Friday, June 22, 2012

How I plan to use Little Bird Tales

The High School Health Education curriculum requires health students to participate in 10 service learning hours during the semester.  I am always looking for new ways to incorporate service learning into the health curriculum.  I feel that Little Bird Tales is a great way for health students to use what they have learned in health to create a story for elementary age students.  My students will create a story on a topic we have discussed in class, record their voice, and share the story with an elementary school.  My hope is that my students will have fun while using the technology to create a story that elementary students and teachers will learn from and enjoy.  Not only will this website fulfill some service learning hours for my students it also meets Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors, from the health curriculum.

I have played around with the website slightly and have created a title page and introduction to the story.  Here's the link if you want to check it out:

1 comment:

  1. Stacey, I think that is a pretty good idea to have your high school students create a story for a predetermined audience - in this case elementary students. It gives them a sense of purpose in their writing and creation.