Everett Elementary has a virtual zoo on display in the second-grade hallway for all to see. It just takes scanning a QR code into an electronic device for one to learn about the animals.
Using Chromebooks and iPads, the second-grade science classes began researching facts, life cycles, habitats, appearances, diets, and parenting traits of a wide variety of animals.
“We put the students in groups of three and they did research on an animal,” said teacher Debbie Allred. Her classes focused on mammals and insects, while Ashley Lyon‘s classes worked on birds and amphibians, and Kallie Wideman’s classes gathered facts about fish and reptiles.
The students made posters about their particular zoo animal then each group did a short video to tell about it. QR codes were added to the posters that link to the video.
“The whole school will walk through the Virtual Zoo on Thursday or Friday at different times. They will bring their iPads with them to click on the QR code so they can learn about all the animals that we learned about,” said Allred.