Time to have a go at organising a collaborative project – and use our iPads in class at the same time. (We have 3 iPads in our class right now – all provided by me, not the school). If you have access to at least one iPad for your class (or an iTouch) and you’d like to take part in a collaborative video – please read on ……..
The inspiration came from this video (Mr. Colosi’s First Grade Class) posted by Lucy Gray on Google+ last week.
Their inspiration came from Peter Reynold’s book “The Dot”
There is an official dot day – September 15th – and I’d like to extend this video idea to Dots Around the World and release the video on September 15th.
What do you need?
An iPad (or more if you have them) and time (time for your students to create their dot pictures using any ipad app you wish – I’m thinking the more different apps we use the more versatile we can show the iPads art capabilities). I was also thinking that iTouches would be ok to use as well if you don’t have iPads.
Educreations, ShowMe, ScreenChomp, Whiteboard, Explain Everything (these iPad apps would be cool to use if you are willing to choose one or two students to record the actual drawing of their dots – I’d speed it up for the final Video) Please let me know directly if you would like to do this piece as well.
Please include student name and the app used to create the dot on the image. See link below for an example : http://www.flickr.com/photos/teachingsagittarian/7920592790/in/pool-2114863@N22
How do we get the Dot drawings to you?
There are several different ways to get your dots to me before the 12 September deadline:
Dropbox / Box net
If you’re a dropbox/box net user – simply let me know in the table below and I will share you in on a special folder for dropping your images in
I’ve set up a flickr group called Dots Around the World. If you join our project simply upload your photos to this group if you are a flickr member already. (Request membership & it will be approved). Short videos can also be posted here as well.
Or you can just email your dots to me (or better still have your kids email their finished dot straight from the iPad if you have it set up)
Ah, the all important time frame! All dots to be included in the video need to be in dropbox, box net, flickr or sent via email by Wednesday 12 September – so that the video can be ready for release on Saturday 15th September.
This deadline will be strictly adhered to!
Can anyone think of anything I’ve forgotten?
Please click this link to the Dots Around the World Spreadsheet to help me keep track of who’s taking part and how you’re going to get your images to me!
Please feel free to invite anyone you think might like to join in!