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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. The primary iPad Applications for creating narrated slideshows we will explore include ShowMe and Explain Everything, but some others may also be included like EduCreations, Ask3, and Haiku Deck.


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. If you have not already, create a new account on the the EduCreations (free) app.
  3. Sign up for our class using this link or the following code: 866907 (the QR code below takes you to the link)
  4. Create a title slide for your narrated slideshow.
  5. Draw at least 2 different pictures (on 2 different slides) representing the project within EduCreations.
  6. Create a 60 second (or less) narrated slideshow describing why this is both a FAVORITE and a CREATIVE classroom project idea. Be sure to narrate each of your slides.
  7. Share your project back with our class by emailing the link to your project to: wfryer.casady@blogger.com
  8. View others' projects (and yours) on http://ipadmediacamp.blogspot.com.

If you are already familiar with the EduCreations App, consider trying another "hosted" app for this assignment like:
  1. Show Me (free - Use the following ShowMe account:
    1. userID: ipadmediacamp
    2. password: (announced in class)
  2. Ask3 (free - compared on Narrated Art page)

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/ipadmediacamp

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 wfryer.casady@blogger.com. In the subject line of your email use your group's name & "mystery fairy tale." Example: "Mystery Fairy Tale from The Cars"
  4. View your submissions (after they are moderated / approved) on 5photostories.blogspot.com.

Part 2: Narrate Your Story

  1. Narrate Your Slideshow with Explain Everything
  2. Export your finished slideshow to your Photo Roll.
  3. Use the YouTube Capture app to upload your finished video to your YouTube channel.
  4. After uploading, email the link to wfryer.casady@blogger.com.
  5. 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 5photostories.blogspot.com.

Afternoon Bonus Task:

  1. Download Haiku Deck (free)
  2. Play with the app / create some presentations and report back to the class on what you learn!

Your Day 1 Homework

  1. Brainstorm your classroom expectations.
  2. Join our Edmodo Group with this link or the enrollment code jc9eue.
  3. Make sure you've installed the Socrative Student Clicker app (free).

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