Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dancing with Robots Fun!

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We had a great time this week with a new app called Pop Lock Bot.  It is an augmented reality app that lets the students dance with a robot!  IMG_0769

 

IMG_0746We took pictures of each student posing with their new robot pal!

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Even the school staff wanted to get in on the act!

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Then we wrote stories about our robot pal! We wrote and we wrote and we wrote!

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Then we made special robots to display our robots!

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We also made an iMovie trailer using the robot pictures and the video we made of everyone dancing with the robots!  We attached the trigger picture to the movie trailer with the Aurasma app.  There is a trigger picture on each robot thanks to some help from one of my volunteer moms!  I will be sending you the aura via email.  The trigger picture is on the robot but I will be sending a separate trigger picture home tomorrow for those who can’t wait for the robots to come home!  (like me!)

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Dancing with robots is a lot of fun!

 

 

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Still More Fun with Snowmen iPad projects!

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Here are a few more snowmen movies!  Hope you enjoy them!  All the snowmen movies can be found on the special page devoted to them!  You can find the page at the top of this blog!  There are still a few more to post and a couple that need a little tweaking!  Watch for them!

 

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Snowman iPad Project Fun!

I have created a new page on the blog to showcase our Snowman project! At the top of this blog you should find a new page called Snowman iPad Project Movies!  This is where I hope to post all the movies we have created of our wonderful snowmen.  I will try to get them all posted soon!  Enjoy!

The snowmen project is one of my favorite projects.  Thank you for making such wonderful snowmen as a starting point for our project!

This year we have turned our iPad project into movies of each book which we have uploaded to our Youtube channel.   We hope you enjoy them!

The children used a variety of apps to create their project based on the wonderful snowmen they created with their families at home!  We used a combination of Doodle Buddy, using the camera on the iPad, and Explain Everything to create our projects!

They worked very hard on them!

You can hear how proud they are in their voices!

More coming soon!

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Fun with Frogs!

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We have been working on a Frog theme this past week!  We did a mini research report about frogs and toads.  The children read fact sentences about frogs and toads and then sorted them into different categories!  They liked the Cool Fact category the best!

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We have also been reading Frog and Toad stories and we made a story map about The Lost Button story!

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They added a lot of detail to their story maps!

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We made origami frogs to act out the story map!   One student really enjoyed making them and made lots of them.  She gave some of them away, too!

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And, of course, we had to have a origami frog hopping contest!

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We have also been doing some more science experiments!

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This one seems like magic.  We put 5 bent toothpicks together on a plate.  The toothpicks are arranged so that the bent parts are close together.  We used a straw as an eyedropper and dropped several drops of water on the toothpicks where they are bent.  Watch what happens!

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It was fun to see their faces as the star appears!

 

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Snowman Movie Fun!

We have been working very hard to complete our iPad project with our Snowman pictures.  Here is a sneak peak!

The children used a variety of apps to create their project based on the wonderful snowmen they created with their families at home!

I will be posting them on this site on a special page that I am building to showcase them!

They worked very hard on them!

You can hear how proud they are in their voices!

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AR Alphabet Fun!

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We have been having a lot of fun creating a lot of cool things on the iPads!  We are working on an augmented reality alphabet book! Each of the students has chosen a letter of the alphabet and have collected a variety of things found in our classroom that begin with their letter.  Then we put the collection together with the trigger picture from the AR Alphabet app.  Once the trigger is activated we take the picture of the collection!

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We are then taking the pictures and importing them into Strip Designer to create a page for our alphabet book!

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The children are also creating a page with text using Strip Designer.  The children are importing pictures they created using Doodle Buddy. AR Flashcards, and taking actual pictures using the iPads for their letter.

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We can’t wait to share them with you!  We are hoping to compile all the pages into a book with audio using the Explain Everything app!  Stay tuned!

 

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