July Guest Blogger #1

This month I am going to be hosting some guest bloggers who will share their "techie" passion with YOU. First up is Heidi form Mrs. Samuelson's Swamp Frogs:

Swamp Frogs

Hi Ya'll,
I'm Heidi from "Mrs. Samuelson's Swamp Frogs"!
So excited to hop over to Julie's wonderful blog
to share some thoughts about 
with you!

I love having my students create using 
iPads to share with an authentic audience.

An easy way to do this is through "app-smashing" 
a couple of my favorite apps together to get
a smashingly good looking end product!

We set out to create an eBook using 
information we gathered after researching the 
artist Laurel Burch.

After creating "Fantastic Feline" pictures in Art class, students wrote 
nonfictional paragraphs about their research ...
Then took pictures of their artwork using the 
iPad cameras. 
The next step had students 
importing the pictures into the 
ChatterPixKids app and recorded their 

Next they uploaded their movies into our

Each student was able to choose the color and font to type in their
story as well as add the movie from the ChatterPixKids projects.

Our eBook was uploaded to iTunes and is available to be 
downloaded for my students to share with their families.
I was also able to share the eBooks 
as PDFs with my parents.

Thanks for letting me share some of my passion about
using technology to create with my students.

I hope you'll consider joining me to share more
engaging and effective apps 
on my next Twitter Chat

I'll be sharing more app smashing ideas and activities
on August 1st
@ 1:00pm CTZ