Challenge 7: SonicPics
Gather ‘round the campfire as we cook up some delicious fireside fare. We’re sure you’re all going beyond s’mores and roasted weenies in your summer dining -- share the goodness with your fellow campers! Take three pictures of something nice you’ve had to eat or drink over the summer. You will assemble those pictures into a narrated slide show using SonicPics. (If you don’t have your iPad handy during a dining adventure, feel free to search online for images of things you’ve eaten -- or wish you had!) Post your slide show to our blog with a brief reflection.
SonicPics is a digital storytelling app. It’s a great way to sync images with narration without any complicated editing -- when you flip from one image to the next, that timing is recorded along with your voice.
SonicPics is one of the first apps we really fell in love with at Burley. It’s so easy and can be used in for many purposes to create authentic student media. Students can use this tool in any subject to explain a process or thoughts. They can narrate over images to create a multimedia book talk, record their questioning/wondering, reflect on classroom anchor charts or learning experiences, explain content area concepts, describe a process or “how-to”, and so on. Teachers can use SonicPics to document and assess reading fluency by having students snap a photo of text and record the passage. Young kids can create a multimedia publication of a writer’s workshop book by snapping photos of each page and then reading their work aloud. Kids can also create ebooks of classroom favorites in this way (for internal sharing only due to copyright issues). The possibilities are endless!
Experiment with using different types of images in SonicPics. Test the title/caption feature. Practice recording and re-recording by going back to the original project and doing a “second take,” much as you might want students to do! The same project can be recorded over and over again.
To earn your badge
Create and share a recorded slide show of at least 3 images and post it to the blog with a brief reflection. Title and categorize your post as Challenge 7.