Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mrs. Stigen's Cool Cats!

Yesterday we had some fun in the green screen studio using the iStopMotion app.
These COOL CATS (AKA Pete the Cats) were then app smashed with:
Green Screen by DoInk app + the camera roll + iMovie app
to retell Pete the Cat...I Love My White Shoes.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Stop Motion Movie Studio...

This week our TECH-NOVATION space has transformed into a STOP MOTION ANIMATION studio!!!
The kids can choose to make CLAYMATION movies with modeling clay or there are lots of other props (toys!) for them to choose from. All they have to do is let their imaginations take over!
Check back later this week for some finished movies!

How are we making these movies? 
Today we learned how to use a couple different stop motion apps: 

iStopMotion app ($11.99)
This would be the app of choice when app smashing with Green Screen by DoInk or importing into iMovie.
Audio sounds or music can be recorded over the movie clips and this app is highly rated in the stop motion app world! :)

Lego Movie Maker (FREE APP)
**Everyone got pretty excited about this app - it was the favorite between the 2 apps. This app allows the kids to have a finished movie in a short amount of time and it has a bunch of fun editing features. Plus it's FREE!!!

Here's a quick example I made as a demo for one of the classes...
it probably took 4 mins. to make and we all loved it!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


The 3rd-6th graders had a blast creating MEMES today using a FREE APP called...

Welcome to the TECH-NOVATION Space!

This doesn't look like 2nd Grade anymore!!! Loving the flexible seating and lower tables!

Week 1: i'M a Tech Ninja!

Day 1: The 1st & 2nd graders completed an iPad basics training and earned their license to use the iPads! Here are the basic skills they had to demonstrate while completing this checklist...
Day 2: Doodle Buddy (FREE APP)
The Tech Ninjas had fun exploring all the Doodle Buddy app features. They saved their creations to the photo album and learned how to share it by emailing it to me.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

TOPS + Tech"KNOWLEDGE"ie = AppMazing Learning!

This summer our EDG TOPS 1st-6th grade students will have an AppMazing enrichment opportunity during their TECH-NOVATION specialist time!!!
We'll be learning how to use various tech tools to create APP SMASHING iMovies, code with Makey Makeys & Ozobots, write and produce book trailers that will be on display at the Maplewood & Roseville Ramsey County Libraries, and learn how to use an augmented reality app called Aurasma. Through the use of these tech tools, the learning focus for our students will be to: create, design, problem solve, and collaborate/communicate with their peers. Of course we will have a lot of FUN too!!! :)
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