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: Simile and Metaphor Cube
Digital Tool: Read Write Think-Cube Creator
Digital Tool Description: Cube Creator is a digital resource where students can demonstrate their learning and understanding of similes and metaphors. This tool allows students to insert examples of similes and metaphors they have created into an interactive and printable cube.
Title: Educreating a Disaster Plan
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations allows you to create and record lessons for students to view independently. In addition, it give students a creative media they can use to prepare presentations for their teachers and classmates.
Title: Fraction's Narration
Digital Tool: EduCreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations is a digital white board where students can draw, narrate, and view different lessons. Students can create their own lessons or view ones that other people have made.
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: Recreate a Book Cover!
Digital Tool: Book Cover Creator
Digital Tool Description: This tool, located on readwritethink.org, can be a useful resource for students. Students can create their own book covers. Students can create a front book cover, a full dust jacket, or a front and back cover. Students can “draw” their own pictures and can add text to the covers. This tool is relatively easy for students to use, and would be a good tool for any grade.
Title: Pollution Publicist!
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink-Printing Press
Digital Tool Description: The “Printing Press” is an interactive tool in which students are given the option to create a newspaper, flyer, booklet, or brochure. By using this tool, the students will be able to describe what they learned about how human populations cause pollution which in turn affects the organisms living in an ecosystem. This is a great way to assess what the students have learned and mastered in regards to the relationship between populations and ecosystems.
Title: Extra Extra Read All About It!
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink Printing Press
Digital Tool Description: ReadWriteThink Printing Press offers four different ways for students to publish their writing.
Title: Comic Strip Solutions!
Digital Tool: Make Beliefs Comix
Digital Tool Description: This website is a tool for students to use to create their own comic strip story. This Make Beliefs Comix tool will be used in this activity as a closing project following a lesson on identifying the problem, action, and solution of a story.
Title: Fun with Word Clouds
Digital Tool: Tagxedo
Digital Tool Description: Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Title: I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.
Digital Tool: Blabberize--Create a video of your own
Digital Tool Description: Blabberize will allow students to take their own voice and add it to a picture that talks.
In this lesson, students will create their own "I Have a Dream" speeches and put them with a picture of how they may see themselves in the future (example: a picture of a pilot, nurse, teacher....) The picture will talk with the words of the student's own speech.
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.