Step 2: Open drawing desk. (I prefer "doodle desk" or "kids desk" mode.) Draw the first step of the food chain, save it to the camera roll, and then make your way to a blank screen in Drawing Desk. (Learn more about Drawing Desk by reading this blog post.) Draw all 4 parts of your food chain this way, making sure to include only one energy source/plant/animal in each picture.
|Drawing Desk (free)|
So, for example, we might hear these narrations:
- First slide: "This is the sun. It is the energy source for the plant, so it is not a producer or a consumer."
- Second slide: "This is grass. It is a producer because it uses the sun's energy to make its own food."
- Third slide: "This is a grasshopper. Its prey in this food chain is the grass. It is a consumer and an herbivore."
...and so on. :)
|Shadow Puppet Edu (free)|
Step 4: Export the Shadow Puppet Edu show to Seesaw and submit under your name.
|Seesaw: The Learning Journal (free)|
I think the kids had a good time "app smashing" to make our digital food chains, and I love that the creation process allows me to see each child's personality in their work! Here's one example of the work I received: