Title: How Far Will It Go?
Forces in Action Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (3) 1: Plan and carry out an experiment to determine the effects of balanced and
unbalanced forces on the motion of an object using one variable at a time,
including number, size, direction, speed, position, friction, or air resistance
(e.g., balanced forces pushing from both sides on an object, such as a box,
producing no motion; unbalanced force on one side of an object, such as a ball,
producing motion), and communicate these findings graphically.Digital Tool Description: The Forces in Action interactive simulator utilizes a truck, a sloped track, weights and parachutes to allow students to conduct an investigation of how the forces of friction, gravity, and mass impact the distance the truck will travel. The students follow the directions at the top of the activity window to explore the different activities utilizing parachutes for friction, weights for mass, and slope for gravity.
The students record the distance for each run the truck makes down the track, with the different objects in and on the truck, in the included results table. The students will analyze and interpret the data from their table and share the results with the class.
Title: A moment in time
Timetoast Web Address URL:
[SS2010] ALA (4) 14: Analyze the modern Civil Rights Movement to determine the social, political, and economic impact on Alabama.Digital Tool Description: Timetoast is an online tool used to make and share timelines created by individuals. Teachers can use this tool to have students create a timeline of a particular event or span of time.
Title: Comparing and Contrasting
Venn Diagram Web Address URL:
[TC2] (6-8) 11: Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize
information.Digital Tool Description: The Venn diagram app allows students to compare and contrast any topic. The diagram can then be saved to the camera roll on the iPad as well as emailed as a PDF file.
Title: Google Docs: Compare and Contrast characters in
Google Docs/Google Drive Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (5) 3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). [RL.5.3]Digital Tool Description: Google Docs/Google Drive allows users to create and share documents, pictures, music, videos, and so much more.
Title: Edmodo: Communication is Key
Edmodo Web Address URL:
[MA2015] (3) 18: Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. [3-MD3]Digital Tool Description: "Edmodo is where education meets innovation. Edmodo was created to bring education into a 21st century environment."
Description provided by: www.edmodo.com
Title: Infuse Story Sequences
InfuseLearning Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (3) 42: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them). [L.3.6]Digital Tool Description: InfuseLearning is a web-based student response system that allows teachers to create assessments either prior to class sessions or spontaneously during a lesson. The assessments can be administered in several formats. Some of which include multiple choice, true or false, sort in order, and open ended text answers. The Sort in Order quiz will be used for this learning asset to assess student understanding of story content and structure.
Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth Meets the Internet
Weebly Web Address URL:
[TC2] (3-5) 12: Create a product using digital tools.Digital Tool Description: Weebly is a great technological tool that allows the user to design their own website. This tool is great for students because it introduces them to the technological aspects of web design. It allows the user to design the website with various themes to choose from. The site also allows the user to add photos, videos, and other audio players to their website. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter can also be linked to the website. Webpages for the site can also be created and managed to include blogs and comments about anything the user desires.
Title: ReadWriteThink Cube Creator
Story Cube Creator Interactive Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (4) 9: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the Grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.4.10]Digital Tool Description: The Story Cube Creator interactive allows students to summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. This interactive tool is used to help the students organize the story in a fun and engaging way.
Title: I Have a Dream
Civil Rights Movement Video Web Address URL:
[SS2010] ALA (4) 14: Analyze the modern Civil Rights Movement to determine the social, political, and economic impact on Alabama.Digital Tool Description: The tool used is a video from schooltube.com. The video shows students taking on the roles of influential African Americans in the United States. At the end, the students are reciting the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
Title: Interactive Plot Diagram
Plot Diagram Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (12) 33: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. [SL.11-12.5]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.