Title: Biography Blips
Bio Cube Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 26: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. [W.6.6]Digital Tool Description: After reading a biography or autobiography, the student can use this digital tool to summarize the main ideas of the person's life. The Bio Cube limits their information to what will fit on six sides of a small cube. The activity helps children learn how to identify and summarize key ideas.
Title: Become a Sailor in the 19th Century
A Sailor's Life for Me- Interactive Game Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 20: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the Grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RI.6.10]Digital Tool Description: A Sailor's Life for Me is an interactive game to help teach students what life was like aboard a 19th century sailing ship. Students must answer a series of questions to see if they could be sailors, they must purchase their clothing, and survive the voyage.