The third graders recently finished creating their Minecraft Animal Habitats. They began this project by doing inquiry based research to learn about an animal’s habitat, then designed a habitat for the animal in Minecraft. They then took screenshots of their habitats and then used the Explain Everything app to record a report where they told about their habitat. Here are some of the reports which they created. (Note: This was the students’ first time using Explain Everything, and not all reports are completed yet. A few have recording errors and need to be recorded again. We will try to finish/correct them and publish them in another post, if possible.)
Here are some of the reports which have been published:
What is one word that best represents your goal for the new year? Fourth graders used the Phonto app to combine their ONE WORD with a selfie and an explanation of why they chose that word. Here is a gallery showing their ONE WORDS – click on the image to see a larger image with all the text showing. (If any pictures are missing, they may not have been saved and downloaded into Dropbox correctly – let Miss Bosch know, we may be able to find them!)
The four parts of this project were:
- Open the Phonto app and take a selfie
- Type in your ONE WORD and format it so it is large and stands out.
- Type in your explanation of why you picked that word and format it so it is smaller but easy to read.
- Save your picture and upload it to Dropbox
Here is the video tutorial that showed the 4 parts of the project. Students watched the video, pausing it to do each step:
Here is a link to Mrs. Requard’s video which I showed at the beginning of class with the ONE WORDS created by the 4th and 5th graders of North Star Elementary School in Arizona:
One Word Resolutions for 2016
We loved their projects and they gave us great inspiration for our projects!
Phonto currently is a free app that gives great options for adding formatted text onto pictures. (Note: it does have banner ads in the app.)