Mrs. Myer’s reading class created a “Readbox.” If you scan the QR code on the books they posted, you’ll see a student created video trailer. To create these videos, students first made characters and settings out of craft and art supplies. Then these used these with the iMovie app on the iPads to create their trailers.
Check out their videos below or in the hall outside their classroom!
Over the past few weeks, students in 4th grade have been writing iBooks using the app Book Creator. This app has so many features, including the ability to open finished books in the iBooks app. However, this time we took it one step farther. Students (with parent permission, of course) had the option to try and publish their finished creations to the actual iBook store. The story, Wolves Win the Game, was the first to be accepted. Check it out! Wolves Win the Game
Students in Mrs. Sharp’s and Mrs. Downey’s Math and Writing classes used Legos to practice skills! First, they created lego houses based on a STEM activity created by Mrs. Downey. They found the area and perimeter of each of the rooms in their houses, and made sure to include at least one simple machine and working light.
Then, in writing class, they created Lego video trailers using the iMovie app. I created templates for them to use here:
iMovie Trailer Script Plans
But there are many iMovie Trailer templates out there! Here’s a few more I’m considering using next time:
iMovie for iPad – Storyboard Help Sheets
iMovie for iPad Printable Storyboard Templates
Here’s what the students created. They only had one class period to write and film their trailers!
The Journey from elemitrt on Vimeo.
The Cabin from elemitrt on Vimeo.
Super Family from elemitrt on Vimeo.
Summer’s Here from elemitrt on Vimeo.
Creepy Connie from elemitrt on Vimeo.
Check Out their Final Lego Movie Blog Posts here!
After reading Wednesday is Spaghetti Day by Maryann Cocca-Leffler Mrs. McGe,e’s third graders wrote, illustrated, and recorded digital books. They used the app Book Creator. This app allowed them to add text, pictures, and audio to their books. They really did a very nice job!
We have found that using “offices” when recording helps minimize background noise. It’s like a mini sound booth.
There are two versions of each book: epub and pdf. The epub can be downloaded and read in iBooks (on an iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch) or any other ebook reader. The pdf can be downloaded on a computer and printed. Check them out below!
View All Mrs. McGee’s Digital Books Here