ISTE20Creative Constructor
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Leadership Summit
Edtech Advocacy &
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Set the Stage to Engage! Create With the Clips Video App

Location: W176bc

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, June 24, 10:30–11:30 am
Location: W176bc

Karen Bosch   Kristen Brooks   Cindy Herren  
People's Choice winner. Discover amazing and endless possibilities with Apple's Clips app! You’ll learn to make and share videos with text, graphics and effects while learning how to incorporate its use into your curriculum. Examples of teacher- and student-made Clips will inspire you to begin using this powerful learning tool.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Clips App

Keynote App
Assembly App
PicCollage App
Seesaw App

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of our presentation is to inform educators of practical and valuable ways to use Clips as a powerful learning tool in their classrooms.
Participants in our session will be able to:
Have a hands on experience using the Clips app - participants will leave having confidence in using this tool.

Use and integrate the Clips App as an effective classroom tool for annotating learning, storytelling, connecting to content, reflecting and communicating in a creative way

Lead students through storyboarding and script writing as tools to support creating with the Clips App.

Learn to create a multi-app project (App Smash) with ease

Explore strategies for presenting, sharing student made creations and building global connections with Clips projects

Explore lessons and project ideas that merge the use of Clips app with digital storytelling/creative writing, digital citizenship, and other Common Core/ISTE standards.

Participants will receive resources including tutorials, lesson ideas, and design tools to help educators get started with creating Clips projects with their students.


1) Introduction to the Clips app - overview of what the Clips app is and of why/how it can be used as an effective classroom learning tool. (5 minutes)
2) Strategies for introducing the Clips app to students. How to narrate and annotate video and photo clips. Demo of how to record live titles for closed captioning videos. (10 minutes)
3) Hands On Activity - try out the Live Title feature. (5 minutes) Follow up discussion about how this is a powerful accessibility tool.
4) “Clips Smashing” - ideas for combining clips with other apps. (5 minutes)
5) Student examples showing strategies for using Clips - Storytelling, Reports/Presentations, Documenting/Reflecting on Learning, Tutorials/Hints. (15 minutes)
6) Hands On Activity - build a short Clip introducing a unit or giving a tip. Share with another person in room or post on Twitter with hashtag #classroomclips. (15 minutes)
7) Publishing and Resources - discuss workflows for publishing Clips, share resource page with helpful tutorials and links to student examples. (5 minutes)

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Karen Bosch, Southfield Christian School

Karen Bosch is a PreK - 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. She loves helping educators explore creative ways to use technology to enhance learning. Recently, she has worked with her students to explore sketchnoting and 3D printing. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a 2016 Dremel Ideabuilder Ambassador. She was named the 2018 Michigan Technology Using Teacher of the Year by the MACUL organization. Check out her resources at

Kristen Brooks, Cherokee County School District

Kristen Brooks is the K-5th Technology Teacher in the iPad Lab at Woodstock Elementary. A 23-year veteran teacher, Brooks opened the first iPad Lab in her district. She enjoys presenting her K-12 technology integration practices at conferences. Brooks was a Featured Speaker at the 2018 Superior Tech for Teachers Conference (ST4T) in Clearwater, FL. She hopes to make technology integration simple to understand for teachers and their students. Kristen is a Certified BrainPOP Educator, an OSMO & Seesaw ambassador, a teacher advisor for CodeSpark, a 2015 PBS Digital Innovator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, & a 2017 Apple Distinguished Educator.

Cindy Herren, Cindy Herren

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