The second grade classes finished up their animal research and last week shared what they learned using Haiku Deck. Working with a partner (or two!), students chose an animal to research, then searched for information using PebbleGo and National Geographic Kids. Students were asked to share information about the animal’s body, habitat, lifespan, adaptations, life cycle, food, and endangered status. After they gathered all the information, they got started creating their presentation. Haiku Deck is an easy-to-use presentation tool that worked very well for this age group.
They created a slide for each category of information. After the text was added, students then chose pictures to add. Pictures are already incorporated into the app and website making it quick and easy for students. Students needed to think about which picture would best relate to a slide, encouraging them to show some critical thinking. Students will show their classmates what they learned about their animals and the presentations they made during an upcoming library class. You can check out one of the second graders’ presentations here.