Okay! Now that I have a nice, new platform to exhibit all the cool things the teachers are doing, I can focus on, well, all the cool things the teachers are doing.
Let us continue with last Friday’s presentations, shall we?
Our next speaker is…
Except that I pretty much covered a lot of her presentation in a previous post entitled Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Annie Brown and her wonderful whimsies .
Here are my notes:
- The apps are both free
- Sonic pics lite made for iphone
- Can take an image, talk on it and send it really easily
- Of interest in teaching visual and media literacy
- Used it for the first time at open house
- Also used it for new student orientation
For new student orientation, Ms. Brown took the original activity- of picking an image from a bag and writing a short poem about it and put it together to create a slick product the Grade Sixes could then email to themselves. There was the original physical component of the exercise, where the girls could take the images out from a bag and then write their poems. But because Ms. Annie Brown also had the images in her iphotos- she could find them easily on her ipad. The girls then recorded their poems over the image and were able to send the results either to themselves or their parents.
For open house she did a similar exercise where she asked the girls to think about their favourite part of themselves and write a short blurb about why. Once they were done, they opened sonic pics lite, used the camera to take a photo of their favourite part and then recorded over it.
- Grade tens: for the end of act I of Macbeth, the students must send in a photo as well as a record of talk competency
- Fotobabble: used for the halloween screams!
- Evaluate a design project or a math construct is take a picture record your comments and send it back to the students
Greg showed this video:
With the line that sometimes taking in all the new technical information feels like drinking from the firehose.
Too true, Mr. Scruton. Too true.
Mr. Scruton (math teacher) was nice enough to send me screenshots from his presentation as well as a little blurb that describes it better than my notes.
Here it is: