The first project our 8th graders have undertaken was a fun one. They used Storybird.com to create art inspired Children's books for use with their Kindergarten Reading Buddies. Eighth Graders went to the site and selected artwork from accomplished illustrators. They then used the artwork as basis for a story. In a few weeks 8th graders will meet with their Kindergarten Counterparts and read their books on iPads. The next Project will be in StoryJumper.com. Storyjumper will allow allow 8th graders to actually upload any artwork or original work to their books. These books will have historical or educational value. Storybird was a good start but limited their creativity some. Storyjumper will allow them more freedom.
Seventh Graders will begin this process as well. They have been building their weekly sites to date so that they can begin to compile their digital portfolio.