Sharing Faith Using Mobile Toools

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Tablets, smartphones, cell phones, tablets, iPods, e-readers and other mobile devices are rapidly becoming part of the learning landscape. This workshop will explore how we could use these tools in faith formation of our children and families. Our focus will be on what is possible with our limited time and resources. We'll explore how we become Digital Disciples with new media learning how to evangelize with these tools.

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Sharing Faith Using Mobile Toools

  1. 1. Using Mobile Tools NorthandNorthwestMetroDeanery CatechistConference
  2. 2. Presenter: Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF President and Founder, Interactive Connections
  3. 3. Two Minute – BuZZ!!!! Consumers and advertising are going mobile. What does that mean for religious educators?
  4. 4. How can you use a Digital Camera with Students? Digital Cameras
  5. 5. How can you use a Digital Camera with students?
  6. 6. Photo Crafts: • Cards w message to parents for Christmas or Easter. • Use Mixbook to create a story of 1st Communion event, Confirmation, and . . .
  7. 7. Scavenger Hunt Camera Activities • List of items to find in your church • Use a “theme” for example: God’s creation can be done at home with parents • At home (w parents) create an Animoto video (30 seconds free)…8 to 12 photos.
  8. 8. 6th Grade Level for “Portraits” – Get to Know You • Formal & Informal Pose • Use Google Docs - Presentation
  9. 9. Google - Presentation
  10. 10. Google - Presentation
  11. 11. Day In the Life – Vocation Theme • 5th Grade and Older • Sunday with your Pastor/Parish Priests • Small groups of 2 to 4 students working together • And . . . • Photos can be printed out, or . . .
  12. 12. Pre-school: A “My Day” album A "My Day" photo album provides a personalized tool for encouraging toddler self-awareness. Let your little one take pictures of God’s world, of what he/she loves most -- squishy bugs, leaves, favorite foods, and his/her family. You can even borrow the camera and take photos of him/her going to church, going to or visiting with friends. Talk with him/her about what he or she really enjoys in God’s world and what it means to go to Church and be with his/her family.
  13. 13. Tell a Scripture Story Get their creative minds working and into story writing mode. Choose a Scripture Story. Invite them to storyboard/script 5 to 10 sections of the story with proposed images (e.g., Good Samaritan). Have students pose for photos (with/without costume). Take photos. Import photos into PowerPoint or Google Docs Presentation. Add story line above/below. Use as a PPT presentation or create a video using Animoto. Here is an example – Parable of the Sower - http://animoto.com/play/QuEY6Q0iBOCq1BYJUoM1uw
  14. 14. …ever Google or search YouTube for “2 year old with iPad”? Tablets
  15. 15. So you only have 1 Tablet!
  16. 16. Be Creative!
  17. 17. Choose the Best!
  18. 18. Catholic Calendar •Catholic Directory • Prayer 2000+ Catholic Prayers
  19. 19. Divine Office •
  20. 20. The Catholic Children’s Bible • Vatican Va • The Catholic Popes
  21. 21. 3 Minute Retreat • Sistine Chapel 3D Interactive
  22. 22. iMass Explained • USCCB Document Library
  23. 23. Notre Dame de Parish • New Pope Free Trivia – Francis I
  24. 24. Saint Calendar • God’s Ten Commandments • Saint of the Day for Kids
  25. 25. USCCB CPP Library • Follow the Cross WYD
  26. 26. Cathedrals
  27. 27. Franciscan Foundation • USCCB Alib (For USCCB members only)
  28. 28. Francis of Assisi Comic Book
  29. 29. How do you choose?
  30. 30. Prayer 2000+ by Divine Office.org
  31. 31. And who is Divine Office.org?
  32. 32. Follow the Mobile Applications review at Catholic Tech Talk - http://catholictechtalk.com/ mobile-apps/
  33. 33. Another reviewer at - http://catholicapps .com
  34. 34. How Do You Choose? • Know the Publisher • What are others saying about this app? Who are they? • What theological base is represented in the product? • What year is the content from? • Other?
  35. 35. •With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • Digital Storytelling
  36. 36. Apps for Digital Storytelling http://bit.ly/aGe2uk
  37. 37. Apps for Digital Storytelling http://bit.ly/aGe2uk
  38. 38. Digital Storytelling with Mobile Tools. EXAMPLES
  39. 39. http://animoto.com/play/cXucShd8SwwCxjxht3klUw
  40. 40. http://www.dvolver.com/live/movies-887324
  41. 41. http://animoto.com/play/0N6K2i0l8cB1ebEGg4r0kQ
  42. 42. http://animoto.com/play/QuEY6Q0iBOCq1BYJUoM1uw
  43. 43. http://prezi.com/bkh_imhyd3e8/edit/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email#6_48430689
  44. 44. Basic Digital Storytelling Steps • Choose a Scripture • Write a script/plan the storyboard • Catechist review script with student • Choose the tool(s) • Gather your images (or Photographs) • Give credit for images/photographs • Create Your Story • Share Your Story
  45. 45. http://catechesis20.org
  46. 46. Questions or Comments? • Email: c.cerveny@verizon.net • Twitter: @ccerveny • ACyberPilgrim.org • Catechesis20.org

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