Friday, 1 June 2012

Gr4 Social - The Story of Artifacts

iPad Apps:

Comic Life for iPad
StopMotion Studio for iPad

Student Learning Goal: 

Social Studies - To tell stories about Alberta's rich history using artifacts from the past.

Learning Task:

The students in our 4 grade four classes have just completed a huge social studies inquiry project. Their mission was to learn about how artifacts from the past were important to the different people of Alberta.
Students were able to choose an artifact from a wide variety of authentic and real artifacts. They then had to learn about how that artifact was used and who it was important to.
All groups had to use books and internet to research their artifact to learn more about it. In some cases, experts were invited in to the classroom to share their knowledge about particular artifacts.
Students were given a choice of different ways to present their stories:
  • Green Screen  & iMovie
  • iWeb
  • Voki (animated avatar)
  • Stop Motion animation
  • Comic Life for iPad

Some examples of the videos and webpages can be found to the right.

We called it Fort Discovery...



  1. Is Voki CBE approved?

    1. Hi Chelsea, We did not seek approval for Voki as we made teacher/classroom accounts and the students then either recorded their voice or used the app to make their own avatar speak. There was no personal information used. Then we only used them for in-class presentation. This was a work-around getting the tool approved, but an acceptable one at that.