ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Farming: Machine Up!
Digital Tool: Wessels Living History Farm
Digital Tool Description: This video shows demonstrations of how different the tools of the 1920's, 30's, and 40's compare with the farming tools used today.
Title: Word Cloud
Digital Tool: Tagxedo
Digital Tool Description: Tagxedo is a tool for generating word clouds from user provided text. The clouds allows you to emphasize words by altering their text size. You can create your clouds with different fonts, layouts, themes, and color schemes. You have the freedom to create different cloud shapes, such as animals Once complete, you can save, share with others electronically or print. This site could be used at the end of a lesson adjectives. Assign students to select a word cloud shape from Tagxedo and fill in with adjectives to describe that shape. For example if the student chooses the elephant, they would use words like enormous, large, big, grey, huge, smart, hungry, loud, slow, thirsty, intelligent, etc.
Title: Parts of Speech
Digital Tool: Sparklefish
Digital Tool Description: This educational app is a Mad libs type story creation game to reinforce parts of speech knowledge.
Title: Poppin' Procedural Text
Digital Tool: Prezi
Digital Tool Description: Prezi is an online program used to produce professional quality presentations. The students will use Prezi to create a presentation for an overview of their original procedural text. Using Prezi as a medium to display or present the procedural text helps to address technology standards as well as writing and language standards.