ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Story Creator
Digital Tool: Story Jumper
Digital Tool Description: Story Jumper is an online publishing website that allows kids to create their own story books. You have the tools needed to create a title page, dedication page, choose a theme for your book, upload pictures, or simply use the clip art gallery provided. This tool can be used in the classroom as an english language arts activity. By having students create their own books, teachers can express the importance of correct grammar and proper sentences. This tool can be used for any grade level. In kindergarten the students could have a more picture-book based story with few words and in sixth grade students could write a book about a famous historical leader from the Civil War.
Title: Draw a Goat with the Number 4!
Digital Tool: HarpToons
Digital Tool Description: HarpToons are interactive drawing videos that teach how to draw using a letter or number; this video will be used to begin a lesson on procedural knowledge.
Title: All About Me
Digital Tool: Doodlecast
Digital Tool Description: Doodlecast for Kids is an iPad app that allows students to create short whiteboard videos. Students can create short videos by drawing on a blank whiteboard. Students can record their voices as they draw on the whiteboard. Students who are struggling to start their stories can use one of the twenty-three story prompts offered by Doodlecast for Kids. A student’s video can be up to three minutes long. Videos can be saved to a student's iPad camera roll and or uploaded to YouTube.
There is a cost for this app of $2.99 (unless there is school funding available).