Yesterday I partnered with a 3rd grade teacher to use the laptops and expose the students to the awesome PicLits website. Each and every time I work with a different classroom I continue to be amazed at both the computer skills and the enthusiasm to use the laptops that these elementary students exhibit. I go home each and every day with a smile on my face, and in my heart!
PicLits is very user/student friendly and our students quickly learned the functions and created some amazing, funny and even thought provoking PicLits. Last night I created a SMART Notebook lesson including all of the PicLits and today each student will be presenting their PicLit to their classmates.
If you would like to see their work here are some links: The Owl, The Lion, The Frog, Dog in the Sand and The Chicken. As you will see our students chose to use the freestyle option, which is a great feature for the younger students who might be a little intimidated by not only the “big words”, but also the “dragging and dropping” feature. ENJOY!