Workshop Hands-On Activities

1. Interview

Apps Suggestions: Videolicious (free), AudioBoo (free)

You will interview a real, historic, or fictitious person. Ask them about a specific event in their lives (historic period, eye witness event, family story, contribution to society, expert advice, etc.)
  • Script introduction to the person you are interviewing, give background information about the person and formulate interview questions.
  • If using iMovie: Take an image of the real person you are interviewing (and maybe the surroundings/settings) or find and download an image (licensed under Creative Commons) of a fictitious person and pertinent images that would go with your interview. Import the images.
  • Record the audio of the interview
  • Keep your interview between 3-5 minutes

Export the movie to YouTube or Vimeo (if you have an account), then email me the link. If you do not have an account with these services send me the video file via Yousendit or Dropbox

Publish the audio file to AudioBoo, then email me the link to your audiobook and I will embed the file on the example page of this wiki

2. Book Recommendation

Apps Suggestions: Sonic Pics ($2.99), StoryKit(free)

  1. Decide on a book that you would like to recommend to a specific audience (your students, book club, parent community, teacher colleague, administrators, etc.)
  2. Write a short script to summarize the book, highlight why you feel your audience would like/benefit from reading it. Add further resources (links, websites, movies, other books on the topic, etc.) about the setting, characters, topic, author, etc.
  3. Find 5 visuals/images online to include in your recommendation.
  4. Use Sonic Pics and import the images, then record your script, advancing the slides as you are recording
  5. The Book recommendation is to be between 90 seconds and 3 Minutes

Please export your recommendation as a movie:
  • send to YouTube (if you already have an account) to then share the link with us. I will embed the video clip here on the wiki
  • email the movie to me, so I can upload the video clip to my account and embed it here on the wiki

3. Comic

Apps Suggestions: ComicBookk ($1.99), Comic Creator ($.99), Comic Strip ($0.99), Cartoon Studio Free ( Free), Strip Designer ($2.99)

You will develop a comic strip. Convey a message, an invented or true story, express interesting information about the topic of your choice.

(Ex. A current news event, cyberbullying, Netiquette, Online Safety, etc,)
  • Storyboard your comic, by deciding on your story, setting, characters, dialogue
  • Have 3-5 related images in your iPads Photo Album (take your own images or search for creative commons or public domain images online)
  • Use a Comic creation app of your choice.
  • Choose a layout to accommodate the number of your images
  • Import your images from the Camera roll or take you own images with the iPad's camera.
  • Add speech bubbles and stickers (if available)

Save your comic strip image and email to me

4. Create tutorial

Apps Suggestions: Showme App (free) or ScreenChomp (free)

  • Choose one of the above screenrecording witheboards.
  • Create a step by step Math tutorial for students (choose a grade level) or a tutorial that showcasing you favorite iPad app, you want your students to start using (take screenshots of your app to be included in tutorial)
  • Your tutorial should not be longer than 3 minutes

With SchowmeApp: Share the tutorial clip by uploading it to from within the app. You will need to create an account when prompted.

With ScreenChomp: send it to the "cloud"after recording is complete, you will receive a unique URL (Web address). Please note that URL and email it to me. I will share the link on the Wiki's example page.

5. Create an eBook

Apps Suggestions: Google Docs (web based), Book Creator for iPad ($4.99), Pages ($9.99)

Directions: Create an eBook with information for your students to read about a specific subject, topic or area of interest. (Ex. Monarch Butterflies, South American Countries, Student Created Essay or Poem Anthology, etc.)
  1. Create a word document in (Google Docs, Pages or Microsoft Word)
  2. In Pages save document as an ePub file. If you used Word or Google Docs, save as .doc, then convert the file with the free online ePub converter.
  3. Drop the ePub file into your iTunes library
  4. Sync iTunes library to your iBook
  5. Find and open your eBook in iBook.

Email the completed ePub file to be added to examples page.
More Resource

6. Edit a Google Doc
App: Google Drive

Editing Google Docs on The Go (Blog Post & Video)
Share your docs on the go with the improved Google Docs for mobile (Blog Post)
Create an account at or login.
Visit on the iPad.
Open a document and click edit.

Your work is automatically saved in "the cloud." It is backed up and you can access it from any web browser.

Try collaborative editing with us using this demo document at

Optional: Try creating a Form, which can easily be filled out on an iPad (for custom walk through or rubrics).

Addition Activities:

iPad Activities- Globally Connected Learning Consulting