Digital Story Telling Example: The Ocean Habitat
I created a digital story telling example on the one of the animal habitats, the ocean. My curriculum page is based on a science unit taught in second grade. The unit is on animal habitats. The students goal for this unit is to understand the differences between the basic needs that all living things need to survive. They will also understand that living things are found all over the Earth, but each is only able to live in habitats that meet their basic needs.
During this unit, one of the projects my students work on is researching about one of the habitats. Either the ocean, the desert, the rain forest, the arctic, or the freshwater habitat. It is the goal of the project for students to learn how to research using books and computers as well as take notes on the information they have gathered. For the presentation of the project, students are required to take the information they have learned on their habitat and make a poster to present to the class.
Instead of my class doing poster presentations, I thought it would be a good idea to turn their research notes into a digital story telling project. This way students can use technology during their project for more than just research, and they are able to be more creative with how they present their projects.
My digital story telling example on the ocean habitat is what I would envision one of my student's project to look like.
Here is the link to my Wiki Curriculum Page (Still a Work in Progress)