Click here to view a video demo of PebbleGo.
Our K-2 students will all be using PebbleGo this year.
K students will pair up in library and find at least 4 facts about an insect they choose. They will read these facts to their classmates and not reveal their 'mystery insect' - other classmates will have to guess what insect they chose.
1st grade students will choose an animal and complete a simple nonfiction report that will be on voicethread.com.
Click here for an example from last year's 1st grade.
In 2nd grade, we focus on animals' place in the food chain, and we read the book "KBUG Radio: An Interview with Harry the Tarantula" by Leigh Ann Tyson.
We study food chains, use the ActivBoard to sort omnivores/herbivores/carnivores, and we even do a mini "Food Chain Play." After all this, students go to PebbleGo and choose an animal to research. They are to find facts and then record their voice acting as their animal, as if they are being interviewed on "KBUG Radio!" Students are taught to use expression when recording and to create an illustration that includes their animal's place in the food chain.
This week we will be completing our projects, and here they are!