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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Animal Adaptations - 2-C

The following items are animated books created using Google Slides with Ms. Citron's class...

From Ms. Citron:
The students in 2C researched a variety of animal adaptations, wrote introductions and created drafts of their findings.  These presentations reflect a variety of interpretations of this assignment, and builds on a year long curriculum, devoted to this concept.  Students are encouraged to continue to add to this body of work. 

The books...

(student projects listed alphabetically by first name)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Animal Adaptations - 2-O

The students of 2-O researched animals and the adaptations that are crucial to their survival.

After researching the adaptations and creating paper-based rough drafts of books the students used Google Slides to create dynamic, digital representations of their books. These books include all of the research and writing the students compiled as well as the creative elements such as call-outs and animations the students added at the end.

The books...

(student projects listed alphabetically by first name)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Stand-alone Presentations - 5th grade

One option for Capstone is to do a "stand-alone" presentation. By "stand-alone" we mean using a tool such as Google Slides to convey your information, without presenting it in person. "Stand-alone" means the presentation has to teach the viewer about your topic, convey your learning, without you there to verbalize the experience.

Whereas an in-person presentation will have a few, minimal, clean slides a "stand-alone" presentation will be much more detailed and will include far more slides than an Ignite or TED presentation. The presentation has to tell your story without you being there.

As 5th graders you have done similar things in the past with the rocketry unit.

Here are a few examples of "stand-alone" presentations that convey the experience without the need for someone to personally present it: