The power of the voice!
I have been really enjoying creating projects with our iPads that involve recording voice. In the last two weeks, I have been working with our Kindergarten students to record their ideas about being a bucket filler.
In their classroom, the Kindergarten students have been reading the book; "Have you filled a bucket today?" by Carol McCloud. They have discussed what it means to fill someones bucket on a regular basis in their classroom.
As a follow up task, and to share their ideas with others, we decided to capture their thoughts about bucket filling using their classroom iPad. During centre time, I worked with small groups and 1-on-1 with students to show them how to record themselves using a voice recorder app.
Once the voice was recorded, the students listened back to see if they were happy with what they had said. If they were, we tried to record more ideas. If they weren't happy, we started again. In this particular project we didn't create any success criteria for voice recording but will definitely look at creating a rubric with them the next time we do this, especially now they have some experience at doing it.
To get the recording off the iPad we exported to the iPad camera roll. It saves as a Quicktime file and can then be downloaded to the Camera Roll. As I manage the iPads, I downloaded each student's files as they were finished, and added them to a album in my iPhoto App. I also shared them with the teacher through a share point in our Community Folder on our school server.
We are still figuring out what we do with the audio now. We're thinking of putting into a video for an assembly next month. Any other ideas out there?