Library and Technology Integration

The library specialist, Mrs. Bulkley, read 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel / 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde with Grade 3. While she read the story, students picked their favorite character and sketched it on a piece of paper. Next, students wrote a follow up to the last chapter in the book and how their character would react. They took a picture of their sketch, imported it in the Explain Everything App, and recorded their follow up. Below are two examples; one of them got so into her character she even recorded some of it in Spanish. Students wanted to add their videos to their digital portfolios via Blogger Jr., as they are so proud of their creation!