Friday, August 11, 2017

Animal Magnetism


When you think of Google Slides what often comes to mind is a presentation tool. A tool that presents information after it has been learned rather than a tool for the learning itself.

Sites like thinglink blur the distinction between a presentation tool and a learning tool. ThingLink makes the presentation the learning module with interactivity through hot links of additional factoid, pictures, and videos that are displayed on the thinglink.

I wanted to do something similar with Google Slides. I wanted to create a learning module in which a student could interact within Google Slides without being sent to third party sites. 

Animal Magnetism explores magnetoreception in four different animals; bull shark, arctic fox, sea turtle, and birds. I also incorporated a Google Form in which small clips of the videos are displayed with space for further student reflection or explanation.