Grade 3 were the authors of their own digital poem entitled ‘My Country’. The idea was inspired by Dorothea Mackellar’s poem ‘My Country’. They used their senses to write descriptively; with the aim to achieve depth and meaning. They presented their poems as a PowerPoint slideshow. They were required to add their own digital drawings completed in Microsoft Paint, then add audio of their poetry reading. The students used animations and transitions to enhance their final digital poem. They learnt how to change the file format so it can be saved and played as a ‘movie’. Here are some of the final results…..
Students please reflect on the following….
What new tools did you learn on Microsoft PowerPoint?
How did creating a poem in digital form differ from writing a poem the ‘usual’ way?