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A Fourth Grade Service Learning Project

A Fourth Grade Service Learning Project

Written by Robert Rivera-Amezola
June 02, 2010

“The kids wrote scripts, they revised them, interviewed, and rewrote their work before submitting their first podcast to the School District of Philadelphia podcast website.”

During the 2008-2009 school year, my class was involved in a service learning project. The project utilized various technologies and digital media to complete the task. These tools proved to be invaluable for the English language learners who comprised the majority of my classroom.

As my class explored many different options for a service learning project, they discovered more about themselves and built a strong community of learners. When they finally settled on water conservation and pollution, they were eager to begin. Their selection of this topic also aligned with Pennsylvania fourth grade science standards.

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