This is our Augmented Reality Alphabet Book! We think it is very cool! We have been working with the AR Flashcards app a lot this year! This book is a compilation of a lot of work!
The children each choose a letter of the alphabet and then scoured the room looking for items that begin with their letter’s sound.
Once they had a good collection of items we arranged them around the trigger picture for that letter in the AR Flashcards app! Then we opened up the app and took the picture of their collections when the trigger was activated! Very cool!
Then we used the Strip Designer app to import the pictures to create a page for each alphabet letter. We wanted to make an alphabet book to share with the kindergarten class!
We made a variety of pages using these pictures. We made pages with the trigger picture and other pictures using Doodle Buddy as well as taking pictures of items in the classroom or the school! Once the students got started they wanted to make more than one!
Then we decided that we needed the label the objects in our pictures. We used the text function in Strip Designer to add the captions to our pictures.
Then we took all the pages and imported them into another app called Explain Everything!
After we had the book put together with all the pages we had to record our voices on each page. Each student recorded their page!
Once the book was complete we saved it to the camera roll!
Then we watched and listened to our book! Too cool!
I uploaded the book to my channel on Youtube so we can share it with everyone! We think we might have made the very first Augmented Reality alphabet book!
Way too much 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!
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!
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!
We are then taking the pictures and importing them into Strip Designer to create a page for our alphabet book!
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.
Some students created more than one page about their letter!
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!
We had some fun with this new app this week! It is called AR Flashcards Space. These cards are from the same company that made the Alphabet AR Flashcards. They are very cool! You need to print off the cards in color and then hold the device over the picture and the augmented reality image appears!
We have started a new theme about Space. So these cards are a fun place to start!
We also watched some of the videos Chris Hadfield made while he was at the Space Station! They are awesome! Ever wonder how astronauts sleep in space? Take a look!
My favorite is this one because I love chocolate cake!
We have been working with the Doodle Buddy app to work on some math concepts and story writing activities.
The children have been creating 100 stamp collections using the stamps. They had to choose 10 different stamps and create 10 sets of 10!
We also used the app to create one of the pages for our snowman books.
I finally broke down and bought the extra pages for the CoLAR app. Very glad I did!
This little guy is really cute! The children have to color him front and back and add his face details! It is amazing to see him pop up looking just like the drawing the children have just done!
We had a lot going on this week! We also had our first Skype call to the classroom! Will tell you more about that soon! Lots of fun!
We have been having fun using the Doodle Buddy app to draw Christmas trees. This is a fun app to use! The children are using the drawing tools, the stamp tools, and learning to use the text tool to add their names. We have been saving our pictures to the camera roll and we are planning to import them into another app to create a Christmas tree book!
These are just a few of the trees the students have created! They love to draw on the iPad and everyone is eagerly waiting for their turn!
We also made a Count up Christmas tree book today in between decorating gingerbread houses with our Big Buddies!
They had fun adding the funky cover to their booklets!
We have been having fun with our Christmas homework! I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this cool gingerbread house that came this week! See the light inside? I wish I had remembered to take pictures of all the other great things that came! We have had some really cool stuff! Angels, dancing gingerbread men, trains, stuffies, chocolates, books, and special ornaments to name just a few! It is so interesting to hear how everyone celebrates the holidays!
And then we made real gingerbread houses today!
Don’t they look great! Too yummy! I have to admit that I asked to taste some of the Chocolate Kisses!! Hope all the houses made it home in one piece!
Today we had a lot of fun doing “fishy” things! We have been working on a seashore/ocean theme and today we put together our Rainbow Fish. The children worked on symmetrical printmaking on a fish shape and today we stuffed the fish and added the shiny scales to make our Rainbow fish. We watched the video based on the cool book called The Rainbow Fish. It is a great book about sharing. We hung our fish from the ceiling and of course the room is now filled with water for our swimming fish! Hence the signs on both of our doors!
We also had some fun with the iPad writing a little poem about the ocean using Doodle Buddy. First, we brainstormed words to go with the ocean stamps in Doodle Buddy. Then the children chose three stamps to make a short poem. Using the text boxes they put in their choices of ocean animals with a describing word. Then they illustrated their poem using the stamps. I found this cool idea on a really neat blog called ilive2learnilove2grow. I even like the name of the blog! Sounds like a great way to look at learning.
Yesterday I added a new link to the WIKI. We now have access to the site TumbleBooks. It is a really awesome site of excellent reading material. Make sure to check it out!
Today we talked about 100. If we could wish for 100 of something what would we wish for…. If we could eat 100 things what would it be? What kinds of things would we prefer not to eat 100 of…. What could we make 100 of? We got some really neat answers. The children brainstormed items for each category. Then they chose the ones that matched their personal preferences to complete the story frame. The final item was to indicate what they liked best about our 100 day celebration. They liked the 100 day cake, the 100 fruit loop necklace, the 100 trail mix snack, reading 105 stories together, and making 100 stamps on the iPads the best. To culminate the activity we mounted their story frames and then they had to surround their story frame with 100 stickers! 10 sets of 10 equals 100!
I promised to post more of the snowmen pictures made by the parents at our iPad open house!
Have to admit that I really miss the iPads! Wish I had 100 of them!