Spring has Sprung
"We've had a long winter with a lot of snow. But the season of spring starts in two weeks. It may still be cold outside but some things are changing. These are signs of spring. What signs of spring have you noticed?"
2 Direct Instruction
Inform students that they will be creating a picture of something they like about spring. Model creating a picture yourself and add a sentence about your picture.
3 Independent Practice
Students will use the program KidPix 3D on laptops or desktops to create a picture of something they like to do in spring. They will use the program Co:Writer, a word prediction program, to write a sentence that matches what they drew. Students will complete the sentence independently and print with teacher assistance. Be sure to save each picture in one folder as a .jpg file.
4 Guided Practice
In between sessions, the teacher should upload all student pictures to Dropbox. You can then use the Dropbox app on an iPad to save each picture to the iPad's camera roll.
You will now begin creating a digital book. In the second session, call students up individually to build their page in the Book Creator App. Assist students in adding their picture to the page and recording an explanation of their picture.