And the answer is “YES” your kids should be doing this kind of stuff.
The seventh graders of Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s Advanced Life Science students have published an interactive field guide of Northwest Florida called Creatures, Plants, and More! (free). “I wanted to give them the opportunity to be published so they could use this as part of their academic resume, and to make what they learn have real meaning,” said Andrea Santilli, the students’ teacher. The students are the first seventh grade students to publish an interactive e-book using iBooks Author.
“Creatures, Plants and More is an interactive field guide of Northwest Florida. The stories and photos are a collection of what students from Woodlawn Beach Middle School have compiled for everyone to enjoy. If you are interested in visiting Florida’s Best Kept Secret, look no further, the answer lies within the pages of this book! Enjoy fascinating interactive photo galleries and videos that will AMAZE you!”