Our Grade 6’s are writing stories for the Grade 2’s and Grade 3’s. Working in pairs they have had to come up with an age-appropriate story which they have to illustrate too. The Grade 6’s have done this in the past, but this year we are taking the task a little further. These stories will be created in PowerPoint and then saved as PDFs. From there we will upload them to Youblisher (see previous post dated 10/11/2010), to create ebooks. I have shown the children examples of what these books look like and they are very excited to be using this wonderful tool.
I have created a Grade 6 Wiki with a page per class and I will embed these stories into the Wiki. I then plan to ‘advertise’ these stories to my Twitter PLN in the hope that other classes from around the world will pop in and read the stories and make comments (positive ones, I hope!). This project excites me and I know the children are excited too – fact, I have a Grade 6 class in the lab as I type, and there is a buzz second to none going on in there!