Why Are Schools Closing?

I wanted to use this assignment as an opportunity to tackle current events. Recently, schools all over the world are closing for a few weeks to practice social distancing amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. I would imagine this is a very confusing time for children as it is also very confusing for adults. I made this video to talk about the closures in a child-friendly way.

I really loved using the Toontastic App. It was easy, fun, and I really liked how customizable it is. There are so many things this could be used for in the classroom, such as making a book report, history lesson, science experiment report, or telling a creative narrative. Kids will have no troubles using it and they could even work together to make content.

Photo by Akshay Chauhan on Unsplash

4 Replies to “Why Are Schools Closing?”

  1. Jess, this is a great idea! I think especially for the younger children, this could really help to explain what’s going on.

  2. Timely message. Glad you had fun with Toontastic. I agree – it’s a easy and creative tool for kids to use.

  3. I really like the way you chose to explain this to your students. Having the visual from the Toontasic app of a teacher talking to a student is a really cool way to explain this topic to your students. Good job!

  4. Great use of this tool Jess! I think parents and students would both appreciate this resource as it is an engaging way to explain a tough topic.

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