The Story of my Province
1 Creating a Digital Scrapbook on your Province
Outline of the activities and resources used
In this activity, Grade Four students will create an online multimedia portfolio on their province using Voice Thread. This portfolios will include a variety of elements (like landscapes, sports, industries) Students are encouraged to create a project that includes both their personal connection to the material (i.e. “When I went to Cape Breton I… and a set criteria of topics (i.e wildlife, natural resources etc.) These portfolios will be an “ongoing” project accompanied by discussions, activities and other learning materials about the Canadian provinces with emphasis on the physical regions. Students are encouraged to organize their presentation as they will be asked to present their research through their best 5 slides.
Acquisition and Discussion - Access VoiceThread tutorials and complete sample activities to learn software and login to account.
Create a safe avatar (not pictures) to upload to Voice Thread
Acquisition and Discussion - Research their province from text, websites and print resources, sharing materials within groups and discussion with whole class
Investigation and Practice - Find pictures and select graphics (from a gallery), Slide through Google Slides or through safe web searches (lesson needed here on citing sources ) to be uploaded to their Voice Thread document
Practice - Add research in text, voice or even video format to each slide. Use the below checklist to include the required topics
Practice - Add text, voice or video comments to slides with a personal connection to the creator
Collaboration - Add comments and suggestions to slides of others.
Production - Present your top 5 slides to the class incorporating your ideas, your connections and comments of peers.
Production and Collaboration - Share your Voice Thread to a wider audience (i.e. Parents and our Learning Community for feedback and enjoyment, perhaps even an “expert” on their province.
Sample Project screenshot– cannot share full project for privacy reasons