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Subject: English Language Arts (6), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6)
Title: Out of My Mind: Learning About the Impact of Assistive Technologies Through Literature
Description: In conjunction with reading Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, students will explore the world of assistive technologies and how they are impacting our world today. Students will begin by using Wordle.net and create a piece of word art to show their understanding of the main character in the book. They will then explore how assistive technologies influenced our understanding of the main character through reading an informational article about assistive technologies.  This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: English Language Arts (6 - 8)
Title: What Should I Read Next?
Description: Book Wizard is a tool students and teachers can use to find books they want to read. Students can search for books by grade level equivalent or Lexile. If they have a book they really liked, they can search for similar books.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8), English Language Arts (6), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6)
Title: Using Voki To Create A Unique Book Trailer
Description: Voki is an online learning resource that allows the user to create a customizable avatar that will star in a short video clip.  The avatar can be placed in a variety of settings, and students can record the script for the avatar to say.  There is also a text to speech component of the program where students can choose a voice style and then type the script for the avatar to perform.


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