The countdown to Spring Break was a little insignificant for me because I knew it meant a 3-day workshop, buuuuut...... This HSTA 31st Century Classroom and Google workshop is well-worth "vacation time" for a teacher! I'm surrounded by a couple handfuls of other teachers and tech coordinators from a bunch of Maui AND Oahu schools, all who likes to get their techy on and their learning on! Yesterday was filled with collaboration as teams got together and 'ran' an Amazing QR Code Race. Presenter, Google Guru Teri Ann Lin, who is non other than an extraordinary 6th grade teacher, shared a handful of communication tools that I cannot wait to share with our teachers!
It's not just the Media League that's shooting, editing, and publishing short movies, the THIRD GRADE wants in, too! Mrs. Smith and I collaborated with third grade teachers and helped students make their very FIRST iMovie! After learning about 5 different kinds of shots with Mrs. Smith, the third graders took their iPads to Waihe`e and shot a 5 shot sequence of their story. They brought their photos back to school and the producing began! While watching a teacher created tutorial, the students worked together in their groups to create the project, edit the cropping, adjust the timing, add text, and modify transitions. In less than 2 class periods, these mini-movie makers are ready to share! Keep updated on the News and Announcements of our Pōmaika`i website to find the third graders' Waihe`e stories.
Not only are students producing movies for the first time, but teachers who are new to movie-making attended a mini-workshop in the lab, Techy Time: Make an iMovie in less than 15 minutes! We used the same tutorial as we did with third graders and our excited group of teachers took off on their laptops, iPads, and iPhones and possibly started their second careers as filmmakers ;)
Only a few more days to submit your entry in the School Planner Contest! Come in to the lab on the LAST DAY 3/29 if you want some help in entering the contest! All entries are by 12:45pm on Wednesday. You can email them to Miss Aningat or I can upload them from your computer in the lab. Have a restful Spring Break!
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