ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Multimedia Storytelling
Digital Tool: Meograph
Digital Tool Description: Meograph is a multimedia storytelling web tool that enables users to create stories in chronological order while incorporating maps, video clips, music, pictures, etc. Students can create original stories or summarize texts from class while researching places, images, videos, etc as supplemental materials. Students may also type text into the presentation or record their own voice narration over the presentation.
Title: Odysseus: Epic Hero, Epic Journey
Digital Tool: Hero's Journey
Digital Tool Description: Using this interactive from Read Write Think, students will be able to chart details about Odysseus's journey that are unique to epic heroes. Categories include: name and description of hero, unusual birth, the call to adventure, the supernatural helper, talisman/special weapon, crossing the threshold, trials, achievement of goal, and reconciliation with a father figure.
Title: Let the Characters Speak for Themselves
Digital Tool: Voki
Digital Tool Description: Using Voki, students can create customizable, speaking avatars.
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.