ALEX Learning Activities
Title: What's THEMEssage
Digital Tool: Story Cube-Writing and Publishing Student Interactive
Digital Tool Description: Story Cube: Students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Students can even identify their favorite part of the story. The finished cube can also be saved, printed, and folded into a fun cube shape that can be used for future reference
Title: SUMmarize It
Digital Tool: Summarizing-YouTube Video
Digital Tool Description: The video will be used to introduce summarizing a text to students. The video will combine music, text, and images to engage the students and enhance the learning standard.
Title: The Many Themes of Prezi-tations
Digital Tool: Prezi
Digital Tool Description: Prezi is cloud-based presentation creation tool, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips.
Title: Cards At A Flash
Digital Tool: Flipcards
Digital Tool Description: Flipcards is a free app that is provided by Apple. This app is available for iPhones, iPods, and iPads. This tool is great to use when learning new terms or for studying purposes. Flipcards is simply an electronic way to create flashcards without the hassle of carrying the paper notecards around. Students will have the opportunity to be fully engaged in this tool because they are able to create the cards however they please. It is a great way for the students to learn in their own style. If the student is more successful with long descriptions of the word they are learning, they are allowed create the definition that works best for them. If the student is more of a visual aid learner, the student can use pictures and different graphics that catch their attention bettter. It is a versatile way for students to learn and study material quickly and easily at any time.
Title: Presenting “Hatchet”: A Journey for Survival
Digital Tool: Glogster
Digital Tool Description: Glogster is an online interactive tool that supports students in creating flyers, handouts, posters, etc. Students can use graphics, images, texts, and videos to design these educational articles.
Title: Functional Text: It's All Around Me
Digital Tool: Answer Garden World Cloud Tool
Digital Tool Description: This digital resource allows the each student in the class to list examples of functional text in order to create a class word cloud.