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Easy iPad Projects for Elementary Students


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This presentation shares project examples, app suggestions, and management tips for creatively and effectively using iPads as a part of the Elementary Classroom.

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Easy iPad Projects for Elementary Students

  1. 1. Easy Creative iPad Projects for Elementary Students Karen Bosch! ! ! K - 8 Technology Instruction Southfield Christian School Southfield, Michigan ! Discovery Star Educator
  2. 2. About our iPads Southfield Christian School High School - one to one iPads" ! Elementary School - shared set of 27 iPads" ! Middle School - shared cart " ! Also have a set of 13 iPod touch devices (some project examples done on iPods)"
  3. 3. Presentation Resource Link: ! Karen Bosch Twitter: @karlyb
  4. 4. iPad Multimedia Tools! all in one solution! Photography ! Drawing ! Audio ! Video ! Internet for Research ! Text
  5. 5. Why iPads for Elementary Projects? Creativity ! Collaboration ! Publication ! !
  6. 6. iPads and Common Core Use a variety of digital tools ! to produce and publish writing ! including with collaboration with peers ! with multimedia components (graphics, sound, video) in presentations
  7. 7. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Photography Ideas ‣Literacy: colors, shapes, ABCs, vocabulary words! ! ‣Writing: sequence, creative writing! ! ‣Science: experiments, simple machines, clouds, weather, leaves! ! ‣Math: real life problem solving! ! ‣Social Studies: field trips to locations, community! ! ‣World Languages: vocabulary
  8. 8. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Document Learning with Photography ‣First grade students built words in centers and photographed.! ! ‣Screen shots of game scores.! ! ‣From teachers Suzanne Swanson, Meredith Palmer, and Judy Wilson.
  9. 9. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Outdoor Photography ‣Use pictures as part of science or creative writing projects! ! ‣ Work with! partners
  10. 10. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Field Trips ‣Students at the state capitol building in Lansing! ! ‣Use the pictures in your blog, photobooks, narrated slideshows, comics! !
  11. 11. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Photo Cams ‣Photo Booth (comes on iPad)! ! ‣OrangeCam (free)! ! ‣CamWow (free) ! ! ‣WeCam (free)! ! ‣AR Magic Mirror (free)!
  12. 12. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS CamWow ‣Creative expression - preschoolers! ! ‣Andy Warhol style pop art photo wall! ! ‣Use for creative writing! Open House!!
  13. 13. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS iStrips (free) ‣Yearbook group photos! ! ‣Save to camera option helpful!! ! ‣Contains ads (some might not be appropriate for students)! ClassicBooth (paid)! ‣Photos of students with projects! ! ‣We used a free version (no longer available)!
  14. 14. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Dr. Seuss Camera ‣from Jennifer Vowles PreK! (paid)
  15. 15. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Musical Slideshows ‣Use this app to combine images and video clips into a movie with music and cool effects.! ! ‣Direct upload online to Animoto site or download ! to camera roll.! ! ‣Free full featured account for educators!! Animoto (free)
  16. 16. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Photography with Text ‣Labelbox (free)! ! ‣Labels (free)! ! ‣Phonto (free)! ! ‣A+ Signature (free)! ! ‣Skitch ! (free)! ‣Phoster (paid)! !
  17. 17. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Balloon Stickies Plus ! ‣Add cartoon balloons to an individual photo! ! ‣Variety of styles, colors, fonts! ! ‣Email or save to camera roll! ! ‣Ads in free version! ! ‣From Nicole Nesbitt’s second grade
  18. 18. Fall Poems PHOTOGRAPHY APPS using Phonto app ‣4th graders combine their photography with poetry (step by step directions at blog link using Snapguide)! ! ‣Ideas: adjectives, poetry, science experiments
  19. 19. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Illustrate Concepts ! ‣Use apps like Skitch or Doodle Buddy to annotate photos! ! ‣From second grade teacher Ruth Bennefield
  20. 20. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS New Year Goals using LabelBox app ‣Use front facing camera! ! ‣Ideas: descriptions, vocabulary, parts of speech, poetry, science experiments! ! ‣4th grade
  21. 21. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Photo Collage Apps ‣PicStitch (free)! ! ‣Pic Collage (free)! ! ‣PolyFrame (paid)! ! ‣Layout (paid)! !! ‣Shape Collage (paid)! !
  22. 22. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Using Photo Collage Apps ‣Sequence/directions! ! ‣Field Trips! ! ‣Science Experiments! ! ‣Class activities! ! ‣Topic Posters: ! download pictures from internet! using Safari app
  23. 23. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Color Collages using Polyframe (paid) ‣Kindergarten - worked with a partner! ! ‣Polyframe lets you take photos in app and add text
  24. 24. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Pic Collage (free) ! • Digital Posters! ! • Search for photos for project in app ! • Add text and backgrounds ! • Save to camera roll ! • Example - Thank you notes, Mark Steer’s second graders
  25. 25. GRAPHIC TEXT APPS Pic Collage - Reports ! • Reports - famous African Americans, Africa, Bats, Climate ! • Searched for images in app ! • Examples - Nicole Nesbitt’s and Ruth Bennefield’s 2nd grades, Denise Bourque’s 4th grade, Gwen Sullivan’s 8th grade
  26. 26. GRAPHIC TEXT APPS Pic Collage (parts of speech) ! • Fall adjectives and pictures ! • Example - Sheri Veldman’s 3rd grade
  27. 27. Pic Collage ! • Singular/Plural ! • Example - Nicole Nesbitt’s 2nd grade GRAPHIC TEXT APPS
  28. 28. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Pic Collage - Literacy ! • Picture drawn with Hello Crayons app ! • Kindergarteners worked with 5th grade buddies to write the stories ! • from Jan Tetirick’s class
  29. 29. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Pic Collage (free) ! • Vocabulary ! • Definition, synonym, antonym, part or speech, example sentence ! • Searched in app for photo or drew a picture ! • Example - Carrie Fair’s Fifth Grade
  30. 30. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Pic Collage (free) ! • Fifth grade Common Core Exemplar: Sentences with correlative conjunctions ! • Example - Carrie Fair’s Fifth Grade
  31. 31. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Pic Collage (free) ! • Create a Quarter ! • Use camera in app to photograph their quarter drawing ! • Search for photos for project in app ! • Add text description ! • Example - Nicole Nesbitt’s 2nd grade
  32. 32. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Photo Art Generators ! • Face on Coin Booth (free) ! • Face on Stamp Booth (free) ! • Wanted Poster Pro (paid) ! • Example - Nicole Nesbitt’s 2nd grade
  33. 33. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Trading Cards ! • Famous African Americans ! • Print and fold ! • from 5th grade teacher Crystal Voytal ! • Note: somewhat inflexible template (free)
  34. 34. MANAGEMENT/HINTS How to Print or Transfer Projects ‣Save projects as photo/video to camera roll.! ! ‣Email projects.! ! ‣Use cord to sync photos/video to computer.! ! ‣Turn on Photostream, photos/video go directly to iPhoto.! ! ‣Printing via wifi from iPad photo roll prints 4 x 6 size.!
  35. 35. MANAGEMENT/HINTS Apps to Transfer Projects ! ‣Upload to a Dropbox account. (Other online storage options: Google Drive, Copy, Box)! ! ‣Use transfer apps - Photo Transfer and Photosync apps.!
  36. 36. IMAGE NARRATION Narrated Slideshows Sonic Pics Pixntell (paid) (free/$paid for EDU version) 30 Hands (free) Lets you redo audio recordings! Explain Everything (paid)
  37. 37. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS 30 Hands (free) • Example - PreK talks about their Seuss pictures
  38. 38. DRAWING APPS Favorite Drawing Apps ‣Drawing Box (free/paid for full version)! ! ‣Drawing Pad (paid) - text!! ! ‣Doodle Buddy (free) - also add text!! ! ‣WowPaint (free) - simple!! ! ‣Hello Crayons (free) - great for early elementary!
  39. 39. DRAWING APPS Draw a Picture that Begins with a .......! (art and literacy)# ! ! Hello Crayons app! ! • Simple drawing apps - draw with crayons, marker, paint, pencils • Includes a paint bucket fill option • Can open and save images from and to camera roll • Shop includes additional in app features and coloring pages for purchase
  40. 40. DRAWING APPS All About Bats! Hello Crayons app! ! • Kindergarteners drew picture of a happy bat after field trip to Cranbrook Science Center. ! • No option to add text, saved to camera roll and opened in A+Signature to add their name. ! • Use in narrated slideshow using 30 Hands or Explain Everything apps
  41. 41. DRAWING APPS WowPaint (free)! ! Students use the app to replicate art class projects cardinal project
  42. 42. African Sunsets! ! Drawing Box Free (free)!
  43. 43. DRAWING APPS Drawing Pad (Paid) ‣Excellent set of realistic looking drawing tools, intuitive! ‣Clipart collection! ‣Includes text!!
  44. 44. DRAWING APPS Doodle Buddy (free) Combine photo, drawing, and text to illustrate a concept.
  45. 45. DRAWING APPS TypeDrawing (paid) ‣Second grade students create an outdoor picture using words.! ! ‣Combines art and literacy.
  46. 46. DRAWING APPS Faces I Make (paid) Food Faces - ! ! Kindergarteners create fun faces as part of a health unit.
  47. 47. DRAWING APPS Faces I Make (paid) Words that Begin With..! ! Kindergarteners
  48. 48. DRAWING APPS Digital Slates ‣Chalkboard (free)! ! ‣Glow Paint (free)! ! ! ! ! !
  49. 49. DRAWING APPS Christmas Generator apps ! ! ! ! (ALL FREE!) • Christmas Tree Maker PRO ! • Make a Snowman • Christmas Cookie Maker ! • Gingerbread House Maker! ! • Happy Snowflake • Paper Snow • My Flake ! • Mandalas FREE
  50. 50. MANAGEMENT/HINTS WordPress ‣ Blogging app lets you take photos/images from your camera roll on your iPad and directly upload them to your blog - huge time saver!! ! ‣Let students photograph and blog class activities!
  51. 51. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER APPS GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS ‣Popplet ! (free/paid for full version) ! ‣Inspiration ! (free/paid for full version) ! ‣Corkulous (free/paid for full version) ! ‣Grafio (free/paid for full version)
  52. 52. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER APPS New Year’s Goals with Popplet ‣Photo with front facing camera! ! ‣Simple tools! ! ‣By fourth graders! ! ‣Use with book covers, book characters, science concepts!
  53. 53. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER APPS Food Chains with Popplet ‣Images downloaded from internet using Safari! ! ‣By third graders
  54. 54. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER APPS Note Taking ‣Watched Discovery Streaming Atlas videos on Africa on computer! ‣Took notes using Corkulous and Inspiration Lite apps!
  55. 55. VIDEO APPS Discovery Education Mobile Site http://
  56. 56. DRAWING APPS Screencasting apps ‣Show Me (free)! ! ‣Screen Chomp (free)! ! ‣Explain Everything (paid)! Has many features not available in free apps! ! ‣Educreations (free) - in app search for images! ! ‣Knowmia/Teach (free) - in app search for images! ! !
  57. 57. DRAWING APPS Show Me Math Tutorials ‣Fifth grade students created as review for MAP testing! ! ‣Free account! ! ‣Publishes directly to ShowMe website! ! ‣Common Core: explain your thinking!!
  58. 58. AUDIO APPS Favorite Audio apps ‣AudioMemos SE (free) ! ‣iTalk Recorder (free)! ! ‣Audioboo (free) ! ‣Songify (paid) ! ‣GarageBand ( ! ! free on new iOS devices )
  59. 59. AUDIO APPS AudioMemos SE iTalk Recorder ! (free) (free) ‣Fluency/Vocabulary! ! ‣Reader’s Theater! ! ‣Create/record commercials - National Parks! ! ‣Recordings for band teacher (Jon Busch)! ! ‣Mail/transfer recordings to teacher!
  60. 60. IMAGE NARRATION Fotobabble ‣Snap a photo and record a one minute audio description.! ! ‣Instantly upload online to free Fotobabble account, simple publication!! ! ‣Easy for kids to use. ! ! ‣Students reflect on their artwork (free)!
  61. 61. Message Posters! ‣Pic Collage + Fotobabble! ! ‣Students record explanation, commercial, or rap explaining their poster! ! ‣Picture and audio published to web!! ! ‣Link to example IMAGE NARRATION
  62. 62. Songify AUDIO APPS (paid) ‣Turns talking into a song or a rap! Easy and fast! ! ‣Comes with 3 song styles for free, additional styles for purchase ! ‣Note: can block public published areas ! ‣Example: Computer Lab Rules ! ‣Fun way to review
  63. 63. AUDIO APPS Audioboo (free) ‣Easy way to publish audio files directly to the web, files can be embedded on a blog! ! ‣Free account!! ! ‣Record files up to 3 minutes long! ! Record students! talking about what! they learned - top ten list! style!!
  64. 64. QR Code Listening Galleries with Audioboo and Scan (free) ! ‣Pink Pigs (Kindergarten) AUDIO APPS
  65. 65. AUDIO APPS QR Code Listening Galleries ! ‣Superheros (4th grade)! ! Link to webpage with directions on how to create the QR Codes with Audioboo app ! !
  66. 66. AUDIO APPS Audioboo QR Codes ! ! ‣Create account for class! ! ‣Go to your Audioboo account online! ! ‣Click QR code at towards bottom left! !
  67. 67. AUDIO APPS Audioboo QR Codes ! ! ‣Generates code! ! ‣Print in large (full page) or small (good size for corner of project)! !
  68. 68. AUDIO APPS Audioboo in iTunes! ! ! ‣Click iTunes - will open files as a podcast in iTunes!! ! ‣Can download the files for other uses!! !
  69. 69. AUDIO APPS Audioboo Book Reports (free) ‣Second grade book reports from Nicole Nesbitt! ! ‣Snap photo of book cover (or student artwork/project)! ! ‣Record audio! ! ‣Link to example! Add Audioboo to projects that you already do!
  70. 70. AUDIO APPS Election Posters with QR Code Speeches ! ‣Fifth grade students made election posters and recorded a related speech using AudioBoo which was linked to QR code.! ! ‣From Crystal Voytal! ! !
  71. 71. AUDIO APPS GrandParents Day ! ‣from 2nd grade -QR Code Books teacher Nicole Nesbitt! ! ‣Used Audioboo to record/publish audio
  72. 72. Body System Tours with QR Codes ! AUDIO APPS ‣from 5th grade teacher Crystal Voytal! ! ‣Link to example of audio!
  73. 73. AUDIO APPS Poetry with QR Codes ! ‣from 4th grade teacher Maria Long! ! ‣Photo + Drawing App + Audioboo + QR Code! !
  74. 74. VIDEO APPS Favorite Video apps ‣Splice (free/paid) ! ‣iMovie (paid) ! ‣Vintagio (paid) ! ! ! ! !
  75. 75. VIDEO APPS Video Camera Hints ‣Use horizontally, like the shape of a TV screen!! ! ‣Take short clips of students in action, edit into a simple video at night while watching TV.! ! ‣Assign students to take videos of class activities.!
  76. 76. VIDEO APPS Splice (free/additional features for purchase) ‣Easy and fast app to edit multiple video clips and images together! ! ‣Add simple titles, transitions, record audio, and add music! ! ‣Free version contains ads! ! ‣Export projects to camera roll! ! !
  77. 77. VIDEO APPS Splice (example) ‣Have students film and edit a class activity link to video
  78. 78. VIDEO APPS VidRhythm (free) ‣Take short video clips to create wacky music videos! ! ‣Variety of templates to use! ! ‣Limited educational value, but oh so fun! Link to examples
  79. 79. VIDEO APPS Create Video Tutorials ‣Easy way to give multiple directions for projects.! ! ‣Use iPad case as a tripod when recording.! ! ‣Can replay video as students work.! ! ‣Let students create tutorials!! link to view video
  80. 80. DIGITAL STORYTELLING APPS Favorite Digital Storytelling Apps! ‣Book Creator! ! ‣Puppet Pals! ! ‣Facejack! ! ‣PhotoComic! ! ‣30 Hands Presentation link at Creative APP-titude! !
  81. 81. DIGITAL STORYTELLING APPS ChatterPix Kids (free) ‣Talking Biographies! ! ‣From 2nd grade teacher Nicolle Nesbitt! ! ‣Can add text to the finished video!! !
  82. 82. DIGITAL STORYTELLING APPS ChatterPix Kids! ‣Talking artwork!! ! ‣Talking snowmen by second graders! ! ‣Picture drawn with Drawing Pad app, but could also take a photo of student artwork!
  83. 83. BOOK CREATION APPS SPOKEnPHOTO (free) ‣Create free account! ! ‣Add photos, record audio for each image (no text)! ! ‣Saves to account, view online or in app! ! ‣Example: Snowmen All Year Use projects that! you already do, turn into a book!
  84. 84. DIGITAL STORYTELLING APPS Book Creator for iPad ($4.99) ‣Add text, pictures (from camera roll), record audio, add video, hyperlinks! ! ‣Export as epub document directly to iBooks or to Dropbox! ! ‣ Link to our elementary collection of eBooks!
  85. 85. GRAPHIC TEXT APPS Write About This ! • Photos with story prompts ! • Write story, record audio ! • Save to camera roll ! • Can create your own prompts (free/$2.99)
  86. 86. BOOK CREATION APPS Haiku Deck (free) ! ‣Haiku Deck - presentation maker! ! ‣Search for images in app!! ! ‣Beautiful text ! ! ‣Save online! ! ‣Export as a Powerpoint/ Keynote file, can import into other apps! ! ‣Link to Jerboas Example! !
  87. 87. MANAGEMENT/HINTS Publish to your Digital Hallway! ‣Publish to blog using Wordpress app.! ! ‣Upload video projects directly from iPad from camera roll to Vimeo or YouTube ! ! ‣Use apps with accounts that publish to web: Fotobabble, Audioboo, Toontastic, Showme, Educreation, Knowmia, SPOKEnPHOTO! ! ‣See my Elementary APPtitude blog for examples of iPad published projects!
  88. 88. MANAGEMENT/HINTS Student Publication ‣Edmodo - Free online educational community similar to Facebook. Students can post many kinds of projects directly from iPad. Free app.! ! ‣Kidblog - Free blogging platform geared for students. Students could post projects to their blog. Free app.
  89. 89. iPad Multimedia Resources ! Link: ! I would love your! feedback! and comments!! !
  90. 90. Karen Bosch Creative-APPtitude - iPad Multimedia Tools for Creativity by Karen Bosch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  91. 91. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Start of School Project ‣Use PicCollage to make a “What I did this Summer” collage! ! ‣Add text titles and sentences! ! ‣Bonus: superimpose a photo of yourself into the image!!
  92. 92. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Start of School Project ‣Use Labels or LabelBox app! ! ‣Use front facing camera! ! ‣Write adjectives or phrases that describe yourself!
  93. 93. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Start of School Project ‣Use Poppet, Corkculous, Inspiration, or Grafio! ! ‣Use front facing camera! ! ‣Write out goals for the school year: mental, physical, social, emotional!
  94. 94. PHOTOGRAPHY APPS Start of School Project ‣Use Audioboo to talk about what you want to learn this year!! ! ‣Share a way you could use Audioboo in your classroom.! ! ‣Label with the hashtag #wwaudioboo!