One 6th grade teacher decided he wanted to use more technology with his 6th grade students. He was planning a unit on animal and plant cells.
- We used a drawing program to duplicate and name animal and plant cell structure. When finished, there wasn’t a 6th grader who could not identify cell structures.
- The drawing was exported as a picture ( .jpg format).
- Students created a slideshow (in this case using Keynote) covering the specific slides that the teacher wanted, and then added their own. One slide contained the drawing exported as a .jpg file noted above.
- Students handed in their work electronically to the teacher’s hand in folder on his server storage area.
- When finished, students had other students evaluate their presentations rather than walking through all of them to the entire class one at a time.
This was a successful project that students really enjoyed. They learned a lot about cells, and because of the complexity of the work (technology !), they will retain this information for some time to come.