The first graders spent a few few weeks observing a rotting log habitat, learning about the food chain, and gathering information from print and electronic resources. They produced reports, created observational drawings and labeled their art.
Wanting to give them an additional way to express their new understanding (as well as practice producing digital content and all that that entails), the classroom teacher and I modeled how to use Explain Everything app and then sent them off in pairs to practice their reading. They then helped each other use the app to photograph and record their information.
The classroom teacher and I are excited to bring this app back to the students, introduce more tools, and watch the students' skills grow.
Where did they get their knowledge?
Here are the students gathering information.