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Activity #1- Interview

Apps Suggestions: iMovie ($4.99), AudioBoo (free)

Directions:
You will interview a real, historic, or fictitious person. Ask them about a specific event in their lives (historic period, eye witness event, family story, contribution to society, expert advice, etc.)
Script introduction to the person you are interviewing, give background information about the person. and formulate interview questions.
If using iMovie: Take an image of the real person you are interviewing (and maybe the surroundings/settings) or find and download an image (licensed under Creative Commons) of a fictitious person and pertinent images that would go with your interview. Import the images.
Record the audio of the interview
Keep your interview between 3-5 minutes

Share:
Export the movie to YouTube or Vimeo (if you have an account), then email me the link. I will embed the video clip on the example page of this wiki. If you do not have an account with these services send me the video file via Yousendit or Dropbox
Publish the audio file to AudioBoo, then email me the link to your audiobook and I will embed the file on the example page of this wiki

Activity #2- Book Recommendation

Apps Suggestions: Sonic Pics Lite (free) StoryRobe ($0.99) , StoryKit (free)

Directions:
Decide on a book that you would like to recommend to a specific audience (your students, book club, parent community, teacher colleague, administrators, etc.)
Write a short script to summarize the book, highlight why you feel your audience would like/benefit from reading it. Add further resources (links, websites, movies, other books on the topic, etc.) about the setting, characters, topic, author, etc.
Find 5 visuals/images online to include in your recommendation.
Use Sonic Pics Liteand import the images, then record your script, advancing the slides as you are recording
The Book recommendation is to be between 90 seconds and 3 Minutes

Share:
Please export your recommendation as a movie:
send to YouTube (if you already have an account) to then share the link with us. I will embed the video clip here on the wiki
email the movie to me, so I can upload the video clip to my account and embed it here on the wiki

Activity #3- Comic Strip

Apps Suggestions: Comic Life ($7.99), ComicBook ($1.99), Comic Creator ($1.99), Strip Designer ($2.99), Cartoon Studio Free ( Free)

Directions:
You will develop a comic strip. Convey a message, an invented or true story, express interesting information about the topic of your choice.
(Ex. A current news event, cyberbullying, Facebook etiquette, Using iPads in the classroom, a holiday, a funny story, etc.)
Storyboard your comic, by deciding on your story, setting, characters, dialogue
Have 3-5 related images in your iPads Photo Album (take your own images or search for creative commons or public domain images online)
Use a Comic creation app of your choice.
Choose a layout to accommodate the number of your images
Import your images from the Camera roll or take you own images with the iPad's camera.
Add speech bubbles and stickers (if available)

Share:
Save your comic strip image and email to me or share on Twitter (don't forget to mention my username @langwitches)

Activity #4- Create an eBook

Apps Suggestions: Pages ($9.99), Google Docs (web based), iBooks (free)

Directions: Create an eBook with information for your students to read about a specific subject,
topic or area of interest. (Ex. Monarch Butterflies, South American Countries, Student Created Essay or Poem Anthology, etc.)
Create a word document in (Google Docs, Pages or Microsoft Word)
In Pages save document as an ePub file. If you used Word or Google Docs, save as .doc, then convert the file with the free online ePub converter.
Drop the ePub file into your iTunes library
Sync itunes library to your iBook
Find and open your eBook in iBook.

Share: Email the completed ePub file to be added to examples page.

More Resource
Step by step flyer to create your own eBook for the iPad
Create your own E-Book for your iPad

Activity #5- Tutorial Designer

Apps Suggestions: Showme App (free) or ScreenChomp (free)

Directions:
Choose one of the above screenrecording witheboards.
Create a step by step Math tutorial for students (choose a grade level) or a tutorial that showcasing you favorite iPad app, you want your students to start using (take screenshots of your app to be included in tutorial)
Your tutorial should not be longer than 3 minutes

Share:
With SchowmeApp: Share the tutorial clip by uploading it to ShowMeApp.com from within the app. You will need to create an account when prompted.
With ScreenChomp: send it to the "cloud"after recording is complete, you will receive a unique URL (Web address). Please note (copy) that URL and email it to me. I will share the link on the Wiki's example page.

Activity #6- Epic Citadel Challenge

Apps used: Epic Citadel (free)

Apps Suggestions: iMovie ($4.99) , Sonic Pics Lite (free) StoryRobe ($0.99) , StoryKit (free), Keynote ($9.99), Brushes ($7.99)

Directions:
Create a digital story utilizing photos from the app Epic Citadel
The digital story may include text, or it may not. It may be a collage, a poem. It is entirely up to you, as long as it tell some sort of story - use any apps you like to create your story
Take screenshots (press down the on/off button and home button at the same time)
Record your voice to go with your story
Use any apps you like to create your story, ex. iMovie ($4.99) , Sonic Pics Lite (free), StoryRobe ($0.99), StoryKit (free)
Your story must be no more than 3 minutes

Share:
E-mail the completed story in their final format (movie, audio, presentation, image, etc.) to be included in example page.

Activity # 7- Create a QR Code

Apps Suggestions: Qrafter Pro - Scanner and Generator ($2.99) or Goo.gl (web based) & Scan (free)

Directions: Choose a physical object (book, building, poster, art work, model, map, etc.) and create (with another app) or find a virtual connection. This could be an audio file, a movie, a website, google map, etc. Using the QR Generator create a QR code.

Share:
Email me the QR Code as an image (take a screenshot) pointing to an image, audio file, video, website or product you created. Please include a short summary of what the QR is pointing to and how you would use it with your students.

Activity #8- Early Elementary Game Design/ Interactive Book

Apps Used: Tiny Tap (free)-

Directions:
1. Brainstorm a theme or topic for the game/interactive book. Think about what can you learn from photos?What kind of skills do you want users to practice? Vocabulary? Target language?
2. Create a flowchart/storyboard for your story/images.
3. Find, choose or take your own images. Keep in mind areas that you want users to recognize, match, find, select or discover something.
4. Import images.
5. Choose a book cover image and record a “question”, inviting the user to play and learn with the book. Trace the entire image as the correct area. Users will have to tap the screen to start the game/book. The image automatically advances to the next page when tapped on.
6. Create multiple pages that increase in skill level, offer diverse practice opportunities, include a complementary content area or combine different approaches to practice skills.
7. Record several questions for each image and add positive responses as well as a “try again”type responses.

Share:
Please email your TinyTap game to me to be included on the Sample page

Activity #9- Book Creator

Apps Suggestions: Book Creator ($ 4.99)

Directions:
1.Decide intended age/grade level for your book. Outline a story with characters, setting, plot, introduction, climax, conclusion, etc. or the content of an informational book.
2. Find, shoot or create your own images to be inserted into your book
3. Add text to your book
4. Add audio to your book
5. Format pages, text and images
6. Export your completed book as ePub

Share:
Please email your eBook to me to be included on the Sample page.

Activity #10- Early Elementary: Listening, Reading & Writing

Apps Suggestions: Little Story Maker (free)

Directions:
  1. Brainstorm a storyline for your book. Keep in mind the vocabulary, grammar structures, sight words, etc. you would like to use.
  2. Import or take images for your story.
  3. Create pages by adding an image and text
  4. Customize words and sounds: Record your voice reading the text. Manually slide the words to their place in the recording.
  5. Customize Picture Highlights: Add “highlights” to areas of the image, add text and record the text.

Share: Take screenshots of individual pages and email them to me. Please label each email with the title of your book and the page number.


Activity #11- Visual Dictionary

Apps Suggestions: Pic Collage (free)

Directions:
  1. Decide on the vocabulary, terms or definitions you would like to represent on your page(s).
  2. Find and save images to your iPad (think Public Domains or Creative Commons) or take your own images with the iPad’s built in camera.
  3. Add the chosen images to a Pic Collage page.
  4. Choose a background (choose from existing backgrounds or search on web).
  5. Edit the images by “clipping the photo”, resizing and rotating the object.
  6. Add text to each object (ex. target language vocabulary, science definition, math terms, sight words,etc.).
  7. Save image in your Photo Album.
  8. Add a new album > name your album “Your Name’s Dictionary”.
  9. Add your dictionary page image into your new album.

Share: Save your dictionary page and email directly to me or upload to an image depository (ex. Flickr) and then email me a link to the URL of the image

Activity #12- Evaluating iPad Apps

Directions:
  1. Go to Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom
  2. Choose any (or several) apps used in the examples
  3. Using the iPad Evaluation guide, evaluate the potential of the app for pedagogical, transformative use in your classroom
  4. Fill out the iPad Evaluation Checklist

  5. Write a blog post or wiki entry or record a app evaluation podcast episode about your evaluation of the chosen app,

Share: Email me the URL to your evaluation