Most of my students (64 of of the 72 I have as writing teacher) took a final reflective survey the other day as the end of our Digital Science Picture Book Project. This gives me some feedback on how things went, but also will provide some data for a chapter that I am writing about the project for a future book.
I asked a range of questions and you can view the collected responses through this Google Docs document.
But here are some things that stood out for me:
- 97 percent enjoyed the assignment (a nice little boost for a teacher at the end of the year)
- 97 percent also said that using technology to create the books made the project more enjoyable
- 87 percent said that their books would have been different if we had not used the technology (and other written responses earlier detailed the ways in which they saw their books as very different from paper versions)
- 75 percent said they would rather use technology to publish a book than the traditional methods (which I am not sure is such a good thing, but I haven’t thought too deep yet on that)
Peace (in reflection),