The first graders in Kristi Zoerhof's class at Bentheim Elementary each have their own Sony Android tablet.
This spring the class studied the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies. Kristi sent the students daily pictures via Chirp and then by using the Skitch app, each student annotated his or her observations. Students then built beautiful journals of the entire process in the Book Creator app.
By using real pictures and annotation tools, students were able to create truly scientific products as opposed to the old cartoonish drawings they used to make in their science journals. The depth of exploration and knowledge displayed is fascinating.
A year ago, Kristi tried this project as part of a pilot with Sony. That class organized findings in Pic Collage. Employing Book Creator has taken it to a completely new level as the app creates an ePub readable on many electronic devices. To share it here I had to convert the .ePub in Zamzar to a PDF and upload it to Issuu.
Below is one student's beautiful work. Original .ePub to download
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