Chicago History Museum by taking a photo of herself and then selecting contemporary and historic images of Chicago to fill in the other letters.
At the Children's Museum "Skyline" experience, we used provided materials and worked in a space in front of an automatic camera as a team to create our own skyscraper. Afterward, we narrated the steps of our process and our reflections to go along with images that were snapped of us working. Then, when we got home, we could view the digital story on the museum's web site. Both were fun, fairly brief learning experiences that instantly incorporated digital sharing as well as narration and reflection in the second experience-- something to think about for the school year.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Montessori Services as a source for picture books, particularly on science and math topics. I periodically go through their catalogue and check recommended books out from my library. One of my favorite writers featured is Robert Wells. Solana and I loved both the humor and the explanations of concepts in Can You Count to a Google? What's Smaller than a Pygmy Shrew? and others.