In Cool Tools we completed a different technology project each day. Below is a summary of our week.
Monday - Students created interactive posters called Glogs. The Glogs were used to introduce the students to one another and also to introduce them to different technology. Click on the links below to see their Glogs.
Tuesday - Today we introduced the students to online animations. Students came up with original story ideas and created their own animations using a program called GoAnimate. You can see their projects below.
Wednesday - Students worked on a Lego robotics project. We introduced the Lego sets to the students and discussed the concept of gears. They then built spinners and modified them to spin as long as possible. There are pictures of the spinners in the slideshow at the end of this post.
Thursday and Friday - On Thursday we discussed digital photography. We talked about different camera angles and shots. The students took pictures using Photo Booth and then went for a photo scavenger hunt outside. They then put the pictures into a slideshow with music. On Friday, we went over making videos. Students created short videos and learned how to use the green screen. You can find the slideshows and videos on our Vimeo site at https://vimeo.com/album/2044328. The password is August12.
Below is a slideshow from our week. Most of the pictures are from our afternoon writing class.