On the first day students selected a Georgia Animal from a list of 22 that I was able to find videos about (I'll explain why that's important later). They then used Encyclopedia Britannica, PowerKids Science, or Pebble Go Animals to find information about their animals appearance, habitat and diet. They also listed 3 additional interesting facts about their animal. Students did a great job locating their information.
The next step was for students to select the poster template they wanted to use. I made three choices for them, a wanted poster, a riddle, and a magazine cover. I like making the templates because it allows students to focus on getting their information into their project first and then playing around with text size, color, etc. They spent the next two days typing their information from their research sheet and adding a picture of their animal. Ahead of time I used Britannica Image Quest and downloaded at least 8 pictures of each animal for students to choose from. The pictures were saved in their teacher's shared drive folder so that the students could easily access them when needed.
Students were given time to view the two videos so they could select which one they wanted to use in their video. After viewing the video students followed along with me as I showed them how to copy and paste the link into a QR code generator. Shorten the URL to one that was easier to scan. Save, name, and download their QR code. Finally, insert the QR code into the poster. Students did a wonderful job following directions and helping each other.