ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Key Details and Main Idea Presentations
Digital Tool: SlideShare
Digital Tool Description: SlideShare is a slide hosting service. On it one can create presentations, or search from any of the presentations already created. SlideShare will be used in the activity by having the students read a selected text and then create a SlideShare presentation on the key points and main idea of the text. Students will then be split into groups of four and present and compare points made in their presentation.
Title: What's the Word?
Digital Tool: Wordle
Digital Tool Description: Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Title: Create Your Own Animation with Drawing Cartoons!
Digital Tool: Drawing Cartoons
Digital Tool Description: Drawing Cartoons is a story-telling tool and animation app for Android devices. This app is an animation editor that allows you to easily create your own movies. All you have to do is create the key frames and the app fills in the missing slides to create a smooth animation! Students can use this tool to re-tell or summarize a story, or to create their own story. The students will be engaged and motivated because the app is fun and easy to use and they can share their animations with their friends.
Title: Animate Yourself! Using Tellagami to Present Research Findings
Digital Tool: Tellagami
Digital Tool Description: Tellagami is an online learning resource and iPad or Google app that lets the user create and share a quick animated message. Students will customize a character, choose a setting, record their voice or type a message for their character to say, save it, and share it with the world!
Title: Sticky Note Storyboarding
Digital Tool: Kids' Vid: Storyboarding Tool
Digital Tool Description: Kid Vid Storyboarding Tool allows students to create an outline of a book or video by generating the general premise for each.