Teaching Kids with iPads - Part 2 of 5

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I came home from teaching day 2 of my iPad Boot Camp to find over 70 emails from teachers wanting to know more about how to teach kids with iPads. Many of the emails were full of questions that I hope to answer over the next few posts, and many of you wanted to see the projects that the kids have been working on, so here is a link to the students project (which is being constantly updated)...


Week-long projects:

iPad Filmmaking - every morning we work for an hour on our movie project. On Monday we outlined and planned our movie and today we were able to shoot the first couple of scenes. We shoot the footage on an iPhone (we did have a tripod mount for an iPad) and then we edit the footage in iMovie on an iPad. Here are some photos of the kids working on their movie:

iBand - Every afternoon we spend about 45 minutes practicing our song (we are doing a cover of Katy Perry's Firework song), yesterday we learned the cords and today we started to play different instruments in GarageBand on their iPads. Here are some photos:

Kid Tech News - The last thing we do everyday is a news show that is our wrap up of everything we have done today. This gives the students a chance to reflect on what they have learned to do with their iPads. They enter their ideas into our teleprompter (iPad) and then we record it with the iPhone and edit in iMovie on the iPad. We are having problems with our mic, which we hope to fix soon. Here are some photos:

As you can see, we had another great day at the iPad Boot Camp. I'll have a report tomorrow that will explain more of the daily projects that we do.

- Brad Flickinger, Tech Teacher, Bethke Elementary School