Each week, I present my students with a technology project. The project correlates with their weekly basal story. I post the project on Edmodo, and they are given time to work on the project during their literacy centers time, lab time, and at home. Each week, they create a presentation using some sort of web based tool and write a blog using Kidblog. Here is the project I posted for How Night Came from the Sea. (We use Scott Foresman Reading Street Grade 4.)
This week's story is a Pourquoi Tale of how night and day came to be. We are going to discuss one very important part of night-SLEEP!
1-Research why people need to sleep. Find at least 5 reasons that sleep helps our bodies. Save at least 3 pictures onto your jump drive.
2-Create a Glogster poster encouraging people to get a full night's sleep. The username is XXXXX. The password is XXXXX.
a. Go to "Create New Glog"
b. Insert your facts and pictures into your Glog.
c. You may insert videos from "SchoolTube Videos" on the video button.
d. Once you are finished (or time is up), select "Save or Publish."
e. Change the name to your name and Sleep.
f. If you are still working, make sure you choose "Unfinished." If you are ready to publish, check "Finished."
g. Copy and paste the link as a reply to this assignment.
3-Write a Kidblog about a dream you once had. It can be serious, funny, or scary. Of course, you can MSU (make something up), too.
Glogster has several levels of licenses, but they will cost you. However, I choose to use the single license (which is free). My students simply create their Glogs under the same username and password. This works fine with my class of 20 students.
Please take a minute to view some of our finished Glogs by clicking here. You will find our blogs here.