Overview Snacktools iMovie Thinglink Google Docs Technology Apps
SnackTools Snack Tools is a program where you can create ebooks, childrens books, and journals/diaries. For one project, our classes created their own versions of an assigned fairy tale, and they turned their new fairy tales into ebooks. It is very easy to create…even beginners can make a ebook. All you need is a script or story to start.
SnackTools Project Idea Snacktools was used for a cross-curricular project: ELA, Math, CWC, and Science. In ELA, the students were learning about the elements of a fairy tale, so they wrote a new version of an assigned fairy tale and turned it into an eBook. In Math, the students made equations and word problems dealing with the facts of their assigned fairy tales. In CWC, they researched a South American country and used their research to help write their new version of the fairy tale. In Science, they role played as Mythbusters and solved problems to see if it was possible to live like the characters did in the fairy tales.
SnackTool Product Example eBook #1: http://www.flipsnack.com/AD9AF686AED/fz9l r55n
iMovie Project Idea One project our students used iMovie for was to persuade readers to pick up books from the Longhorn reading list. They used the same techniques that movie producers use by adding pictures, catchy headlines, eye popping colors, and music. Finally, they put everything together to create an iMovie.
iMovie Product Example The Running Dream Premier: http://youtu.be/-AyFMJroxYU
Thinglink Thinglink allows the students to create a picture background with several buttons that they can scroll over to reveal different types of information, such as websites, text, and videos. For example, students could use Thinglink to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of a vocabulary word, concept, book, etc.
Thinglink Examples Example #1: Thinglink- Fealty Example #2: Thinglink - Troglodyte Example #3: Thinglink- Saturn's Moon
Google Docs Google Docs is a program that is like Microsoft Office, but it is internet-based. You can create documents, spreadsheets, drawings, files, and power points. There is also an app on mobile devices called “Google Drive” that lets you access your account mobily. Another good thing about Google Docs is multiple people can collaborate at the same time, which is great for school group projects. Our students constantly use Google Docs in classes to collaborate and work together on projects in and out of school.
Apps for the Classroom Type on PDF free (great for writing on PDFs) Google Drive (an interactive note-taking app) Haiku Deck (power point creating app) Nearpod (presentation creating app) Cute CUT (video creator app) Story Kit (a book creating app) Blogger (a safe blog that students can create) Edmodo (a collaborative interactive classroom) Airplay (connects a wireless computer to an iPad screen) Instashare (similiar to AirDrop) CamScanner (create scans from your iPad)