Aviary – iOS & Android
Pixlr – iOS & Android
Skitch – iOS & Android
PicSay – Android
BeFunky – iOS & Android
XnSktch – iOS
Pic Collage – Android & iOS
123D Catch – iOS
PicView – iOS
Audio Recording Apps
SoundCloud – iOS & Android
Video Editing Apps
Whiteboard & Flipped Classroom Style Videos
Explain Everything – iOS & Android
Clarisketch – Android
Cartoons and Comic Strips
Aurasma – iOS & Android