Cool Tools

As the year is winding up (already!), I started to think about all the different types of reading and writing we have done this year. We have explored the three main types of writing and various genres within each and used a huge variety of methods to communicate and collaborate. Technology has been a big part of our journey, so I thought it would be a good time to share a few of my favorites.

One cool tool we used to explore vocabulary was Voicethread. We created presentations to explore the etymology, connections, and meanings of various vocabulary words. Check out a great sample from 7C here:

We also used Prezis to explore grammar. Here is one I created about Prepositional Phrases

Another tool we used was Glogster to create posters about our research topics. This sample is from a student last year.

The last one I will share (there are soooooo many more) is Storyboard That! used for storyboarding and creating comic strips. We used it for our fractured fairytale unit. Here is one sample

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