“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud
Many of us have started our breaks. If you have a website, blog, virtual learning site or messaging system like Remind to connect with your learners then you can motivate your students to continue the learning with photo and video challenges. Learners of all ages love taking pictures and videos, especially with their mobile devices. Students are surrounded by science, math, geography, history, and literacy. Often, they just need to be challenged to take a closer look, investigate their surroundings, capture their learning, and present it to others. For any subject you can send your students on learning missions and challenges to capture the learning around them and demonstrate to others what they have learned! This summer I will be publishing my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, which describes the process of teaching with learning missions in more detail. To encourage students further give them a badge for completing each challenge.
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52 Web Tools and Apps
Challenge students to create the following:
- Comics using their own photos with Friendstrip and Comics Head.
- An explainer video with My Simple Show (opens in new tab), Get-Puppet iOS app, Wideo (opens in new tab), or Powtoon.
- Professional movies, tv commercials, music videos, or movie trailers with RenderForest (opens in new tab), Biteable, Open Shot, Moovly, Camtasia (opens in new tab), WeVideo (opens in new tab), Youtube Capture iOS app, iMovie (opens in new tab) and Windows Movie Maker.
- Video slideshows with Kizoa, Photopeach or Magisto. Photopeach has a feature to include a quiz.
- Photo quizzes for their peers with their photos using TinyTap app and web tool and Google Forms.
- Digital stories with their images. Recommended apps include YakItforKids (opens in new tab), Book Creator (opens in new tab), Puppet Pals 2 (opens in new tab), Chatterpix for Kids (opens in new tab), and Toontastic (opens in new tab). Find Digital Storytelling Projects here.
- Digital scrapbooks, which classify plants, rocks, bugs, leaves, or trees. Recommended apps include Google Slides, Book Creator, Edubuncee, Canva (opens in new tab), Biteslide, or EduGlogster (opens in new tab).
- A mindmap with their images using Popplet.
- Articles or magazine spreads with their own photos using Sway, Adobe Spark (opens in new tab), or Flowvella.
- Image word art using Typorama (opens in new tab) iOS app, PicLits, Lark iOS app, ImageChef and Instant Poetry 2 (opens in new tab).
- A clickable virtual tour or clickable images using Thinglink.
- Photo collages or go on a selfie adventure. Click here for a free template or try one of these image editing apps: CamMe (opens in new tab), Photofy, Selfit, Group Shot, Pixlr (opens in new tab), BeFunky, Pic-Collage, Pic Arts (opens in new tab), Frame Artist (opens in new tab), Muzy, Photo Editor by Aviary, You Doodle (opens in new tab), Snapchat, Instagram, and ImageChef.
Challenge: Get your students completing photo and video missions with any of these web tools and apps.
cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com
Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.