Author Archives: Jeff Lewis

Choose Your Own Adventure

Looking for some fun activities for your students to do the last few weeks of school? Check out these student-made, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories on YouTube. If you’d like details on how they were made, click here, but otherwise, enjoy the games! … Continue reading

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Try these Student Created Games

Are you classroom computers sitting unused, or are you hoping to use more kid-created content for your 1:1 class? Look no further! We have a Choose Your Own Adventure Story as well as some grammar games your students can play. … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Storytelling, iMovie, iPad Apps, Video, Youtube |

Course 5 Final Project, 1.5 years later

A year and a half has passed since I finished my last COETAIL project, a student created video dictionary. Even though our students made more than 100 videos for the dictionary, I saw it as just a beginning with the potential … Continue reading

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Adding Audio in YouTube Editor

In February I attended my second Google Apps for Education Summit (GAFE), two years after my initial one, and having already published heaps of student/teacher content on YouTube, I was looking for a few new ways to use Google Apps with my students. … Continue reading

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Digital Choose Your Own Adventure Story (update)

It’s been a couple of months since I first wrote about the idea of having students use YouTube annotations to create a Choose Your Own Adventure Story. The group working on this only meets for an hour a week, so … Continue reading

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70,000 Views on My Student/Teacher YouTube Channel

A little over two years ago, I uploaded the first video to my school YouTube channel. It was a four minute song performance from third graders, “unlisted” so only people with the link could view it. A few months later, … Continue reading

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YouTube Annotations and Choose Your Own Adventure Stories

As a kid, my favorite book series was Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA), the classic sci-fi/adventure series where you made decisions throughout the story to change the outcome. The stories started the same, but quickly changed based on your choices, … Continue reading

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Recommended App – Road Movies (iphone)

Time to revive the blog after a long hiatus, and I’m going to start by following up on some recommendations I made in the past. I wrote about the iphone application Road Movies about a year ago. Please check out … Continue reading

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Student-Produced Images with “Draw Free” app

My third grade students are creating imovie documentaries on plants, a project first attempted over a year ago. One of the main tech lessons of the project is having student use “free-use” images instead of taking whatever photos they find on … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100+ Student-Created Videos (course 5 final project)

For my COETAIL final project, I had three goals. I wanted my students to: develop their vocabularies use technology to communicate their learning in new ways teach other students (from classes in our school and beyond) To achieve these goals, my … Continue reading

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