Project Based Learning

I am always on the lookout for new tools that I can use with lessons.  Anything with technology is always a big plus!  I just found a new site that I think you will love.  It can be used so many different ways.  

TikaTok is a project-based learning tool.  This site has a bunch of colorful templates that your students can use to make eBooks.  Your students can add their own photos, illustrations, and writing to make it their own creation.

There are many different templates that can be easily implemented with your curriculum.  Here is one example:

The picture dictionary template would be a perfect word work center.  Each template includes the Common Core Standards.

Students will write the definition of the word and use the word in a sentence.

Students can write their own definitions or use a dictionary.

Here are a few of the other templates that are included on this site:

Wouldn't it be fun to let each student in your class write a page about your field trip?  Then print and bind the book and add it to your class library.  What a great way to preserve the memories!

One of these templates would be perfect for an end-of-the-year book.  

This month is poetry month.  There are different poetry templates that you can use.

Would you like to try it, too?  You are in luck!  Click HERE and you can try out this site free for 90 days.  You must activate this before June 30th.

Use this between now and April 28th and you could win an Amazon gift card.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me how you used it.  Example:  poetry lesson, word work center, science unit, etc.  Be sure to include your email so I can contact you if you are the winner.

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lesqueda said...

This looks great! Thank you for sharing :)

Emma Oxley-Simpson said...

We do two project based learning ptasksa year. We create an eBook about first grade, where the whole class works collaboratively to make the book. We are about to make a digital scrapbook on 2D shapes as our new pbl. It requires lots of planning, but the classes love it.

I would spend the card on classroom resources :0) Specifically what?? Not sure!


Cindy Stockdale said...

Thanks! I needed more ways to incorporate PBLs in the classroom

Suzy Q said...

Using this weekend to familiarize myself with the site, then in small groups we will make a small booklet Monday with parts of a plant and what each part does.

Looking forward to seeing everything they have to offer!

tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

Allie Mabr said...

I teach AG and have wanted to know more about project based learning to enrich the, further! apburdin03@yahoo.com

Pam Spangler said...

I teach in an Artful Learning school so PBL ties into it nicely. We are developing some new AL projects and I would like to use the site to help me. Pamela.Spangler@dmschools.org

Pam Spangler said...

I was so pleased to share how this will assist me with our Artful Learning curriculum. Unfortunately, I have not received the gift card as of yet. Perhaps I sent the wrong address? I don't blame anyone as I was told it was sent.......snail mail isn't as reliable as it used to be........

Michelle Divkey said...

I'm sorry that you haven't received it yet Pam. I sent a note so hopefully you receive it soon.