On February 20, 2016 I blogged for the first time on the S1 product from ShoulderPod. I have always been asked to create videos telling various stories from our high school.
My iPhone is the best camera I own, and today I was able to add R2 The Pocket Rig to my video tool kit! Please VIEW THE IMAGES as I UNBOX (each image has information that describes the contents) the product and consider watching the video with the assembled product!
The R2 product is fantastic, and I highly recommend it!
Something a little different today (and possibly next week if we don't get through the material)!
I sent a form out to staff asking for technology integration questions of which I would provide the answer! I didn't provide the link only an image below as I required log in from district.
I created a presentation that we will discuss during lunch! Great Questions, Helpful Solutions!
In the past, one printed article was handed to the students for a "response journal" in Communication in Writing class. Students read the exact, single article that was given to them from the teacher. Reflect and apply it to their life and the assignment was complete.
With the implementation of Flipboard we accomplished two objects:
Introduce students to a tool (Flipboard) that can provide quality written and visual resources to get them interested in topics they love.
Create a quality magazine developed by the teachers that centers on articles based on Communicating in the Workplace.
Introducing Flipboard reminds of the times in elementary school that we
used Play-Doh. The teacher always let us "create whatever we wanted" for about 10-15 minutes and then it was time to develop a clear product based on teacher direction. The way Flipboard sets up their "Get Started" page on a mobile device sucks users in because the students get to choose the topics they love. As soon as they are done choosing topics based on their interests, Flipboard immediately populates riveting articles and resources to view and read.
Even the most reluctant students get sucked into the greatness of Flipboard.
Today, Mr. Jeff Braun came into my office with enthusiasm and stated how he used Notability at a track and field clinic over the weekend. He said, "When the clinic showed the PDF version of the clinic notes, I said 'Hey, I could put that into Notability!'"
He shared with me his clinic notes. The presenters notes are completely annotated with Coach Braun's notes!
Mrs. Moseng learned about Adobe Spark Pages during a recent Lunch N' Learn. She decided to use the iPad app, Adobe Spark Pages, as the tool for the students to create something that would help Mrs. Moseng know more about the students.
I'm so pumped about being able to share and teach one of my favorite creation tools to students today!
We will be utilizing it in two stages. To begin, students will create an "Album Cover" that will represent them and something they love! This will give them the opportunity to play with all of the elements in Canva. (Sort of like the five minute free time with the Play Doh in elementary school) After that, students in Marketing Principles will create their marketing poster using Canva!