Saturday, October 5, 2013

Landforms with Haiku Deck and Explain Everything Apps

Working with ELL learners requires using lots of visuals and hands on manipulatives to help support language and understanding of concept being learned. So one of my favorite apps for supporting strong visuals is Haiku Deck. The power of a picture can open the minds of young learners and tell a story. So I created a Haiku Deck to introduce my Landforms unit. My plan is for students to draw or create each of the landforms in Explain Everything. They can upload all their pictures they have created to their camera roll if they choose. They will present their presentation from this app. This will be an on going project in social studies and students will work on it during their Daily 5 stations. Here is my Landforms Haiku Deck I created.