Monday, December 19, 2016

Build Your Wild Self {Animal Adaptations}

Build Your Wild Self was a site that I just stumbled upon, but was probably one of my students favorite activities that we did all year. Basically, students are able to create themselves by playing with their body, hair, eyes, mouth, clothes. They can then make themselves "wild" by adding headgear, ears, face, arms, bottoms, backsides, and tails that are all body parts of wild animals.

This activity isn't all fun though - there is educational value too! Once the students are done creating their "wild self" they will click I'M DONE. This will take them to the next page where it will explain to the students what is "wild" about them. It will tell them where their wild parts came from and why those parts are important to the survival of that particular animal.

So there you have it - educational and a ton of fun! Just wait to see what kind of creatures your students come up with! It will be entertaining, I guarantee you that much.

Try it out & let me know what you think,
Mrs. Tech

*If you are more of a visual learner, check out my "how to" video on using Build Your Wild Self, as well as some way to use it in the classroom.

**If you want to have your students try out Build Your Wild Self, download this tool that walks them through step by step directions on how to create their first avatar.

6 comments:

  1. This is so cool!! Thank you for providing a video too!! :)

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  2. This is so neat!!! I need to try this with my kids!

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  3. What a great idea for working with characteristics and learning why!

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  4. I'm loving your posts! Thanks for another great recommendation!

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