ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Tell Me Your Story
Digital Tool: Super Duper StoryMaker Free App for iPad
Digital Tool Description: StoryMaker is an app that allows students to create a story including text, graphics, and narration.
Digital Tool: Storybird
Digital Tool Description: Storybird is a website where you can create and publish books that you write. The site has many illustrations that you can use with the book that you have written. You can also read other people’s creations and give feedback on them. You can also receive feedback from other people about your creations. Storybird can be used in writing and teaching the students about technology. It can expand the students’ creativity by giving them a chance to create something that is all their own and publish it. This will also get students excited about reading and writing.
Title: Dear Mr. Governor: Learning to Generate a Letter
Digital Tool: Read Write Think
Digital Tool Description: This technology tool is a letter generator. It allows students to create a friendly letter or a business letter. The tool is very user friendly and preps students to fill out all sections of a letter, while addressing the specific letter name such as heading or salutation.
Title: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Digital Tool: Readwritethink: Book Cover Creator
Digital Tool Description: This is an interactive tool that allows students to create individualized book covers for their written works or the literature of others.
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.