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More Real Student iBook Authors!

More books by Fourth Graders have been published in the iBooks store!  These were written by Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Downey’s classes. Check them out!

Buttercup goes to school

Buttercup Goes to School by IceLordvader 693

 

Turtles Ice Cream

The Turtle’s Ice Cream by Katelyn

 

Panda Playing Softball

Panda Playing Softball by Faith

 

Fluffy the Fearless Dog

Fluffy the Fearless Dog by Watermelon

 

The Coolest Friend Ever

The Coolest Friend Ever by Aaron

 

The Purple Guinea Pig

The Purple Guinea Pig by Cheesecake123

Posted in 21st Century Learning, digital storytelling, English, iPad, Reading, Roanoke County Schools, Writing

Authors at Oak Grove

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

wolves

Posted in 21st Century Learning, Blogs and Blogging, digital storytelling, English, iPad, Lessons, Math, Projects, Roanoke County Schools, Science, STEM, Video, Writing

Lego iMovie Trailers

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.

Lego Houses:

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!

Lego 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!

Posted in English, Projects, Reading, Roanoke County Schools, Writing

Famous American Glogs

Mrs. Bralley’s Third Grade Reading Classes have been learning about Famous People. They’ve read stories, explored interactive iPad apps, researched, made story cubes, and even created their own Glogs on Glogster EDU.

They are very proud of their work. Check out a few of Glogster posters below or check them all out in the class Glog Book.

http://edu.glogengine.com/view/my5nDkQbX0geusPRHTRd:6k2gnafgmb2qv1vvok3brk3http://edu.glogengine.com/view/k5TvW6994PX9w6ORUcG0:6k2h0p61uucuknlg6s8sbuhhttp://edu.glogengine.com/view/ZZ2fQGSWuliTBdG5BaH0:6k2gncoiv7qnnl9srtg8a8dhttp://edu.glogengine.com/view/68qxwIftfWR2gRMOtntK:6k2gncqomu9rn95d0puktfl

Posted in 21st Century Learning, iPad, QR Codes, Roanoke County Schools, Writing

Kindergarten Mother’s Day Stories

Students in Mrs. Clapper’s Kindergarten Class created Digital Stories with the Story Kit app about their moms for Mother’s Day! They have pictures, text, and sound. Students did all the work themselves, starting with the “selfie” they took using the camera app.  Click on their selfies below to interact a few examples below.  If you see a sound button, turn up your volume and click it to hear their voices!

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During the class’ Mother’s Day Tea, moms will receive a handmade card with a QR code on it that links to their child’s story!  How fun!