ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Sharing the Universe with Google Docs
Digital Tool: Google Docs
Digital Tool Description: Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Choose from thousands of fonts, add links, images, drawings, and tables.
Title: A moment in time
Digital Tool: Timetoast
Digital Tool Description: Timetoast is an online tool used to make and share timelines created by individuals. Teachers can use this tool to have students create a timeline of a particular event or span of time.
Title: Comparing and Contrasting
Digital Tool: Venn Diagram
Digital Tool Description: The Venn diagram app allows students to compare and contrast any topic. The diagram can then be saved to the camera roll on the iPad as well as emailed as a PDF file.
Title: Google Docs: Compare and Contrast characters in
Digital Tool: Google Docs/Google Drive
Digital Tool Description: Google Docs/Google Drive allows users to create and share documents, pictures, music, videos, and so much more.
Title: Sharing the Universe with Dropbox
Digital Tool: Dropbox
Digital Tool Description: Dropbox is a file sharing service that allows people to share copy some of their files onto an online cloud service and gives them the option of accessing those files from another computer as well as the option to share those files with others that they can invite.
Students will each be given a separate assignment pertaining our solar system. They will research it, put together a presentation on the computer, then upload it to Dropbox for everyone in the class to have access to them.
Title: Edmodo: Communication is Key
Digital Tool: Edmodo
Digital Tool Description: "Edmodo is where education meets innovation. Edmodo was created to bring education into a 21st century environment."
Description provided by: www.edmodo.com
Title: Infuse Story Sequences
Digital Tool: InfuseLearning
Digital Tool Description: InfuseLearning is a web-based student response system that allows teachers to create assessments either prior to class sessions or spontaneously during a lesson. The assessments can be administered in several formats. Some of which include multiple choice, true or false, sort in order, and open ended text answers. The Sort in Order quiz will be used for this learning asset to assess student understanding of story content and structure.
Title: A Change is Gonna Come
Digital Tool: Mind Map- Popplet
Digital Tool Description: Popplet is a mindmapping tool which allows the student to add pictures, connect ideas, and organize their thoughts.
A "Lite" free app is available or a full paid app is available as well for any Andriod or iPhone device.
Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth Meets the Internet
Digital Tool: Weebly
Digital Tool Description: Weebly is a great technological tool that allows the user to design their own website. This tool is great for students because it introduces them to the technological aspects of web design. It allows the user to design the website with various themes to choose from. The site also allows the user to add photos, videos, and other audio players to their website. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter can also be linked to the website. Webpages for the site can also be created and managed to include blogs and comments about anything the user desires.
Title: ReadWriteThink Cube Creator
Digital Tool: Story Cube Creator Interactive
Digital Tool Description: The Story Cube Creator interactive allows students to summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. This interactive tool is used to help the students organize the story in a fun and engaging way.
Title: I Have a Dream
Digital Tool: Civil Rights Movement Video
Digital Tool Description: The tool used is a video from schooltube.com. The video shows students taking on the roles of influential African Americans in the United States. At the end, the students are reciting the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
Title: Interactive Plot Diagram
Digital Tool: Plot Diagram
Digital Tool Description: This organizational tool for grades K-12 uses the plot diagram pyramid to map events in a story. You can choose beginning, middle, and end for younger learners or exposition, climax, and resolution for older learners. The mapping tool allows readers to recreate a story you have taught in class, or writers to map out the ideas for an original piece.