Tuesday, October 22, 2013
As part of our PYP unit in How the World Works, the Thinkers read biographies of inventors. I'm very specific in that they must be an inventor or innovator, and if I am organized enough (which happens more and more!) I go to the public library ahead of time and pull specific biographies for the kids to pick from.
From there, after the biographies are read, the class writes a report on the inventor/innovator they read about. If you ask me, it gets kind of dull, so every year, I try to find something to spice it up a bit. This year? This year we hit the jackpot!
After the kids finished typing their report, we headed to the computer lab. Their first task was to find a clear picture of the inventor/innovator they studied. Once that was done, they headed to the Tagxedo site and converted their report into a picture of their inventor/innovator! It was way cool and added an element of fun to an otherwise "eh" assignment. The class was so proud of their work!