Tuesday, March 11, 2014

iMovie is fun, but it is also a lot of hard work.  Here is the culmination of all the hard work done by the 4th and 5th graders.  The project topic was a current event,  the 2014 Winter Olympics.  These are the steps that have gotten us this far:
1. Research a sport in the Winter Olympics 2014
2. Use the website: http://www.sochi2014.com to collect research
3. Complete an information worksheet (as shown below)

4. Taking that information, log on to Google Accounts
5. Create a "new document"
6. If in a group, share the document
7. Create a "script" of what you will say in a video about your sport using your notes
8. Before videotaping, choose a background picture, copy it onto your desktop, then drag it into iPhoto
9. Have Mrs. Dufraine copy your script from your google drive to a website called www.cueprompter.com
10. Have Mrs. Dufraine videotape you or your group reading your script
11. Have Mrs. Dufraine put your video on your computer into iMovie
12. In iMovie, create a new project
13. Put your picture from iPhoto into your iMovie project
14. Change the time of the picture to be the same amount of time as the video
15. Drag the video up to the picture, and choose "Green Screen"
16. Choose music that is appropriate, if desired
17. Share, and export the movie using Quicktime and save it on your desktop
18. Upload the movie to your Google drive and share it with Mrs. Dufraine and your group members
19. Enjoy the movies!

Here are several that have been completed so far in the 4th grade:

And also starring the 5th graders talking about the 2014 Olympics:

Monday, March 10, 2014

The first and second graders have been hard at work learning how to use a word processor.  They have been learning Pages using the  iPads.  The first graders read Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and created their own "I see" sentences.  The 2nd graders read Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and wrote their own "Farmer Brown" letters.  Both groups were able to create illustrations using the iPad app, Doodle Buddy. They saved them to the iPad's photo album then added them to their work.  Here are some examples

Here are some first grade examples: