Students are exploring the application Stop Motion, which is basically an app to animate using time-lapse photography. Students have worked to fine tune the technical side of the app through play and exploration. They are teaching each other tricks they have discovered along the way as well as utilizing tips from technical tutorials. Why? So they can explore science content and focus on the science content-- not the tech!
Soon, students will be using the app to show what they have learned about our unit on Space Systems. They can choose to demonstrate the moon phases and its patterns or how the earth revolves and rotates-- among other big ideas. In any case, teaching someone else sure keeps you on your game for not only refining one's understanding of content and vocabulary but also communicating those ideas effectively!