ALEX Learning Activities
Title: A Snapshot of Civil Rights
Digital Tool: Ribbet
Digital Tool Description: Ribbet is a photo collage creator. This tool will be used to create a culminating collage to demonstrate an understanding of a specific event or person related to the Civil Rights Era.
Title: Ready, Set, Search! with Creative Commons: The free to use, free to share way to search
Digital Tool: Creative Commons Search
Digital Tool Description: Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. The Creative Commons Search allows students (and teachers) to query digital content that is free to share, use, and remix. (Description from creativecommons.org).
Title: Create Mega-Sized Posters to Display Mega Learning
Digital Tool: Block poster maker
Digital Tool Description: The Blockposters website allows individual or groups of students to create and upload content to visually illustrate their comprehension in virtually any content area.
Title: Mapping Odysseus's Journey
Digital Tool: National Geographic / Mapmaker Interactive
Digital Tool Description: Upon completion of the book, The Odyssey, students will use the digital tool (Interactive Mapping) provided to visually illustrate their understanding of Odysseys's Journey through ancient Greece. This is an individual activity, not a group assignment.
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.