Submitted by jgerlach on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 8:22pm.
With the free music app, Music Maker Jam, you can make your own amazing tracks – it’s fun and fast! Simply start the app, choose three free music styles and start combining sounds to make your own songs.
Submitted by jgerlach on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 8:15pm.
iXplain is a screencasting app for recording a lesson or to explain something. Drawing and explaining at the same time is an easy way to explain a difficult topic. It records your voice and pen. When the recording is finished, you can playback the recording or export it to an mp4 format to share. You can import images and annotate over them.
Submitted by jgerlach on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 8:08pm.
Turtle is a coding app that allows students to drag and drop command lines to create programs. The command lines all relate to a digital representation of a turtle on a grid. Every command will cause the turtle to do something different. Because it is drag and drop, the entry point for students is the visual interface of the turtle movements. Through exposure, they are able to begin to understand the coding language that informs these movements. Turtle encourages problem-solving, project design and creative expression.
Submitted by jgerlach on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 7:57pm.
Kodu is a rich tool for narrative creation and storytelling. Kodu lets you create games through a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game with no design or programming skills.
Kodu Teaches more than programming. Kodu introduces the logic and problem solving of programming. Kodu introduces conditions and sequences, which teaches cause and effect. Students learn about cooperation, logic and creativity in addition to programming.
Submitted by MsRentz on Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:20pm.
This unit is an introduction to using the Google Classroom. In it, students have lessons that utilize some of the different features in the classroom, focusing on the materials the teacher pushes out to students. The first lesson concerns logging in and the difference between an announcement and assignment.
Submitted by rachelcook on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:09am.
The following unit will introduce and guide students through the process of editing photography using the Photoshop Elements program. Not only will the students be provided basic skills, but will also learn how to enhance, retouch and create.