Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bethlehem Eyewitness Videos with the FaceJack app

This project was originally posted December of 2011.

This project is a perfect blend of art, technology, and storytelling.  The fourth and fifth graders began by creating construction paper portraits of a character from the Christmas story - an angel, a wise man,  a shepherd, Mary, or Josep. Features were outlined with black Sharpie marker.  Then students added another layer of color using chalk pastels.

 Here is a student created video showing some of the students at work with this project.

When students were finished, they wrote a first person narration telling about the Christmas story from their character's perspective.

Finally, they used the FaceJack app to photograph their artwork and record their story.  FaceJack allows you to select an area for a mouth, and that area will move up and down as you record your talking, creating talking artwork!  

(Note: FaceJack ($1.99) - currently not available in US iTunes store.  Try Face Talk or iFunFace)

Here are a few examples of the students' completed videos:

Bethlehem Eyewitness - Angel by Caroline from Southfield Christian School on Vimeo.

Wiseman - by Dubem from Southfield Christian School on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

PreK Sr. Seuss Cam

Originally posted on March 13, 2013 by kbosch

The PreK classes have been reading Dr. Seuss books and doing Dr. Seuss art, so it was such fun for Mrs. Vowles to use the Dr. Seuss Cam app to take the students’ pictures right inside of a Dr. Seuss picture!

Then Miss Bosch used the 30Hands app to record each student talking about their picture.  Check out the video to hear what the students had to say!

The 30Hands app is FABULOUS for creating narrated image videos!  You can use it with or without an account and can save the projects either to the camera roll or to your account.  It imports multiple photos at one time for your project.  And the best feature is that you can rerecord audio for each photo until you get it right, instead of having to start the entire project over!  And it’s FREE!

30hands  (free)

Archiving Pixels and Paintbrushes

NOTE:  I am currently trying to repost many of the entries that were originally published at my “Pixels and Paintbrushes” blog (which currently is not available due to a virus on the server where the blog was hosted).  Please pardon any irregularities that may be present!