• This page is designed for teachers to come and get ideas on how to integrate technology into their curriculum.  Technology should not be another "thing" you have to do!  With it being done correctly, technology can take the place of many areas in the classroom, like worksheets!
    PhotoBooth in the Classroom:
    PhotoBooth is not just a fun app to take pictures with, but it is a great tool to use cross curricular.  Such as....
    1)  Reader's Theater:  Students can record themselves doing a readers theater in a small group setting.  They can view themselves while they are recording and it looks like they are on stage too!  Have props available to them to add more meaning to their video.
    2)  Math:  Have students record themselves explaining how they solved a math problem.  Have the math problem in the center, and students take turns sharing the answer they came up with and how they got that answer.
    3)  Science:  Have the students record a science experiment and explain.  Students can also record or take pictures of cycles as they occur.  (Taking a picture for each cycle that the classroom caterpillars go through, and then putting that into an iMovie.)
    4)  Self evaluation:  Students can read a selected passage and then listen back to it and do a self assessment.  
    Here is a wonderful link that gives some great examples of how to use PhotoBooth in the classroom.  
    iMovie has a plethora of ways it can be used in the classroom!  It is very user friendly and there are several tutorials available online to help you with this application if you come across problems.  Here are some step-by-step directions on how to create an iMovie.  
    1)  Create directions:  You can use the iSight camera that is built into each Mac and record yourself giving the directions needed for a particular task.  You could also record yourself teaching a lesson and then sharing that lesson with other teachers.  
    2)  Make a class movie:  Let's say you are learning about animal habitats.  Students can either find pictures online (not Google, of course!) and pull those pictures into iMovie or they can create their own using a drawing application, such as KidPix (available only in the 2 labs).  Once they have their pictures in, they can record themselves discussing each habitat.  This could be a class project where each student comes up and does their part.  Then there is an entire movie of different animal habitats.  (This could be done with practically anything!)  You can even drag movies from PhotoBooth into iMovie and have all of the class in one place! :o)
     3)  Communicating with parents:  Record what you are doing in class and send it off to the parents, or, upload it to the website!  (Parent permission must be obtained first to upload pictures, videos of students!  Forms coming soon!)
    Notebook is not just a tool for teachers!  Let the students use Notebook for a variety of projects!  Every Mac in the school has this app!
    1)  Typing:  Students can practice their typing skills using Notebook.  They can practice their spelling words, change the color and font to make it more fun!
    2)  Solving Math Problems:  With the page recording tool, students can record how they are solving a math problem.  Then share it with the class/teacher.  There is also a video recorder that will not only capture what work is being completed, but records the sound as well!
    3)  Help readers:  Have a poem into different stanzas already typed out for them.  Student can practice fluency by reading it, and if they are unable to read it, they can click on the stanza and choose add to iTunes as a spoken track and it will read it to them! :o)  (This can be done with more than poems...it will read stories if needed!) 
    (Here is a link that will help you set up and use these two options!) 
     iMovie App on iPad: 
    1)  Create trailers to summarize a book that has been read.
    2)  Create a trailer to give examples of how something works. (Ex:  Water Cycle)
    3)  Compare and contrast
    4)  Explain author's purpose
    5)  Showcase biomes
Last Modified on September 13, 2016