Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Great App for Your Class and Home

Shout out to Dr. Geoff Price for showing his students and me this really neat app for Apple products called Green Screen by Do Ink for just $2.99.  Used on the iPad, this program allows you to insert your own background into a photo or movie using the same basic concept of a green screen that news and multimedia producers use. 

The app is user-friendly and a lot of fun.  In my elementary education field experience lab course today, we had planned on taking basic photos so that they could create their bulletin board in the hallway dedicated to their cohort.  One of the students suggested using the Green Screen app, so we borrowed Dr. Price's iPad and green tarp and each student uploaded their self-selected background and took their photo. It only took a matter of minutes.  They made me take one as well with my other children - the Potato Head family! (see pictures below)

In the classroom, this is a great tool for projects like creating weather reports (since you can insert a map and add a voiceover), demonstrating geographic concepts or locations, or narrating a cartoon or scene from a movie.  I am still learning the product, so there are many functions I have yet to learn, but I have found it extremely easy to play with and enjoy.

At home, I already have plans to use this for Ryder to have fun inserting himself into various Potato Head pictures and other cartoon "friends" of his.

Jess and her goldfish

Melanie running in Chicago

Evelyn, Dora, Boots, and Swiper

The Potato Head Family

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is:



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!