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Our Stories on the iBooks Store

Our Lemonade Stand Stories

Our Stories

These stories were made in the Pages app on the iPad and then imported into iBooks Author to be uploaded to the iBooks store. Students created their own writings and illustrations. They can now say they are published.

Our iPad Photowalk

Students went on a photowalk with their iPads after we talked about the rule of thirds. Students then used iPhoto and the built in filters of the iPad camera to manipulate some of their photos. These photos were cropped to fit the aspect ration of the Google slide deck. Students uploaded their photos to their Google Drive to insert into the presentation. They used their Chromebooks to insert the photo from drive to presentation slide.

Plants and Animals by Spandan

This project was student created based on key questions asked about plants and animals. The assessment was the ability of the student to share his knowledge in the iMovie video answering those key questions. The student had the liberty to use multiple apps to show their knowledge. Also known as appsmashing. Students used their own creativity to create a video.

New Song – What Does the Text Say?

New Song – What Does the Text Say?

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Award winning song and video!

A California Student Media Festival Winner for Viral Parody

Los Angeles County of Education Digital Voice Award Winner

Students using Google Docs, collaboratively rewrote the lyrics to “What Does the Fox Say?” with a Language Arts twist. Students worked together on a shared document to rewrite the song with lyrics related to reading and reading strategies. They storyboarded the video to match the song.

With over 1500 views already!

Applications and hardware used:

  • Garageband
  • Karaoke track to “What Does the Fox Say?”
  • Google Documents
  • iMovie
  • Video Camera
  • Educreations App for iPad
  • Podcasting microphone (any mic will do)
  • No music background needed (I don’t)

“What Does the Text Say?”

Verb shows action, nouns can be things.
Poems have rhyming, and plays have drama.
fiction is fake. mystery is strange, and history is past.
Cause and effect compare and contrast, and nonfiction is

TRUE TRUE TRUE.
But there’s one thing that you should know…
WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?

Reading-Reading-Reading-Reading!
Reading-Reading-Reading-Reading!
Reading-Reading-Reading-Reading!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Ver-ver-ver-ver-verbs!
Ver-ver-ver-ver-verbs!
Ver-ver-ver-ver-verbs!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Info-Info-Info-oh!
Info-Info-Info-oh!
Info-Info-Info-oh!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Adjectives and Adverbs!
Adjectives and Adverbs!
Adjectives and Adverbs!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?

Context clues, full of words, characters, and solutions.
Reading close, point of view, suddenly you’re reading more.
Your page is white, so much info, some hard text to read
Will you understand to comprehend, by checking with resources
r-e-e-a-a-ding. r-e-e-a-a-ding r-e-e-a-a-ding
Will you read those w-o-o-o-ords, w-o-o-o-ords, w-o-o-o-ords?

WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?!
Context-context-context-clues!
Context-context-context-clues!
Context-context-context-clues!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Syno-syno-synonyms!
Syno-syno-synonyms!
Syno-syno-synonyms!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Homo-Homo-homophones!
Homo-Homo-homophones!
Homo-Homo-homophones!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Wo-o-o-o-o-o-ords!
Wo-o-o-o-o-o-ords!
Wo-o-o-o-o-o-ords!

WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?!

Exploring Google Maps

Today we used our iPads to explore Google Maps. We traveled around the world and with Google’s Street view we were able to see places as they are. We even traveled inside the White House from room to room. This was a simple fun activity as we looked at Google Maps for the first time on iPads.