Stop Motion Studio App Tips for EdTech iBooks Author Project

Stop Motion Studio iOS iPad App Tips | EdTech iBooks Author Project | English Language Arts Students | Sanger ISD EdTechChris.com This post looks at smoothing out animation when using the Stop Motion Studio iOS app on the iPad. It is written for the students in Mrs. Cassie Miller’s English Language Arts class in Sanger ISD. Fixing jerky, unnatural motion or animation going too fast Basically this is the same issue. Having an understanding of…

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iPad + Milk Crate = Document Camera

The iPad+MilkCrate idea originated in working with my wife’s English class on their iBooks Author Project.  We had a need for something cheap, fast, and easy that the kids could use to either record a paper slide presentation and/or do stop-motion paper animation. I’m aware that there are plenty of digital ways of doing this, but kids seem to like having choices. Combining analog with digital media can produce some very novel results that preserve…

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Our 4th Grade Texas History iBook on Native Americans of Texas is Now in iTunes

Our 4th Grade Texas History iBook on Native Americans of Texas is Now in iTunes. Native Americans of Texas describes the various tribes of Native Americans who populated Texas prior to 1830. This work is created by 4th grade students in Mrs. Belita Morris’s Texas History class at Clear Creek Intermediate School in Sanger ISD. The students worked very hard on their chapters while having fun. They were really excited to see their work get published….

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Using an iBooks Author Project to Teach Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to 10th Graders

by Cassie Miller We started the iBooks Author project as an experiment for our IT director, Chris Miller. None of the kids knew how to use it, as it had been out as an app for just a short time. I couldn’t help them or teach them how to use it – I was clueless! I could help with the content, but the kids had to figure the how-to and ins-and-outs on their own. And…

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