This week’s Phun Phriday post is about an iPad app called Hyper. Billed as a video magazine, this free app delivers a new set of hand-picked videos to you every day. According to the app’s description, film-makers choose the posts for each issue.
This is not an app I would recommend downloading on student iPads (particularly in elementary school). However, you may discover videos that you will want to share with your students. For example, my 5th graders are reading The Giver, and the October 28th issue offers a video from Neil deGrasse Tyson called, “Say No to a Dystopian Tomorrow.”
You may also find some inspiration in your Hyper video magazine. The 10/29/15 issue featured a story called, “Special Ed Real World Lessons,” that brought happy tears to my eyes.
And then there are the ones that are just plain amusing, like Emeril Lagasse’s explanation of the origin of his trademark “BAM!” in the October 27th edition.
The videos are culled from many places such as National Geographic and Soul Pancake. Yes, you could find them yourself. But it sure is nice to have them delivered to you each day :)