ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Accelerated Reader Word Cloud
Digital Tool: Wordle
Digital Tool Description: Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.This tool can be used for any standard. Students are able to focus on a certain aspect and use facts or adjectives to describe the aspect in words.
Title: The Ellis Island Experience: Portal to Progress
Digital Tool: Mindomo
Digital Tool Description: Mindomo is a highly versatile mind-mapping tool. In this learning asset Mindomo is used as a resource for analyzing the steps immigrants went through in order to successfully gain entrance to America.
Title: Themes Beyond Fallen Angels
Digital Tool: Prezi
Digital Tool Description: Prezi is an Internet-based creative slide show creation and presentation tool that is available primarily by Internet.
Title: How do you Lino?
Digital Tool: Lino
Digital Tool Description: This website is a digital cork board where students can share their ideas through virtual sticky notes and pictures. This website can be used to get ideas flowing at the beginning of the lesson. The teacher can present a topic and the kids can write notes/questions/comments and post pictures relating to the topic of what they think it is. This can also be used for students who are working on a group project together. They are able to put there ideas out on the cork board so they can collaborate and make decisions.
Title: Find a Book Review
Digital Tool: GoodReads
Digital Tool Description: Students will search GoodReads for their favorite book.
Using the search results, students can find books similar to the book or author they have searched.
Students can create an account and create books lists including books read, and books to read.
Title: With Every Beat of My Heart
Digital Tool: Video: Circulatory System
Digital Tool Description: This video presents an overview of the circulatory system. It could be used as an intro or a review. Great places to stop and engage students. It introduces students to parts of the heart, traces the path of blood through the heart and the rest of the body, discusses the difference in oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, gives the functions of coronary arteries, and differentiates between systole and diastole.
The video is also available via wn:
*Note: This url has several videos on the circulatory system. The one referenced is the first that is listed.