Third graders in Ms. McDaniel's class have been working on summarizing stories using details about setting, conflict (problem), and resolution (solution of the conflict) in their Language Arts writing time. In addition to using graphic organizers, to get their thinking started, students also worked to check off each element on a checklist of items to be included in an Explain Everything video. Ms. Moore helped orient the students to how to use this great technology tool, and students then shared their work through their Showbie classroom. The multimodal composing possible through Explain Everything allows students to make choices about not only text, but also background colors, images, voiceover, text, font, page design, and highlighting tools. This was the first time students used this app, and as they continue to learn, it can help them develop their digital literacy while also practicing comprehension skills. We look forward to seeing more projects using Explain Everything!
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Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.