Monthly Archive for February, 2014

Snap a picture and write a guide – Snapguide

The great thing about smartphones and tablets is that they literally allow you to ‘work on the go’ – you see a scene or an object you like, you can snap a picture, tweak it and upload it onto your favourite social networking site – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – in minutes. You can also take a number of pictures in sequence to create a sort of order – a guide, if you like – and if you have the right app, publish it and share it in very little time and with very little effort. The App in question being Snapguide – available at the moment only on iOS devices (iPod, iPhone and iPad), with an Android version on the way, as well as a full version online at www.snapguide.com.

Snap Guide Home Screen

What is Snapguide?

Imagine YouTube, but with an explanatory note included. Students start by taking pictures and videos, and embed them together in a Guide (hence – Snap – Guide!).  They just need to put the pictures in order – say, they are at a cookery or art lesson –  and add instructions or notes accordingly. Snapguide also allows students to fill in the ‘cover page’ – which can either be a list of materials or items needed – so that whoever views the guide can see at a glance what is needed. The guide can then be uploaded, shared (according to the uploders’ preferences),  embedded, etc. Users will be able to share their Guides – and others will be able to search for the guides – rather like one would search for a YouTube video.

And what better way to explain how to use Snap Guide, if not by demonstrating it via a Snapguide ? Click on the guide below to learn more.

Check out How to Use Snapguide by Tabitha Johnson on Snapguide.

It is also worth to take a look at Snapguide’s FAQ’s, which are very comprehesive and easily understandable even by young students: https://snapguide.com/about/faq

Amanda :)

And the winner of the eTwinning Prizes 12-15…Health4Life, A Maltese Project!

Ms. Nathalie Scerri and Ms. Marisa Grima, together with their students at St. Theresa College, Mriehel Girls’ Secondary, have taken home the prestigious eTwinning European Prize 2013 in the Secondary Schools Category (12-15). Ms. Scerri and Ms. Grima have worked tirelessly with their pupils on the project and this can be seen in the final results.

Health4life is an ambitious project aiming to deal with various aspects of life that might affect the health of individuals. It dealt with different topics that influence an individual’s health. Topics discussed were multi-disciplinary and included: diet, exercise, cosmetics and the skin, teenage addictions (e.g. smoking, drugs, alcohol, piercings and tattoos), unprotected sex leading to STDs, digital addictions (e.g. excessive usage of computers and MP4s) and pollution.

Booklet produced by students

Through this project it was possible to teach the Biology syllabus in a more creative and interesting way. Health issues also form part of other curricular syllabi, so this project served as a cross-curricular activity.  In our opinion students had fun learning and achieved better end results! Students realised that curricular subjects (such as Physics, Biology and Environmental Studies) may be integrated.

Well done to the teachers and students involved…A great honour for Malta! :)

eTwinning Book 2013 is now online!

The eTwinning Book 2013 is now online. Key audience is the eTwinning ambassadors – this virtual publication is to give them a voice, visibility and recognition.
New eTwinners will get practical information on how to start their eTwinning experience and more advanced users will be able to enrich the knowledge they already have.

The book is available online here: http://ebook2013.etwinning.net/en/pub/index.htm.