So with the success of our first video, we felt it was only fair to do another video for our younger students. They are also earning paws and collecting them to spend at our Edmunds School Store. To get them excited about earning paws, we felt that a little WHAM! was in order...
First Music Video... 02/09/2012
Okay, so our school is doing a PBIS promotion where the students are awarded yellow "paws" when staff members notice respectful, responsible, safe, or caring behaviors. As soon as a class earns 250 paws, they get a pizza party. The promotion will then increase to 300 paws, and so on. To help get the school excited, a few of us teachers put together a rap video.
I have dabbled with grageband and iMovie, but this is my first attempt at something from scratch (beat, lyrics, filming, and editing). Let me know what you think and hopefully you get a smile out of it! :)
Class Set of iPads + iCloud Issues... 02/06/2012
Okay, so this only pertains to those of you who are managing a cart or more of ipads on a single iTunes account. When the IOS 5 update came through, I (painfully) updated all of the iPads. A long and tedious process, but I felt it would be worth it for the use of the iCloud. All was going smoothly until last week when I started getting e-mails about the iCloud being full. I'm not sure why I didn't think of this, but with only 5 GB and 30 student ipads full of photos, videos, and apps, it filled up VERY quickly. The most frustrating thing about the iCloud space being full was that I was having a hard time adding new apps. I am by no means an Apple Technician, but feel pretty competent when it comes to these things. I troubleshooted all of the ways I could think of and finally ended up turning off the iCloud backup on each iPad and starting from scratch. The iPads are working fine and now and we are rolling again. One of those unexpected hiccups and events to learn from. iCloud is fantastic for a single user, but a bit more challenging if you are managing 30+. If anyone has any thoughts on this, I would love to h