Using technology thoughtfully and effectively is an important part of today’s classrooms. Not only can technology integration engage students, it can help them better understand key concepts and real world applications for problem solving. Technology can enhance learning and often encourages collaboration among students.
The Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera helps teachers integrate technology tools into their daily instruction. This device is a projection camera and web cam for sharing photos and videos with your class. The Luna Interactive Projection Camera can be connected to USB ports on a PC and Mac computer taking advantage of established projector connections. It’s small, portable and easy to set up.
Visit the Calloway House website to learn more about the Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera and how it can be used in your classroom!
Shadow Puppet is an amazing app that is perfect for students of all ages. Children can take still images and bring them to life with narration using this story telling tool. Shadow Puppet lets users zoom into pictures as they narrate a slideshow.
There are lots of ways to use this app in the classroom and Shadow Puppet features some great ideas on their Pinterest page and blog. Students can describe what they learned during a field trip using pictures they’ve taken with their mobile device, or document the steps they took during a science experiment with a combination of images and narration.
This app is a must have for teachers looking for a creative way to have their students tell a story or recount events from an important school event. Try including your Shadow Puppet creations in your students’ digital portfolio!
iPads are a great tool for content consumption but there are plenty of free iPad apps that help students create content too! Our Story for iPad lets users write their own stories using images saved on their iPad camera roll. Add text and record your voice for each page before sharing your final product as a PDF or zip file.
Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching ELA on iPads: story maps, figurative language, fluency, current events, and more!
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