Welcome to my research project about the dinosaur: Stegosaurus. This project took me over a month to create. I researched, which means gathered information, using Google Docs and the research tool. I took notes. I wrote an essay. I made a Google Presentation in Slides. Then, I wrote about all of it to explain how I liked it. I hope you enjoy learning about Stegosaurus by looking at my learning portfolio.

Step 1: The Research

My Thoughts & Reflections

We took information from a website called Enchanted Learning and gathered it together in a Google Doc so we could learn about our dinosaur. It was fun but hard to find the information. I liked learning how long he was.

Step 2: My Essay

My Thoughts & Reflections

We used the info in the notes we took to write essays about our dinosaurs. It was a lot of work to write the sentences. We shared them with a friend and helped each other capitalize stuff that we forgot and to spell our words right. Then our teacher helped us make them perfect and ready to publish. I remember that I showed everyone how to open Google Chrome twice and shrink the windows to fit on our monitors so we could see our notes and our essay at the same time without having to go back and forth between tabs. My teacher gave me a high five for that!

Step 3: My Stegosaurus Slideshow

My Thoughts & Reflections

The dinosaur slideshow was my favorite part. We took the information from our essays and put it into bullet statements. A bullet is the little dot to the left of the words. Bullets are supposed to be short and to the point. I liked the fun ways we could make the text and pictures move. That was called animation.

Final Thoughts & Reflections

Overall, this was a really long project. It took longer to write our reflections than the other stuff, I think.  By the time we were done, I was kind of tired of Stegosaurus. But it was fun to put it all together and share it with my family. We even sent the link to my grandma who lived far away.

Notes from Avra

These are examples of actual student work used with permission from the parents and student.  This project took place over the course of a month.   It has been compiled here in this Tackk (by me) to demonstrate how artifacts of learning could be compiled into a small digital portfolio.

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