Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monologue Tests

We have almost finished our Lorax Monologues so I've been investigating how we might be able to record them.  First we tried the 'Puppetpal' app on the ipads but you have to buy the full version ($6) to import your own photos, then we tried blabberize.  They got it working but I don't seem to be able to play it?  Let me know if anyone has any luck listening to Kayleigh's monologue?  

Now I have just tried the fotobabble app on the ipad to see if that works.  The mouth doesn't move around but you get the idea...

The untapped potential of using the iPads is enormous!  I have really enjoyed the challenge of getting my head around learning, using, learning to use and using to learn the iPads.  One thing I must remember to do is read the 'Costumer feedback' on the apps.  If it's a dud, people usually say it and you can save your money.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Napier School Visits 2012

Wow.  I don't quite know where to start.  What an eclectic group of schools we visited.  During my time there it was clarified for me that we are beginning the process of writing the next school charter.  So we visited these schools to help us inform this decision.  I must say, it was a really effective way using the Ipad to create my notes on a keynote - it was really easy to take photos to back up what I saw or wanted to say. Gosh! Each school was so different.  I have so many questions and wonderings that I don't know where to start.  I might sleep on this one... what does it all mean?