ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Introducing the American Revolution
Digital Tool: VoiceThread
Digital Tool Description: This tool allows students to combine speaking with pictures to share information about a topic with the teacher and the class. It combines the use of visual and audible learning, as well as collaboration with peers.
Title: Put Yourself in Their Shoes
Digital Tool: Mission US: Think Fast! About the Past App for iPad
Digital Tool Description: This trip lets your students take a step back into a time in history when our nation faced big changes.
Students will be able to complete two missions using this great app. One mission lets them explore life as an apprentice during the time of the American Revolution. The other mission allows them to take part in helping to free a slave via the Underground Railroad.
In this app, students are in a race against time. They are given a limit of 5 minutes to answer a certain number of questions correctly in order to complete the challenge.
This app would be a great extension activity to use after teaching the lesson plan, "Yo! The Slaves Have Gotta Go."
Title: Create Comic Relief about Revolutionary War Heroes
Digital Tool: ToonDoo
Digital Tool Description: ToonDoo is a digital comic creator that allows you to add backgrounds, characters, props and speech bubbles. You can tell a story through pictures.