Today in Chickasha, Oklahoma, I led a “bring your own iPad” workshop for Storychasers on “Narrated Slideshows and Screencasts with the iPad.” This is the first iPad workshop I’ve led since updating my iPad2 to iOS 7. In the morning, we viewed and discussed different examples of student-created narrated slideshows and screencasts. These included:
- Ejyafjallajokull: Our 6th Grace Science Volcano Project (created with Explain Everything for iPad)
- How to Measure Liquid (created with ShowMe for iPad)
- Probability by Ben and Jerry (created with fancier computer screencasting software by Eric Marcos’ students)
This afternoon, participants and I created a “5 Photo Story” about the Three Little Pigs, and then independently created narrated versions of it using Explain Everything. One of our participants used her iPad Mini to create our “whole class demonstration video,” in which I tried to expressively narrate our tale. Afterwards, this provided an opportunity to transfer the video using AirDrop from her iPad to my iPhone. I learned AirDrop works on iPads which are version 4 and newer, the iPad Mini, and iPhone 5 and newer models. To use AirDrop, you need to enable both wifi and bluetooth, and (in this case) in “control center” enable AirDrop with EVERYONE. It was amazing how fast the video transferred over from her iPad Mini to my iPhone5! The video is just a minute long, but it transferred over in less than 2 seconds. You have to click ACCEPT when someone tries to AirDrop you media, like a photo or video.
In addition to AirDrop, we used the “email to a draft post on a free Blogger site” trick to share the 5 photo story we created with each other. I also demonstrated how the app PhotoSync ($2 for photos & videos) can be used to transfer media between iPads and laptops. I mentioned Instashare (free for photos & videos) and Image Transfer (free for photos, video transfer costs $) as other app options we’ve experimented with during past iPad Media Camps.
Here’s our final sixty second narrated video about the three little pigs. Note the amazing and powerful use of augmented reality for our wolf character!
Using fullscreen photos on an iPad during a 5 photo story today was inspired by one of the July 2013 Kansas iPad Media Camp groups who re-enacted “Little Red Riding Hood” to good effect! A big hat tip goes out to Curby Alexander, whose article with Tom Hammond, “Five-Picture Charades: A Flexible Model for Technology Training in Digital Media Tools and Teaching Strategies” continues to inspire my workshops and writing about digital literacy!
If you can, please register and plan to join our upcoming iPad Digital Storytelling workshops for Storychasers later this semester:
- iPad Quick Edit Videography – Wed Oct 23, 2013 (using iMovie)
- Intermediate iPad Digital Storytelling – Sat Nov 16, 2013 (using Pinnacle Studio)
- Starting a Student Storychaser Club – Sat Dec 14, 2013 (the workshop I’m MOST enthused to lead and share this year!
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