This lesson not only lets students incorporate tech in a meaningful way, not just for tech’s sake, but lets them truly adapt a different voice and unique perspective. While most of my students’ work can be found here, below is just a sample of the finished product.
Now that we have made it into the second week of the Great American Teach Off, I promised my kids I would share our first video on my blog. So promise kept kids!
If you would like to use KidBlog with your students, my students decided to make a How To video. The students cover how to post, how to be safe, adding images, leaving a comment, and how to change font. mY students wrote the script, directed and acted in this, oh how I love it when kids teach kids.
I often wonder whether I made a difference, I think after watching this video, made by my students, I know the answer.
For the past two years, my phenomenal tech teacher, Myrna Heilman, has spearheaded the Diary of project in the 4th grade. The students get to research an animal of their choosing, write down 10 facts at least and then create a movie pretending to be their animal. This is based on the books in the “Diary of a Fly” series and this lesson plan.