I visited Year 8 Spanish at Bedford Girls’ School. The girls practised food-related roleplays and used Apple Clips to record their speaking for assessment.
It’s always good to extend your STEM wings with other departments. I was invited along to join Year 8 at London’s Science Museum by the Bedford Girls’ School Maths Department. Apple’s Clips app was the perfect tool to create a summary video for our school’s marketing department to tweet.
Since Academy, I have been on the lookout for a good multi-touch book project to use animation effectively within. A GCSE PE project has given me multiple opportunities to illustrate – from movements of the joints to the way blood moves through the heart and planes and axes.
I use a lot of vector art, which I draw straight into iBooks Author since it is so quick and effective. (I draw in Keynote too, but by drawing into iBA directly, it is retained as a shape, editable, and is retained as xml so is incredibly lightweight.)
To give you an idea of how this looks in the book, I exported a couple of videos:
Currently constructing a GCSE Physical Education multi-touch book for @Team_BGS which includes a lot of anatomy. Stages of a heart beating drawn and animated using keynote. @AppleEDU #AppleEDUchat @BedfordGirlsSch pic.twitter.com/sfTBoVgM9y
— BGS Digital Creator (@BGS_DigitalC) March 7, 2018
— BGS Digital Creator (@BGS_DigitalC) March 21, 2018
I run a Guide unit each week in a church hall. It’s about as low-tech as I can get in comparison to the day-job, but I think in a way that’s a good thing. When you have a classroom full of students with iPads, it can occasionally make you forget how to approach things unplugged.
Girlguiding is currently changing the programme (loosely, the curriculum) nationally for all units, which is a very positive step. It last changed significantly when I was still at the age to be one of my Guides. This means they are testing activities, refining the offering for this summer. The girls in my unit chose to try out a shadow puppet storytelling activity. As one can’t watch a performance when you’re in it, we recorded their progress just like the students in my classroom might independently with their iPad.
— Kit (@katigori) March 14, 2018
I compiled a summary of what they got up to using Apple’s Clips App, and then tweeted it. Members of the programme team were delighted to see.
Wow!! Amazing video showing Guides from @BedsGuides having a fab time trying out the new @Girlguiding programme activities- way to go!! 👍👍 check this out @gembenton @ThisIsKatLee https://t.co/BZLT6kR5nf
— Jess Bond (@JessBond247) March 15, 2018
I visited KS3 Design Technology lessons to help demonstrate how the students can use Clips to document their practical process in a much more concise and fun way than iMovie.
Off the back of ADE Academy 2017, we were encouraged to create our own series of #ClassroomClips . As iBooks Author is my specialism, I created a set of clips to illustrate some tricks.
— BGS Digital Creator (@BGS_DigitalC) July 28, 2017
— Kit (@katigori) July 20, 2017
— Linda McCusker (@l_mc_c) July 20, 2017
— Sebah (@sebahalali) July 20, 2017
It was the annual day out for all the yeargroups, so James and I both challenged each other to document the day. I went with Year 10 to Alton Towers, and put together this Clip on the coach back.
— BGS Digital Creator (@BGS_DigitalC) June 30, 2017
With all the news of #ADE2017 still fresh, had to give Clips a bit of a play. It’s definitely rather addictive. I’ve found myself mucking about with it, and I’ve barely scratched the surface of what it’s capable of.
The app feels like a sibling to iMovie on the iPad, while bringing the handy editing features of Photos together. Once I’d mucked around a bit everything felt familiar.
The voice dictation is an exciting feature, and it’s handy to know you can edit the text, as it’s not always spot on.
Definitely need to play with it on the iPad and create some good examples with students and colleagues. Might be a new addition to our Year 7 work on Inside the Computer.
Here’s an example of one embedded in a tweet:
— Kit (@katigori) April 8, 2017
I let out an excited squeal when the email arrived from California. I’d just got home from school where I’d been working solidly in the Easter holiday peace when it arrived (us Digital Design Creators still toil while corridors fall quiet).
With only 9 months of work behind me when I made my 2 minute pitch video, I thought I was an outsider.
Still not come down from the ceiling – what a Monday!!
Created for our Year 7 students who are creating their own eBooks about computer systems using Book Creator. The girls completed an Explain Everything presentation about non-volatile storage and then exported it as a video to add to the book. At the end of the course their completed eBook will be graded.
We added the video to their iTunes U course to help.