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Day 1 - Screencasting & Narrated Slideshows


Learn how to create and share screencasts and narrated slideshows online using an iPad including recorded audio synchronized to selected photographs or images. We’ll view different examples of student-created narrated slideshows using the iPad and review effective processes for facilitating student narrated slideshows. iPad Applications for creating narrated slideshows we will explore include ShowMe and Explain Everything.


Framework and Examples

  1. 60 Minutes Features Khan Academy (March 2012) - Least Common Multiple on KhanAcademy.org
  2. Probability by Ben and Jerry on Mathtrain.tv
  3. How to Measure Liquid on Amy Loeffelholz' ShowMe Channel
  4. Ejyafjallajokull: Our 6th Grace Science Volcano Project
View as a continuum: 5 photo stories - narrated slideshows / screencasts - digital storytelling

Think of the media products we'll create this week as WINDOWS into student learning.

Activity 1: Favorite CREATIVE Classroom Project

  1. Discuss one of your favorite CREATIVE classroom projects
  2. Draw a picture representing the project
  3. Take a photo of your hand-drawn picture
  4. Use the Show Me app to create a 60 second (or less) narrated slideshow describing why this is both a FAVORITE and a CREATIVE classroom project idea
  5. Use the following ShowMe account:
    1. email: ttuviper-ipad1@yahoo.com
    2. password: (announced in class)

TIP: Generally it is NOT recommended to share account credentials with students for a shared class account, on the showme.com website or anywhere else. As discussed in our workshop, if you are using a shared account it's best to enter the account credentials on iPads FIRST so students do not have the login userid and password. If you do share login credentials with a class, consider changing the password afterwards.

Our ShowMe channel for today's workshop is www.showme.com/ipadmediacamp1

Activity 2 Visual Charades

Part 1: Story in 5 Photos

  1. Create storyboard of fairy tale in 5 photos. (See "Story in 5 Photos" on Mapping Media to the Common Core for more information and links!)
  2. Take your 5 Photos.
  3. Email all 5 Photos to ipadmediacamp@posterous.com. In the subject line of your email use your group's name & "mystery fairy tale." Example: "Mystery Fairy Tale from The Cars"

Part 2: Narrate Your Story

  1. Narrate Your Slideshow with Explain Everything
  2. Email all 5 Photos to ipadmediacamp@posterous.com
  3. In the subject line of your email use your group's name & "mystery fairy tale." Example: "Mystery Fairy Tale from The Cars"

All our 5 Photo Stories will show up on ipadmediacamp.posterous.com!

Your Day 1 Homework

  1. Brainstorm your classroom expectations.

Step by step how to's:
1- Use a storyboard
2- Use explain everything
3- save web photos to iPad photo roll
4- Use showme