Year 6 students will be exploring two apps that are sometimes known as Screencasting apps.
See Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Screencasting here and an iTunesU screencasting collection.
Students will consider the features of the apps and select one to create a demonstration video on a topic of their choosing. We will then share these with other students using Augmented Reality and add to a tutorial wall with student recommended apps.
The two apps we have identified are ShowMe and Explain Everything. There are many more that you could use to create a similar result. Both apps allow you to annotate, animate, and narrate a presentation.
See this guide for Teaching and recording a process using an iPad (@iPadWells).
Before students actually create their tutorial they need to plan their presentation using a story board.
Read this post before you start Steps in Creation.
ShowMe App Tutorials
Explore the ShowMe community to learn from others.
Explain Everything App Tutorials
Explain Everything PDF
Excellent tutorials and resources are also available at the STiLT website (see a few links below):
Navigating the home screen
Building your project
Exporting and saving your project
These resources are also available on the Year 6 Literacy Rotations page in Moodle.
One way that we can encourage creativity with our students is through student designed and published e-books.
The Digital Shift additionally has an excellent post about Travis Jonker’s ereader journey with Yr 5 and 6 students.
Create your own ebooks using these tools from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning’s blog.
See more useful resources at my diigo ebooks list.
Create your own E-Book for your iPad
In order to compile students and teacher reflections about iDevice use, I have created a podcast to post these.
This hosting is using the service Hipcast.
Conversations with teachers & students about iDevices
Support blog LEQICT Blog
Using Bloom’s with ipads and android devices – check out BLOOMIN’ APPS
Kathy Schrock is a well respected educator who is constantly producing fantastic resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.
Check out these resources to use with the iPads (and android). These are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Andrew Churches Edorigami
Dr L O Wilson
Very excited to see the Edublogs has released an app for the iPad.
This very brief post was created using it.
Wonderful! Much easier to create on the go!