ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Let's Vote and Discuss!
Digital Tool: Poll Everywhere
Digital Tool Description: Poll Everywhere is a live, real time audience poll response voting. Students participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for the event or by sending text messages. Based on the questions being asked, students are able to reply to open ended questions, multiple choice, or by clicking on an uploaded image. It is a quick and free tool to ensure students are actively engaged and understand what they have been taught. It confirms with the teacher that the students have learned something and comprehend new concepts.
Title: Comics Clarity
Digital Tool: ToonDoo
Digital Tool Description: This is a comic strip creator that allows students to be creative in creating stories, retelling stories, or sequencing events.
Title: Class Dojo: A Character Analysis
Digital Tool: Class Dojo
Digital Tool Description: Class Dojo is a classroom management tool use by teaching all over the world. The website allows you to create your own class, take attendance, and award or take away points for behavior.
The teacher can also allow the students’ parents to sign on to the Class Dojo account and check their child’s behavior progress at school.
Title: Character Scavenger Hunt
Digital Tool: StoryJumper
Digital Tool Description: StoryJumper is a site that gives parents, kids, and authors a fun set of intuitive tools for writing and illustrating kids stories. Our goal is to inspire anyone that's ever wanted to write a kids story to get started! (description provided from www.storyjumper.com)
StoryJumper is free to use online.
Title: Let's Make a Cartoon Story!
Digital Tool: Toontastic
Digital Tool Description: Toontastic is a fun animation app on iPad which can be used for educational purposes. With Toontastic you can create your very own cartoon story. The user has total control of the character selection, setting and story arc.