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 […]

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
Creative Commons Licenses

Beyond Laptops crowd sourced movies

 

More Student Stop Motion

I have been doing stop motion animation with students since 2011, and it has been a lot of fun. I have worked with students in several curricular areas, and also was the advisor of a stop motion club for two years. I have started a playlist (below) of a few of my favorites.

KIS EdTech Team 2014-2015

This year the KIS EdTech Team has two new members, and with that, new artwork. This year we outsourced this for the first time. We were fortunate enough to have my talented student, Melissa Rodriguez, create our “business cards” this year. Below is what I put together as our “team photo,” and then each individual […]

Final Art Movies

Below are examples of the movies students created as a part of the “Art as social action” unit. Some students focused more on the artistic process, while other more on the issue. More movies from this unit.

Photos of the project.
Other posts about this project.