Our first grade students were researching animals in small groups, and we wanted to step up the typical “book writing” on a typical template on paper.
We came up with an idea for our students to draw images of their part of the graphic organizer (ie. habitat, baby, food, etc.)
Students were given the task to draw their animal and save it to the camera roll.
Then we used an app called, Chatterpix, to record our research and use our own animal pictures! These animals were now able to “talk” with our students voice!
Then, we wanted to step it up a bit!
We added some green screen fun to create some more engaging videos to publish our research!
We painted a wall in our computer lab green and used one of the great green screen apps to put our students within a photo of their chosen animal!
They really, really got into it and loved every minute of this lesson!
They were given CHOICE of photos and allowed to be creative, which was so exciting to see! Check out our work!