As a generalist MYP teacher, I cover a number of subjects – humanities based – within the lower middle school grade levels. One of the many advantages to this is that it allows for transdisciplinary learning PYP style. This semester we are making iBook ePortfolios. Read More
Eighteen months ago we made the slightly crazy decision to buy four iPads for me to use in the classroom. The application and purchasing process to get apps on the shared elementary iPad cart the school owned was very lengthy so I just got my own. Expensive but easy! Read More
This sneak peak is of a music education resource we are currently making with the amazing Karen Carey and the very talented Ironwood Ensemble! For this project we are commissioning U.K. illustrator Rebecca Burgees to create a series of three caricatures of the great composer. Here is the Home page:
UPDATE August 2016: maybe an iBook…
Armed with our new website and prepared with the experience of the Happy Prince, we were over the moon when International Grammar School approached us to do another iBook. This time it was a much larger project: three books publishing compositions of three classes of Year 8 students.
Reading through this blog I realise there isn’t anything written about the project that inspired us to get into this work – The Happy Prince Project.
Two years ago we worked with students at the International Grammar School to create a iBook. The students were apart of an extension group identified as gifted in music composition that Samuel, as Composer in Residence, was working with. He worked with the student to write music inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story of the Happy Prince. I created the images, narrated the story and then pulled it all together into an iBook. Samuel then published to iTunes.
There were a few hiccups along the way – problems with font and uploading mainly – but these only helped us refine our process of consultation. I sentimentally love this book and how I was shown through it a passion I didn’t know I had.