QR codes might look a bit technical and geeky but they can be made in seconds and can link your students, parents and staff to digital content very quickly, without having to type long web addresses. Lessons for example can begin with a QR code that links learners to a web site or wall displays can link physical displays with digitally published content in Vimeo, Youtube and even you own VLE.
In this session you will learn,
how to create a QR code that links to a website (or any other on-line media)
how to create a QR code to share a file from your drop box to the learners iPads
Develop skills in combining digital content with wall displays and other paper based media
As you classes begin to use more digital media, typing long web addresses and even short ones becomes a chore. QR codes are a faster way of linking to digital content, for examples, files, presentations, work sheets, videos and animations.
iMovie provides a fast way of combining, video, still images, text and sound/voice. In this session we are going to make simple voice recording that support the images. In the classroom, this could be a scripted voice over that explains a series of images. In our case we are using the animation made in the Animation on the iPad session. In this session you learn how to,
make a simple voice over to accompany images, video or animation.
make basic edits to the audio on the timeline
to add built in sounds from the apps sound library
how to search and download copyright free sounds on freesounds.org
how to manage and organise sounds and add them to you iMovie project.
Whilst we are using images from an animation, the images could be still images that cover any curriculum area. iMovie is a very useful tool for “mashing up” images and sounds as a means of capturing evidence of learning.
Being able to combine digital images, for example cutting out characters or students and placing them in new contexts, a street in Tudor times or the surface of a distant planet is a useful skill to have. In this session you will learn how to,
Take screenshots and save them as images (in this case as a background
crop and edit images
cut out the backgrounds of images
combine images for creative purposes
combine text and images
save images for us in other projects
This session requires some patience and strong motor skills. The ability to edit digital images enables digital projects to look much more professional and in turn more engaging for learners.
Garageband is a very popular app for music creation and audio projects on the iPad. However for basic sound recording it can appear a little complex. This tutorial helps you set up garageband so that it can be used like a tape recorder to capture evidence of learning in your lessons. You will learn how to,
set Garageband up for speaking and listening sessions
create a template that you can duplicate to save time
switch off the metronome
keep the metronome only as a count in for the recording
record more than the standard 8 bars
Save a label student recordings/projects
Audio projects can used anywhere in the school curriculum from revision notes to sports team reports. MFL and English can use audio in very creative ways. This Garageband session begins this journey for you and links to more sophisticated approaches in the Creative Audio on the iPad session.
Foldify is one of those apps that offers a unique experience that would have been virtually impossible before the iPad. Foldify is a 3D paper/card creation tool. In this session you learn how to
design and think creatively in a 3D space
create a 3D character or object based on a Foldify template
paint, draw and overlay images n 3D surfaces
export as a still image and a 3D image for an animation project
use traditional paper, scissors and glue to make your models!
Whilst many primary schools will enjoy the balance of traditional motor skills and digital skills, creative secondary schools could use Foldify characters for Shakespearian scenes and MFL.