Technology Bits & Bytes
by Lynn Drake, 7th Grade Science Teacher
November 10, 2014
This past month, seventh grade students learned about plant and animal cells in their life science class. Drawing inspiration from well-known analogies and stories, students were charged to create their own stories to explain cells, their organelles and functions.
Utilizing the many tools of the iPad including the camera, iMovie, Book Creator, and some well-loved drawing apps, students put together creative scientific books targeted for an audience of fifth grade and younger. Students published some very creative and entertaining cell books including Snow White and the 11 Organelles, Cellerella and Cell Pop. These books will be presented to our 5th grade students to read in their science class.
The Book Creator app on the iPad allows students to integrate a variety of media including wriiten words, video content, illustrative content, digital hyperlinks, and voice recordings with ease. Using the Book Creator app, students can get creative with the stories they tell and the visual images they incorporate. The interaction and display of multi-media in each book is sure to draw in any reluctant reader!
Here are a few of the books our students put together...
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