|Here is an image of the learning tool I designed for my 5th grade classroom.|
When I was thinking about what to make and which program to use, I had a lot of things going through my mind. There are other programs that one could use to create a learning tool, for instance Inspiration. All of these products are beneficial for your classroom because they allow your students to actively engage in what you want them to do.
For example, my learning tool was all about the water cycle. I had supplemental websites and videos that my students needed to watch in order to gain information about the water cycle. Once all the websites were looked at and the videos were watched, they had to organize the main stages of the water cycle and define the main words of the water cycle. Once done with all of this, they were to play a game that used words that they had just learned to signify that everyone was finished.
Creating a learning tool for your classroom is not difficult. I think that using learning tools in the classroom are an excellent way to engage technology and active inquiry from your students. Another thing I think it is important to know is that the learning tool can be used in many different aspects of the classroom including math and science. Lastly the kids get to have fun while doing their school work! :)
Click here to go to the Kidspiration website and figure out more information and if it would be beneficial for your classroom.
Images used from my personal collection