We have been having a great time with the Walking with Dinosaurs app and the My Story app this week! Today we put all of our work together to create these awesome books! The children had to take pictures of their favourite dinosaurs within the Walking with Dinosaurs app first. This is the first time that the children had the opportunity to take pictures by themselves using the iPads this year in class. They also had to postion their chosen augmented image of the dinosaur in the picture before they could take the picture.
The children had to make at least four pictures to make their books first.
They had to figure out what they wanted to have their dinosaur doing in their story and then take a picture of the dinosaur doing it!
Then they opened up the My Story app and imported their pictures from the camera roll to each page of their book. As usual, they were absolutely fearless! They didn’t even bat an eye and just jumped right in and created these amazing books!
When they imported their pictures they had to position the picture on the page. Then they added text to their page. After they completed their pages, the students went to our “recording studio” to record their stories. ( We found them a little quiet spot for them to record their stories.) After a few of them had recorded their stories they became the experts that helped their classmates complete their recordings! I had a lot of eager helpers!
The My Story app is a great little app that just got even better. With the last update I made I discovered that it now has several new ways to share the stories you can create. The best option for our class is the option to share the book as a movie. We were able to share each book as a movie, open it in iMovie and save it to the camera roll. Then you can take the movie and upload it to Youtube. We think we have uploaded the first book made using pictures created with Walking with Dinosaurs app! The children had a great time creating these books and were awesome about helping each other figure things out!
I have a lot of eager students who are very keen to have their books uploaded to Youtube for the world to see! I managed to get these ones up today! Please watch for the others coming soon!