Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Collaboration Across Grade-levels

It all starts with the students.

I showed my classes a 30 sec clip from a video on how to use BookCreator.  I found this clip and a wonderful guide to making iBooks in Lisa Johnson's (@techchef4u) incredible iTunesU course.

I asked my students what we could do with this app.   This was the result.  Thanks to TechChef4U for making the video.

There are so many things to share about this project.  My students wrote children's books about the topic we were studying in class (Washington), they created instructions for the Elementary students to guide them on drawing illustrations and we met in person to record the Elementary students' voices.

Ann Root (5th gr teacher) ,  Katey Crowley (3rd grade teacher)  and Marianna Husain (EdTech) welcomed the idea even before we knew what we were doing.

Its taken me forever to get this post up.  You how the end of school is.  I plan to make an iTunesU course with all of the materials you will need to replicate in your classroom, so stay tuned.

Here are all the finished books.  Thanks to Marianna for making this!

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