Students want to work on things that matter to them and matter in the real world. The use of technology, in particular, is one of the most effective ways to make learning relevant for today’s learners. Teachers can bring real-world connections into the curriculum and connect students’ work with the larger world.
Once students had all their information, the teachers in the classrooms reviewed the inverted pyramid structure(from the Jack and Jill lesson). In this structure, facts are written in a story in the order of importance, not sequential order like most students are used to writing.
Once their rough draft was complete, the students were to self-edit their writing. The next step was revising, so the students were partnered with a Luther College student who is studying to become a teacher. The college students would provide our 5th grade students feedback in a timely matter so they were able to make corrections. I utilized the students tech class to use the computer lab when they were finished editing their stories. most everyone was done with their stories. I had the students all type their stories with a headline and their byline into Google Docs.
|Students recording the scrips|
Check out the News Broadcast:
It's a Wrap!