Welcome to the companion site for Sonia's Digital World.
This is the special project that I have been working on with my friends at Capstone and ISTE. It kicks off their new partnership and the first book of the ISTE Young Innovators Collection.
On this site, you will find more ideas, resources and inspiration for using Sonia's Digital World with your students within your libraries, classrooms, school communities and homes.
Please scroll down to navigate through the resources and ideas. We will continue to add to this site as Sonia finds her way into my school community and other schools and libraries around the world.
Have fun getting to know Sonia, along with her family, friends and community, in her digital world. You can find a preview of Sonia's Digital World here.
Educator Resources from Capstone and ISTE
My PebbleGo Animal Research Poster
Students love learning about different animals just like the characters loved learning about the walking stick In Sonia's Digital World.
In this activity, students will explore creative ways to learn about animals using analog and digital tools.
Merge EDU Activity
On pages 16-17 of Sonia's Digital World, the kids are using a Merge Cube to view an eagle with augmented reality. All students can have this experience using a Merge Cube and the Merge Object Viewer app.
Have student follow the steps In the EdTech Activity to hold a digital 3D eagle using the Merge Cube.
This video will show how to make the paper Merge Cube.
You can use this Google Slide with teachers and librarians as you get them signed up with their Merge Account and the Merge Object Viewer app.
It is a great introduction activity in using Merge Cube and viewing the eagle in augmented reality.
Create a Map To Show How You Are Connected
In the book, Sonia engages with others through technology and experiences that enable her to make connections. In this activity, students will create a map to show how they are connected In their own digital world.
Check out the step-by-step directions for the Maker/EdTech Activity. Students can create a map with the template above and use a robotic device, like a Ozobot or Sphero Indi to travel through the different places on their school or community map.
Novel Effect Soundscape & Activity Plan
EARLY ACCESS to the Novel Effect Soundscape:
Scan to open or install the Novel Effect app, for early access to Sonia’s Digital World’s soundscape.
Digital BreakoutEDU Game
Project Ideas & Lessons From
Shannon and others coming soon!