One Second Everyday is an iOS documenting app that allows you to film a second of video every day. All your seconds can then be combined to create a short movie (check out this example video made by the app developer). Its slogan is:
Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life…
Cesar Kuriyama, the app developer, showcased his app on TEDTalks. He explained that capturing a second of every day changed the way he lived his life. He felt he needed to do something amazing everyday. As teachers, we should enter our classrooms with the same mentality: strive everyday to facilitate and enhance learning in an awe-inspiring approach.
Any teacher with an iOS device can use this app to record the events of her or his school year. 270 school days can be recorded into a movie that is less than 5 minutes long. To summarize a school year, teachers often show end-of-the-year slideshows to their students. Instead of showing a boring slideshow, why not present a movie that captures memories of each school day.
I plan to start using this app very soon. But there is one thing that is stopping me. THERE ISN’T AN ANDROID APP YET! I do have an iPad 2, but the quality of the camera is horrible. Instead, I would like to use my Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android) smartphone to capture my school year. But this will have to wait.