I can't believe it is almost May. I am happily linking up with the Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried it Tuesday!
As some of you may know, I coach my elementary school's dance team. It is a six week (reoccurring) after school program for one hour a week. The kids LOVE it ALMOST as much as I do. I love dancing, choreographing, mixing music, and getting a chance to see students outside of the academic life. I love the sense of comradery we all have for each other and we all love preforming in front of the school for our monthly student recognition ceremonies!
We finished our last session yesterday and the students wanted to do something special. We use my cell phone to take pictures and videos throughout the school year of the team so this project was extra easy. We thought of the new students coming to our school next year (the school is only 4th and 5th) and wanted them to know about the Dance Team. We decided to make an informative video showing viewers what we do and how we do it, while giving them more information about the team.
I downloaded the app called SPLICE.
Have you heard of it? It's actually FREE and SUPER easy to use! I was going to create a tutorial for the app, but a quick youtube search showed many already made. I really liked the directions in this video.
We made the video during our dance team time and before we left, we had already emailed it to the principal. We are going to play it on the large, flat screen TV in the lobby. Parents and students coming to our school for tours will all get a chance to see our creation. I'd post it here, but it has a lot of school information, kids dancing, and me dancing in it...not something you want to see. haha
I will be using this app in the classroom. We are going to start by making a digital PenPal letter next week for the upcoming third graders. Enough kids in my class have ipods, that if they download the app at home, they can choose groups and have multiple projects going on.
This is a great activity to try out at the end of the year to help pass time. It is a perfect way to end a unit and have a student synthesize the newly learned information and it is a TON of fun!
I'm sure there are other movie making apps out there, but I stumbled upon this one and loved how user friendly it was! :)
Oh ya, don't forget about the awesome bloghop going on! Take your chance now for one of THREE TPT gift certificates and even a new pencil sharpener! :)