13 December 2012

0 Composing Songs: Helping and Linking Verbs

3rd grade students, at one of my elementary schools, worked collaboratively to create a song to assist in memorizing various helping and linking verbs. The students created slides in Keynote, composed and recorded a song to the tune of a holiday carol. (This could also be created in PhotoStory or PowerPoint.)

What a clever idea from an innovated teacher, M. Duke!

11 December 2012

0 What do you want to CREATE today?

This site was past on to me by a fellow colleague and I thought it was definitely worth sharing. What do you want to CREATE today? is a fabulous student/teacher resource which simplistically identifies the various types of projects/products student may create.
This website, “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” by Wesley Fryer was created to accompany and support his eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing.”  This book was written primarily for educators who are interested in learning more about digital communication.
The site provides the below menu for students to choose from and within each product, you may find the workflow, various tools to create the product, links to tutorials as well as lesson ideas and samples of each product.   What a fabulous site for both educators and students to refer too. Check it out~