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Getting to Know the
Florida Everglades
Students will learn more about the Florida Everglades through self-guided research. The final project is a fact-based audiobook that students can be proud to share with others. *While my class focused on the Florida Everglades, know that this project can be done with any topic.

Target Grade Level: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Focus: Research, Paragraph Development

Common Core Standards:

Materials: StoryKit or BookAbi App, Google Earth; Rubric
Pic Collage

Before the Lesson: Prepare a teacher created sample; Gather pictures of the Florida Everglades from Google images (pay close attention to copyright rules)

Lesson Procedure:


Kimberly Simpson Kimberly Simpson
Kimberly is a sixteen-year veteran in education and currently serves as the Coordinator for ClassWithApps through the Institute for Innovative Community Learning at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. She has developed and been instrumental in infusing tablet instruction into the classrooms at C.A. Weis Elementary School. Read more about Kimberly Simpson and the rest of the Class With Apps Team.


  • Sun
    March 12, 2013 at 8:54 am

    So true I find the same with web based programs for story pnibishlug. Little Bird Tales open ended digital story program where kids can add drawings, scanned images or photos. Story Bird lets kids create stories with the sites images ams tools. I couldnt verbalize the difference as well as you well put!

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