This month our second grade team started a writing technology project focused around non-fiction writing.
Included are the first five days of lessons in slide form.
The VFT started with beautiful visuals set to engaging music showing our students about where their food originates. Next the VFT took us to learn about healthy eating, cooking an omelette, and more. It was such a fantastic VFT and post activity that aligned with our science curriculum and provided our students with more learning resources. Check out the VFT - http://www.radlandsinschool.com/events
So most of you know that I am not the first person to try something new unless I can get it free or for very little money ..... which may have led to my fascination with Google Cardboard. I had read some pretty cool things and after attending Constructing Modern Knowledge and meeting Josh Burker who had created a way to create his own pictures for virtual reality Google Cardboard, I was quite intrigued.
My intrigue led to me buying two google cardboard sets - one at under $5 and the other at $15. They arrived and I quickly realized that I get what I pay for. Let's just say that if you pay under $5, you will get the cardboard but maybe only ONE lens. Now the lenses are rather essential... so don't make the mistake I made. It could cost you more to send it back then to actually keep it and waste your money.
So now I had the Google Cardboard, my iPhone, and a free app that I downloaded. I loaded my iPhone into the Google Cardboard and couldn't wait to experience virtual reality. But..... I got motion sickness. I posted on Facebook about my experience and several other people responded that they too had this issue. To be honest, the fact that it made me sick caused me to have real reservations about bringing it into my classroom.
So yesterday I was checking out DNews only to find this video.
Week 3 of Sketchnoting and Rock Our World had an awesome twist.... 1:1 iPads. So this week students were able to collaborate and learn together while creating using their own iPad.