30 Hands – First Grade How-To Pieces

Here are a few examples of “how-to” pieces created by first grade students in Mrs. Yoder’s class. This activity took place over a couple of days to work with their devices.

Steps in the activity:

  1. The students created their rough drafts on paper with illustrations. The paper included four boxes and four spaces for text to make the piece a grand total of four steps.
  2. The students then used Pic Collage to snap a picture of the illustration and type their text in order to make “slides” for their presentations. It was then saved to the camera roll.
  3. The slides were imported into 30 Hands. Recordings were made for each slide as the students read their pieces aloud. The final product was saved to the camera roll as a video.
  4. The last step was for students to upload their video to Kidblog using the title of their work for the title of their blog post.

After finishing this project, the students were very excited and engaged in the process. The students love the opportunity to create a high quality publication using their iPod touch. So much potential lies within those devices. When students are given the opportunity to share their work through a creative means, it becomes very motivating for them. The amount of students off-task in other applications or in the settings was kept at a minimum due to the nature of the activity.

How to Write a Story

How to do University Time

And my personal favorite…

How to be Good

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