Every trimester, we celebrate our writing and just last week we invited the parents into our classroom.  The students had to present their persuasive presentations to their parents.  It was exciting to see their Sonic Pic commercials on our “big screen.” This was our culminating activity for the students choosing from the digital toolbox, and I was thrilled with the results.  I was nervous about having my students choose their tool for their final project.  The class divided down the middle choosing Sonic Pic or Keynote. Some students even chose to do a voice over with key note which was exciting because in essence those students wrote two scripts. One for the text of the key note and the other one to explain the pictures as they showed on the “big screen.”  In addition, over half of my class chose their topic from past wonders @wonderopolis.  Here are some past wonders that hooked my class:
*Where do Recycled Items Go?  Wonder #43
*How Does a Species Become Endangered?  Wonder #152
*How are Dolphins and Porpoises Different?  Wonder #248

Finally look at the picture above, Jillian created this final slide with a wide variety of animal pictures to show the importance of endangered animals and spelled the word HELP.  I was so impressed with how she created this.  Look closely—amazing!

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