OverviewLearn how to setup, use and moderate content on a classroom blog to improve student writing skills. A moderated classroom blog is the ideal platform to use to share announcements, classroom news, and student work for a public audience. In this workshop we’ll use several free blogging and learning management tools. These will include KidBlog (powered by WordPress), My Big Campus, and Edmodo. We’ll also explore how free Posterous.com sites can be used to share rich media including images, audio and video files from iPads including “cart-based” iPads using a shared student “sending” email account. In addition, we’ll learn how to create enhanced/multimedia eBooks including digital text, hyperlinks, images, and embedded videos using iPad apps as well as other software programs. These will include Book Creator for iPad, iBooks Author software, Apple Pages software (part of iWork), and Calibre software (free and cross-platform).
What Issues Does This Video Raise?
FAQ Answers from Day 2 Questions
Digital Show and Tell from Day 2
- Many of our videos from yesterday are on ipadmediacamp.blogspot.com.
Puppet Pals Demo
- Santa Goes to Washington DC (on "Learning Signs")
- Puppet Pals Directors Pass HD
- Our Choice ($5), Lauren, The Tickle-saurus Rex ($1)
- Digital Storytelling for First Nations, Tribes, Communities and Families (direct iBooks link)
- Snowflake Gets Lost (direct ePUB link)
- Zander's Soccer eBook (Mrs Callison's 6th grade English class)
- Lost Dog Story (Mr Simon, 4-5 STEM teacher)
eBook Creation Resources
- Workshop: Creating Multimedia eBooks (includes 1 hour video)
Group Activity: iPad Video Lessons eBook
- Appoint a scribe for your table group
- Brainstorm things you learned yesterday about creating, editing and sharing videos with an iPad.
- Draw several pictures which represent / reflect at least two of your learning points.
- As a group, we'll use Book Creator for iPad to create a narrated audio eBook of our iPad Video Lessons
- We will email our completed class eBook
- We will save our finished eBook to DropBox.
- Then we'll share our eBook with our class by emailing the Dropbox link to the project to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download and view our eBook on http://ipadmediacamp.blogspot.com.
Individual Activity: Flickr Flashlight Story eBook
- We will use Alan Levine's 5 Card Flickr site to select 5 photos for a "Flashlight Story" and email/share them to our ipadmediacamp.posterous.com site. (If you want to get your own photos for your story, you can.)
- Save each picture for your story to your iPad's photo roll: Open each picture in a new TAB on your iPad, take a screenshot of each one in full-screen mode (press HOME and POWER at the same time)
- Use Book Creator for iPad to create a narrated Flashlight Story eBook with your photos.
- Save your finished eBooks to DropBox.
- Share your video back with our class by emailing the Dropbox link to your project to: email@example.com
- View others' projects (and yours) on http://ipadmediacamp.blogspot.com.
- Write constructive comments as feedback on their posts!