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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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 […]

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. […]

Google Photos Slideshow

Most elementary teachers post photos of their students regularly. Over the years there have been many services that help create slideshows. If a school is a GAFE school, and teachers are expected to not use any outside services to share photos, options for slideshows are very limited. Picasa has been a favorite at my school, […]

Screencasting Resources

As a long time Mac user my go to screencasting app is Quicktime Pro. If you are a Windows user you might want to try Windows Media Player. (Disclaimer: I’ve never used it.) I realize there are fewer options available for online tools than there were a few years ago.  Below are a few of the […]

Make Movies From Google Photos

Now that Google Photos has taken over, and Picasa has been left behind, it is time to move forward and take advantage of the new features. Photos allows you to make slideshow type movies from your photos you have uploaded to Google Photos, but there’s one catch. You can only do this using the app […]

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 […]

YouTube Editor - GAFE KL 2015

Student Examples

Resources

Set up your YouTube channel
YouTube Editor
YouTube Capture App for iOS
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