Tag Archives: iMovie

Pop-Up Poetry: 3D Digital Storybook!

10 Mar

McKeel Elementary Academy loves our Ladibug Document Cameras! Here’s how we used them to enhance our participation in World Read Aloud Day 2011.

During the week prior to the event, 3rd-5th grade gifted students composed original poetry and designed pop-up illustrations to go with them. On World Read Aloud Day, students used Garageband to create mp3s of themselves reading their creative poems aloud. Then, we used our Ladibug 3D Document Camera to share the poems and illustrations on our interactive white board (and screen capture the images) in both 2D and 3D! Finally, the students collected the pieces into a Pop-Up Poetry anthology using iMovie… which will be shared with the whole school – and you!

This was our first time creating with the Ladibug 3D document camera and here is a snapshot of their work! My students LOVE hearing feedback from their online audience, so please let us know what you think.

Pop-Up Poetry 3D Edition
(Viewed with red-cyan anaglyph 3D glasses; red lens over left eye)

Pop-Up Poetry 2D Edition

To find out more about our World Read Aloud Day, check out this blog entry.

Student Films Featured at Platform .5!

3 Feb

This Saturday Night, February 5th, two student-created films from my students will be featured in our county-wide student art show, Platform .5. I’m so proud of them!! Here are the videos….


The Penny Wars Video was created by 3 second and third grade students. Yes, they came up with the concept, wrote the script, created all of the props, recruited actors, and put this together. Let’s just say, this was the best fundraising year we’ve had for Pasta for Pennies and we are so glad to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


This video was created as a Creative Problem Solving project by a group of 5th graders. They had a great time taking something ordinary and turning it into a terrifying character, especially in the first person film style of Cloverfield or Blair Witch Project.

Enjoy!