Finally carving out time to contribute (hopefully regularly) to this blog to share the interesting things students, teachers and I at Parkview are learning and doing with technology. I am hopeful we will soon be exploring Skype in the Classroom and participating in the Oceans month lessons this November. We are also getting useful apps installed by IT (soon, I hope) on all the iPads as opposed to just the few we have App Store access to so as many teachers and students as possible can continue to explore their learning on the iPads.
So far we have classes becoming proficient with Explain Everything. Grade 5 is using EE to create advertisements to sell the products they created posters for after reading George's Marvellous Medicine. Grade 6 have created science projects all about invertebrates, and almost every other grade has started using EE to show what they know for each Math Problem of the Week from our principal., Mr. Huggard. We are now proficient exporting and importing projects using DropBox so we can edit them later from any iPad.
Today in tech time, Gr.6 learned how to export their finished invertebrate projects as a movie file (mp4). We found out that although we can export this file to DB, we cannot import that movie to a player we can share online, like YouTube or posting to our Kidblog. So today we exported files to the camera roll and then opened kidblog to upload it as a post directly. It worked! See my next post for the anchor chart we created. :)