3 for Thursday
April 23, 2015
1. Parapara Animation
Parapara Animation is a free animation creation tool that is easy to use and does not require registration. Visit the Parapara Animation website (use Chrome!), select a digital crayon, and begin drawing. Click the "+" symbol at the top of the screen to add a new frame to your animation. When you're done making your animation, click OK. Title your animation and list an author-you will then be assigned a unique URL that can be shared and a QR code will also be generated for you. The image (QR) can be copied and pasted or saved to the computer. Animate the trail to Westward Expansion, the food chain, the life cycle of an animal, or equivalent fractions. Try it-it's super fun and easy!
Check out these great classroom resources from eGFI, a website provided by the American Society for Engineering Education. There is something for everyone at eGFI--students, K-12 teachers, parents, and anyone else with an interest in engineering. You're sure to find an engaging STEM activity like this lesson, Think Like a Bird! Students learn about wildlife habitats, environmental engineering, and the complexities of nest construction by attempting to design and build a nest themselves.
3. Unwind From Testing!
Let your students learn by doing with these fun, hands-on activites designed to encourage scientific exploration and spark curiosity! Or try out some of these Reader's Theater scripts...scroll down on the web page for a long list of titles available in PDF format. Also, check out these ideas from Scholastic for celebrating the end of a school year. I love the Undercover Talent idea!