This is a great idea sent to me by one of our third grade teachers – Mrs. Loftin. The apps that they were able to choose from are both easy to navigate, so students are able to easily create and then present their project. The fact that students are having to write their paragraph and then record it with the Morfo app just helps them absorb the information that much more. Think about this – how many times will students record their paragraph, then listen to it, until they get it just perfect. A lot! That is a lot of repetition in a fun way.
Students are working in groups to research a specific planet in our solar system. They are finding interesting facts on their planet and then taking their research to write a paragraph. Once they have their paragraph they are using technology such as the iPads to create Morfo videos or Kid Pix Collage to model the research they’ve found. Our Teks in 3rd grade include:constructing models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon,including orbits and positions; and identifying the planets in Earth’s solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.
Check out the following link to view one of the Morfo projects that 3rd grader Emily Jones made: