Posts tagged Video
This is a student post by Jenelle and Elaina.
We learned about the new app, Educreations. It lets you make a screencast while you draw on the screen. We want to show you how to reduce fractions before multiplying. We think this is a good strategy to use.
We hope you enjoy learning how to reduce before you multiply fractions!
Have you used Educreations or made a screencast before?
What would you make a screencast about?
This is a student post by Nathan, Jacob, and Nolan.
We are going to show you how to draw an airplane. The illustration is accompanied by a rap with the step by step directions. We learned how to increase the speed of a video using Windows Movie Maker. We also remixed music using UJAM.
Have you ever created a rap before? If not, what would your rap be about?
Tell us about your favorite thing to draw.
What is your favorite place to create music?
Mrs. Moore went to an awesome education conference this past weekend called, EdCamp Detroit. It was full of amazing Michigan educators who love helping students learn! We had many great conversations and shared a whole bunch of cool ideas. When I told Mr. Medvinsky we were creating How-To videos, he shared a cool app with me called, SnapGuide. Guess what? I loved it and couldn’t wait to share it in class!
We jumped right in and made our first guide. Take a look at what our 1st graders created. Each photo is captioned and there are even videos at the end.
Have you used SnapGuide before?
How do you think you could use this tool?
Here are a few more of our class’ first How-To Videos. There are many things we have learned through the making of these videos. We hope to build on these skills and make improvements.
The Distributive Property
Our music was remixed using the awesome website, UJAM!
Watch for us to share more about this great website in the future.
What strategies do you use when preparing to make a movie?
Do you have suggestions for how we can improve our videos?
Our classes are talking about making “How-To” videos.
How-To Videos would give step by step directions for how to complete a task. The younger Techie Kids are thinking about time order words such as First, Next, and Last. They are also practicing following directions.
The older Techie Kids are considering storyboarding and how to create videos using tools like Photo Story 3 and Windows Movie Maker. Both of these tools are Free.
Here are our first 2 attempts at making a plan and filming our idea.
Our first video features Lauren as she shows us how-to draw a cartoon panda.
Next, we would like to share how-to find the area of a right triangle.
We are hoping to share more how-to videos soon. Thanks for watching!
What other how-to videos should we create next?
What tips or strategies could you share with us about making a quality video?
Do you have any storyboarding websites that you would recommend?
What how-to videos have you created?
This is a student post by Emily and Claire for Mr. Mannell (and a short video for all of our readers!)
We are so thankful for the video you sent us! The student performers did a great job! We can tell they had practiced.
The costumes were magnificent. We loved the way they portrayed their characters. We noticed their feet were pointed and this showed their marvelous technique. We liked how they expressed their character. This interpretation seemed less traditional and formal than other ballets we’ve seen. It made the story more unique and interesting. We also have to applaud the choreographer for being able to pull it all together in a beautiful production.
As part of our thank you, we would like to share a little bit of ballet foundation with our readers. Please enjoy our short video of ballet’s basic feet technique.
What did you think of how we explained the basic feet positions?
Could you share a story about dancing with us?
Do you have any questions about ballet?
We love to read. So, of course, we are excited about March is Reading Month!
Our schools have many fun activities planned this month like read a cereal box day, read- a shirt day, flashlight reading, and special guest mystery readers. We explore the different reading genres in our classrooms. Our students know that we all enjoy different books. Knowing the genres helps us decide which kind of story we’d like to read next.
Here is a video last year’s Techie Kids created to help others learn about genres.
THE GENRE SONG
In our technology lab, we also explore many websites that share stories with some combination of text, audio, or video.
Here are some of our favorite reading sites.
ONLINE STORIES SQWORL
(Currently 50 links)
This is a Reading Sqworl made just for my 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
MIDDLE SCHOOL READING
Tell us about your favorite book and why you like it.
What is your favorite genre?
Can you tell us how your school celebrates reading?
Do you know of any other great reading websites to share?
The Techie Kids have been working hard in our computer lab. We’ve learned about Internet Safety, avatars, digital footprints, keyboarding, word processing, presentations, animations, spreadsheets, research skills, images, and citations. Whew, that’s not bad for only 40 minutes once per week!
We are finally ready to begin blogging!
Last week, we discussed some of the features of our blog. This week, we will get to leave our first blog comment. Let’s look at the Quality Commenting poster shared with us by Miss Jordan from 4KM & 4KJ in Australia.
Now let’s go straight to some blogging experts to see what they recommend for leaving a quality comment. After you watch them, go ahead, give it a try!
How to Compose a Quality Comment
By Mrs. Yollis’ Third Grade
How to Comment
By Mr. Salsich
How to Comment
By Mrs. Morris
How do you feel about learning to blog?
What do you think was the most important advice to remember when leaving a quality comment?