Here is a great app to use in the Science classroom as an alternative to some of the other video sites and informational feeds that your students are used to. This is great for all levels!
Text Version of Instructions
Tap/click on the Science 360 app
There is a short pause while the application is being loading
There is a panoramic view
Slide your finger over the panoramic view in order to see different videos and/or pictures of the topic you are looking for.
Video and pictures
Tap the star to add video to your favorite file favorite
To send the video to yourself or a friend, tap the box with the arrow.
Tap the box with the three dots inside if you are interested in topics related to the current video
Tap the Three horizontal lines if you would like to read a short informational synopsis about the video.
The videos are short so play a bit in order to find a video that fits your standard based lesson today.
Ask students to watch a video that you have already previewed via LCD projector or individually or in groups if you have classroom iPads.
In small groups (2-3) have the students (TIPS) Think Ink Pair Share with each other.
Give the students a question to answer during their TIPS discussion.
First lesson idea: If you only have one iPad in the classroom use the Splashtop WhiteBoard to have each group write one descriptive word that explains the video. Have the iPad scribe write the word on the ipad. Then have the group leader give the iPad to the next group. (Give each group 3 minutes to come up with their word and start passing the iPad around the room.)
Second lesson idea: This is a great way to use a describing thinking map where each group can write their descriptive word on the board in a large classroom thinking map.