Last week my 6th grade students each created an interactive digital poster to highlight the accomplishments and history of one of the cultures of the ancient America’s (e.g., Mayan, Aztec, Inca, Mound Builder, Pueblo, Anasazi). Their display included a variety of components to give an accurate representation of the culture they researched. Students researched information on a library cart prepared by our media specialist. Research links were socially bookmarked on my Delicious.com account.
The culminating activity of the project was created using the class Glogster accounts. A Glog is an interactive visual platform in which users create a “poster or web page” containing multimedia elements including: text, audio, video, images, graphics, drawings, and data. The required project components included a embedding a text paragraph, creating a sound recording, uploading a Discovery Streaming video clip, and other pictures and graphics that explain/describe the culture, including a map of the region.
Click the picture below to see a student example (or, click here: edu.glogster.com/the-aztecs). Don't forget to click the embedded pictures, click the play button on the picture of the sun, and press play on the video player!