Hollywood In Your Pocket

Video Apps That Put You In The Director’s Chair

Hollywood In Your Pocket – 21CLHK 2018 from Steve Katz

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DIY iPad Stand

This is an easy to make iPad stand that costs less than $10 and is adjustable (sort of). The idea of the DIY iPad stand came to me from the incredible Fran Hegge, who shared a Pinterest pin with me (no longer available) that was simply a photo of an iPad stand made from PVC […]

Green Screen Movie Making

I’m currently teaching “Tech Zone” in the summer program, and it gives me the opportunity to experiment with different tech tools. One of my favorites, that the children love is the Green Screen app by DoInk. It is $2.99 and worth every penny. Below are the short movies first graders made this week. It is […]

Interactive Maps

Google My Maps is a great tool for learning. Last year super teacher Karen Leese & I created a mapping assignment that helped her grade 4 students demonstrate competency in a several of the social studies standards, as they learned about Malaysia and a variety of its characteristics.

The map making instructions include a link to […]

Malaysia Infographics

I have been fortunate enough to work with superstar teacher Karen Leese on some great projects over the past year and a half. Her essential question for this project was, “Why do people move?” Her 4th graders surveyed the school community about why they moved to Malaysia. They analyzed the survey results and then created […]

Students Love Stop Motion Animation

I am excited for the opportunity to present at Deep Learning in Malaysia. I’ve made some big improvements to my Stop Motion Animation workshop, adapting it to the focus of the conference.

In the workshop we will be using the iStopMotion app. It is my favorite, and well worth the $9.99. See my review for more details. […]

Coding 2-D Shapes

The 5th grade is studying 2-D shapes, and in an effort to build a deeper understanding of how each shape is constructed, we decided to have them code various shapes using Scratch.

With the help of our math coach and the grade 5 team I developed this project guide to help the students create the shapes after […]

All You Need To Know About Stop Motion Animation

I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to give an on campus workshop on one of my favorite topics. I am using this as an excuse to put together my most complete blog post on the topic. In the workshop we will be using the iStopMotion app. It is my favorite, and well worth […]

1 Second Everyday

I am always looking for fun ways to create movies, and when Ben Summerton shared the app 1 Second Everyday, I could not resist trying it out. I decided to film clips of my winter vacation in Cambodia & Malaysia.

The app is easy to use, and finds the videos you are taking and sorts them […]

Force & Motion Movies

This is a follow up to my post about using YouTube Editor as a formative assessment and research tool in the force and motion science unit.

I was really impressed with the fourth graders’ deep thinking and understanding about concepts such as push, pull, gravity, and others. In class they discussed what these look like in […]