Jason Patterson's BYOD Activities

Exciting Adventures in Technology

Go Animate History

My classes used the GoAnimate program to make historical characters come alive on the screen. The students had to create their own scripts discussing the creation of the first English colonies. Choices of characters included John Smith, John Rolfe, John Winthrop, William Penn, Lord Baltimore, and James Oglethorpe.

Lots of Laughs

We then shared the Go Animate scripts on the smartboard.

Look at the students hard at work!

What the students got out of it

Ease of Use

The students were motivated to research the historical characters. The more information they found, the more their hilarious character was able to talk.