Title: How Do I Relate To Romeo and Juliet?
Padlet Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.9-10.2]Digital Tool Description:
Title: Multimedia Storytelling
Meograph Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (11) 24: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information. [W.11-12.6]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: Mapping Odysseus's Journey
National Geographic / Mapmaker Interactive Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 34: 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.9-10.5]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: Blogging About Heroes
Kid Blog Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 25: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically. [W.9-10.6]Digital Tool Description: Kidblog provides teachers with the tools to help students safely navigate the digital – and increasingly social – online landscape. Kidblog allows students to exercise digital citizenship within a secure, private classroom blogging space.
Title: Let the Characters Speak for Themselves
Voki Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. [RL.9-10.3]Digital Tool Description: Using Voki, students can create customizable, speaking avatars.