Monday, March 9, 2015

5th Graders Are Hard At Work With "How To" Projects And The Storehouse App!

I've had a front row seat to watch our OHE 5th graders create their "How To" Projects!  I was so excited by what I was seeing that I just had to share it with all of you!  They aren't quite finished yet, but their journey has been full of learning!

To begin the process, students were invited to collaborate in groups or work individually, their choice. I believe that students need options to optimize their learning.  There is no such thing as "one size fits all"! Many students had a passion for their topic, so I just let them run with it! Others needed time to brainstorm and look at our collection of "how to" books to get their creative juices flowing.

Students planned their projects with a planning worksheet before they began documenting each step with video or photos.

This project has been time consuming, but full opportunities for students to bring together their knowledge and creativity into one project - planning, writing, sequencing, supporting details, learning a new digital tool, creating and sharing!  It's been well worth the time! Stay tuned to see it all come together!