Students in Mrs. Bier’s writing class researched and wrote interactive Science books on various topics like electricity, rocks and minerals, and magnets! Along the way, the took videos and pictures and even completed science experiments.
There are two versions of each book: epub and pdf. The epub contains videos and audio and can be downloaded in iBooks (on an iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch) or any other ebook reader. The pdf can be downloaded on a computer and printed but does not have interactive features. Check them two examples below.
Atoms, Electricity and Molecules
Students in Mrs. Mulvaney’s and Mrs. Downey’s class have been reading a book about the San Francisco Earthquake. Mrs. Downey created an activity where students used iPads to demonstrate their understanding of the parts of a non-fiction book, as well as a few concepts from the book itself. These students had worked with Pic Collage before when creating bat posters, but this is the first time they worked on a project without any technology support from me. They did a wonderful job and even posted their creations on their blogs! Check out a few examples below! If you would, while you are checking them out, leave a comment! The student’s love to get comments on their work!
Students in Mrs. Mulvaney and Mrs. Downey’s Language Arts Class are at it again! This time they created Cause and Effect Popplets about the book Rosa Parks: Freedom Rider. Many of them blog with different teachers, but you can see their work by clicking on the links below.
Watch on-line streaming videos of children’s books read aloud by celebrities! Check out the Read to Me Website!
On this site, children’s storybooks are read aloud by celebrities and storytellers. Books are available for watching and there are even lesson plans to help you incorporate the Read-To-Me videos. You will see such stories as Fancy Nancy, Duck Soup, Excuse Me, Chrysanthemum, and even Hooray Hose (with Sign Language). Very cool!