A while ago I posted a video called “I Wonder in Five Words.” You can view the post here. I thought this would be a great beginning of the year project and a way to give the students a meaningful way to practice using their iPads. Here’s the result.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out considering that they hadn’t even had their iPads for two days when they completed the project. However, I think that next year I’ll have them generate their questions before I show them the video because I think they were really influenced by it. I’ll have to find a great read aloud book to start this with. I’m also toying with the idea of revisiting this later in the year after students have had a chance to master several of the apps on their iPads. I’ll be interested to see how they take both their question and the way they artistically express it to the next level.