In a follow-up conversation with the teacher, I learned that the students were putting the finishing touches on their stories and the teacher was looking for a way to publish and share their work. I gave her the idea to publish an anthology to iTunes so the students and parents would be able to download their work at home. Knowing their work would be available in iTunes and be accessible by anyone would give students added motivation to push themselves further.
When we met again after the students had finished their work, we started discussing the process of publishing to iTunes. Through discussion, the teacher realized the students would have very little involvement in the publishing process, and had an even better idea for students to use Book Creator to make a video of their stories which they could then share to SeeSaw and YouTube.
Here is what we did:
- Students created their stories on paper
- Students then took pictures of each page of their stories and insert the pictures into Book Creator
- Students recorded themselves reading their stories
- The book was then exported as a video to the iPad's camera roll
During the publishing process, I made a sample of what was to become of the stories [above] and Tweeted it out. Roxanne Levette in Australia saw it, and had her students comment.
Yr 2 Ss from Perth, Australia are giving feedback to Yr 1 Ss from Kaohsiung American School https://t.co/OJLEaA2P4O pic.twitter.com/qYFzbUGFSs— Roxanne Levett (@roxanne_levett) December 6, 2015