Animating 3 Pigs in Explain

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was for the children to create an animation on their iPads to retell the story of The Three Little Pigs, using the app Explain Everything.

Extended Lesson Plan


This lesson had mixed success. My home class children, who were able to keep working on their project at various times throughout the week finished successfully and really enjoyed themselves. There were other children however, that needed more assistance than I could provide in the limited window that I teach them in. I think there was valuable learning for all children despite this. They all gained some more skills in using the Explain Everything tools on their iPads and this is a fun topic that I will return to later in the year, as the children gain in age and confidence.

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Learner Generated Content



Charlotte Gaston

Pt England School,

Auckland, New Zealand

Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand