iPads in Elementary with Beth Holland and Kristen Wideen Part 2

Using the CRCD Framework , , we are going to collect and relate our learning. We are going to create artifacts and evidences of our learning so we in turn can do this with our students.

Evernote is a valuable tool to access my notes anywhere. Never forget anything. Laptop, phone, iPad…..With Evernote, I can collect pictures, audio, and content. Try taking your paper notes and digitizing them by taking a picture of them.

Have your students created a diorama?  Take a picture of the diorama, and add a voice recording where the student tells you about their diorama. For students with beginning writing skills, take a picture of their work, and read what it says to show progress and progression of skills. In Evernote, keep a notebook for each student and share with parents at conferences; a virtual portfolio.

Evernote coordinates with an email address, have students email into the teacher’s Evernote account. Collect work digitally. See the step by step tutorial here. Teachers could collect weblinks, projects, and evidences and artifacts of learning. Keep returning to the question of Why? Why should I use Evernote?

We want students to create in order to show cognitive learning. What does learning look like? There is a measure of growth when learning. Creating is a tangible representation of that learning. The artifact tells the story of learning.

Screencasting. What can students do?

ScreenChomp, Free, only a few buttons…fabulous! Capture your ideas, draw, show a math problem, and show your thinking. This makes thinking visual.
From the share arrow, send the screencast to the teacher’s Evernote account. ScreenChomp allows for voice recordings that are separate from the drawing if needed. For example, to develop comprehension, students can add a picture in ScreenChomp, and ask questions. I love that Beth and Kristen provided time for exploration, questions and assistance with experimenting with ScreenChomp and other tools presented.

Kristen had students add a picture of a clock in EduCreations. Students added the time and a voice recording of the time. Students were able to add this to their blog to show their learning. EduCreations allows for the creation of an account, which when the teacher sets this up, students can easily add their work to the account for the teacher to view. Students could also send their work to Evernote as evidence of their learning.

Now, our lunch challenge is to use the screencasting tool, Explain Everything. Explain Everything is the big kahuna of screencasting. Explain Everything saves to the camera roll, unlocking mash up possibilities. Import a PDF, take a picture directly from Explain Everything, use the light wand to explain a concept, or put video on top of video. We’ve just scratched the surface. Explain Everything does not need an internet connection to work, so we can go outside..yippee! Yes please, San Diego…..!


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