With the new school year fast approaching, classroom management is on my mind. While it is exciting that more and more classes have access to iPads, it can be a bit of a challenge if rules aren't in place. For primary grades, I like this poster (partially shown above) available from www.heidisongs.com.
This summer I have been playing around with a green screen iPad app by DoInk. As their website says, the green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your cameral roll, or from the live video camera. In addition to the app ($2.99) and you will need a green screen which is simply a large piece of green fabric. Using a green screen in the background, allows you to look like you are showing a weather map or being invaded by aliens.
I struggled a bit figuring out DoInk, but then found a great tutorial video on youtube by Jonathan Wylie that helped a bunch. I am looking forward to using it with students this fall, but here's a sample of what I did by myself.
Anne M. Beninghof
Anne's mission is to improve instruction through collaboration and the sharing of creative, practical ideas for educators.