Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach
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Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach
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Using iPad Stop Animation within Primary Education

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I have mentioned in previous blog posts that my favourite education app is the Camera app. Any app that then talks to the camera app makes it a more powerful and widely used app. One of my favourite examples of this is I Can Animate. It allows pupils or teachers to take a series of photos and then the app plays the photos as a video.

Firstly this can be used to inspire creativity as pupils can make inanimate objects move, such as Lego and plasticine by making subtle movements for each photo. What's nice about this app is it keeps an 'Onion skin' image each time so pupils can see where the previous photo was when lining the camera up.

At school we have used I Can Animate more for science than any other subject as we are able to capture processes. Here are a few ideas:
Take a photo each day of a seed growing and then watch the seed grow as a video. Videos of seeds growing in different conditions can be played side by side using the Split screen feature in iMovie app.
2. Take a photo every 5 minutes of different materials absorbing water. I Can Animate also includes a time lapse feature where it will automatically take photos at intervals predetermined by the user.
3. Using the the time lapse feature, capture a shadow moving across the playground.
4. Put a bird feeder outside the classroom window and record animals visiting. This video can then be used for data handling.
5. Record the weather outside the window. I can animate include a speed tool so you can condense longer videos.

Most of the time we only have one iPad in the classroom so the teacher can share the videos with pupils as a shared resource in Dropbox or Showbie.


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Check out these great uses of stop motion video for Science classes. I truly enjoy  Stop motion video lessons as it provides  wonderful analytical problem solving situations for students.  When I conduct digital storytelling lessons, students display their critical thinking skills more often for me when using stop motion video, especially when using Legos. 

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Vera Weber's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:07 PM

Awesome ideas for Science!  Thank you so much!

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50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education - Edudemic

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education - Edudemic | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance.

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Trip Hawkins' new game focuses on social emotional learning

Trip Hawkins' new game focuses on social emotional learning | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts and EA Sports, is turning his attention to social emotional learning with a new game to help 6- to 12-year-olds develop social skills that can help prevent bullying and help build better relationships...


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Reg Corney's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:54 PM

This is such a great idea. Trip has made his money in the gaming industry and now turns his focus to emotional learning. Great work

Dana Eckhoff's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:21 PM

Excited to see what the huddled masses at EA can do when turned loose on a game for good.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:08 AM

Finally, found one for the little ones!