First Grade Timelines using Shadow Puppet


First Graders at ENSC are working hard completing a timeline project before we break for the holidays.  We are using a couple apps to create these timelines – one group is trying the app Shadow Puppet.  It’s similar to 30 hands but a little more refined.  It lets users quickly tell a story of photos, then share through email and camera roll.  Click on the photos below and you can watch the Shadow Puppets.


For this project we wrote a timeline, took photos around the school of our day, then put the images into Shadow Puppet to create a slideshow timeline.  These are first takes after I showed the group a demo puppet on how to make one.  Pretty good!


We used one account for each class and signed into all devices – just like we do for Story.  Shadow Puppet gives you an embed code when you share.  It’s cool and free.


This is a ‘puppet’ I made to show how it works – this is a new one, the one I shared with students was rough. Feel free to use.


Turn Field Trips into Saved Memories with Story

Rome City first graders took a field trip to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and took their iPod’s along for the trip.  Below are a couple presentations created yesterday with Mrs. Millus and her class using Disney’s Story app.  Story can be used to share anything students create and want to share in a presentation similar to Story Kit, Scribble Press, and 30Hands.

We just scraped the surface with this app in 30 minutes and didn’t get to adding captions, inserting additional photos and videos, or changing the theme – I’m sure they will figure these out later.  What is great about Story is when you email from the app you can embed or share the link with parents and they can keep the story created by their student.  In the future we’re going to copy the links to their KidBlog and the students will be fully responsible for creating, saving and sharing their stories.

Bill Atkinson Photocard Tutorial

Bill Atkinson Photocard is an application that I had posted about previously in the Presentation Tools section of the blog. It is a great tool for anyone, teachers and students alike, to create postcards. Students could make postcards for almost any topic. I love finding applications that are extremely flexible and cross-curricular. If you have not heard of the application before, please check out the link I posted above. The video I am posting here is just a tutorial I made for a first grade teacher. I was not able to make it to her class due to conflict in our schedules so I did what is second best; I cloned myself  by making a video. This video should give students enough information about how to use the application that they will be able to successfully create a postcard, upload it to Kidblog, or send it by email through an iPod touch. (It is the same procedure for the iPad.)