This term I have been using the iPads in school to develop the pupil's speaking and listening skills. Here are a few things we have done.
If you follow me on twitter, you may have noticed a few weeks ago that I shared a video of the animation Year 3 have produced. We focussed on the Gruffalo story and they retold it using the Puppet Pals app. The children chose a character from the story, drew it and on a separate piece of paper, drew the background for it. They then added the characters and backgrounds to the Puppet Pal's library before scripting out their scenes with other children. You can see a few examples at these links here.
We exported the videos to iMovie and even added the Gruffalo soundtrack. However, there is no wifi in Year 3 so I had to film the iPads in order to share. We are now using QR codes in school and I uploaded the videos above to the box cloud app (www.box.com) where you can share a link. I attached the link to a QR Code Creator app and we then put these QR codes in our weekly newsletter for parents to view the videos on their devices. With children creating so much video and audio on the iPads, QR codes are being used more and more to share pupil work.
Years 5 and 6 have been creating journeys through time using iMovie, Garageband and the Green Screen Studio FX app to impart historical information in an entertaining way. However, amongst that we worked on their advertising skills. We used the Titan Player app to download adverts from youtube to the iPad's camera roll where we put them into iMovie, removed the sound and the pupils added the voiceovers. They also created products in Foldify app, took a screen grab and added that into iMovie to advertise. The last step was to create some background music in Garageband.
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