Throwdown Thursday - Interactive Student Projects
Elementary AMC January 03, 2014
Happy Friday and congrats to all of you who scored a snow day!!
I am linking up with the amazing Erin from I'm Lovin Lit for her linky party....
If you have not checked out her post, you really should. Her new Interactive Research Papers are amazing!!
Before I share my idea today, I just want you to note that I did not resolve to link up to linky parties on the right day - I knew I would never be able to keep that one, so as usual I am a day late for the party!!
I blogged about this idea before (read about it here) but I thought I would share again because I really love the idea and my students loved it too.
This year my students had to add interactive elements to their non-fiction reports. That's it, that's the idea I love. This is my first year using interactive notebooks and QR codes in my classroom on a regular basis. My students love them both. But it was always me giving them a template or a QR code activity. So when it was time for them to create their own reports I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for them to create their own interactive elements!!
They loved it. They loved learning how to create and check their own QR codes. The loved making their own interactive elements with Q & A cards, or jokes, or more facts, or pictures - basically, whatever they wanted!
Here are a few pictures:
We used QRstuff.com to create our QR codes and templates from Erin's Ultimate Interactive Notebook Collection.
I think adding interactive elements to non-fiction reports or projects is a great way for students to take ownership of these great learning tools. Every student brought something different and unique to what they linked their codes to or what they put in their notebook pockets. If you have a project coming up think about making this part of your criteria - or a way for students to take it to the next level!
The template that my students used is available on TPT if you want to check it out (click here)