Saturday, March 3, 2012
More fun with ipads...
Yesterday I decided to let them try out Videolicious on the ipads. I divided the class into three and each period one group had the ipads. With a partner each student was able to go around the school and make a video. Now I can assure you that there weren't any academy award presentations but they certainly had a great time and we had lots of laughs watching them. Later two of the girls showed one of our teachers how to videotape her student teacher teaching!
Motion Math, Hungry Fish) you get a great idea of positive and negative numbers. You can read a book, play the piano, research for your Ancient Greek project and write up your notes. You can present projects to others easily and it's really great for working collaboratively. Thanks to sites mainly recommended on Twitter I have some amazing applications.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, based on the academy winning animated film, this interactive book is amazing. Last period Thursday we had half the reading buddies using the ipads with half the class, while the other half did their usually reading. Friday last period we switched. Needless to say they had a great time.
At one point yesterday I looked at one of the girls and asked, "Is this the craziest class you have ever been in?" and with a smile she said,"Yes!" as two of the boys piped up and said it was the best ever, that it was awesome. I think we have engagement!