For my final project, I decided to use Google Sites to create a website that will allow me to communicate with students and parents or guardians as we are distance learning. On the website, I will post a weekly science lesson. This week’s lesson is on the skeletal system where students will become bone experts and will be able to answer the question: “why do humans need bones?”
My target audience is for my students who are in first grade and I wanted to make sure that the website is easy to use and easily accessible.
I used EdPuzzle for an interactive read aloud using a book called “Inside Your Outside” by Dr. Seuss. EdPuzzle is easy to use and makes videos more engaging.
Using Padlet, I had my 1st graders share a fact about bones after they went online and did some research. Padlet provides students with the opportunity to tell the whole class what they have discovered while researching and what they have learned. Padlet can be used in a classroom to encourage students to share their ideas and have a voice. It gives students who are quiet or shy, the opportunity to feel comfortable sharing their opinions and contributing to the class. Padlet allows for all students to be able to see what their classmates are thinking but also provides independent work time. I like Padlet and think it is a great tool for students and teachers and could be used for such a wide variety of activities in the classroom.