• Using “Book Creator” or “Explain Everything” to create a How To Book

    “How to Videos” are a craze on YouTube.  To bump up the “How to”  use Book Creator or Explain Everything.  Both of these apps give a variety of extra tools to create a better procedural writing. Bring in artifacts, such as skipping rope, card game, etc Criteria: at least one video a picture a soundbite […]

  • Using iMovie to “Produce” a Poem

    Use this poem to create an iMovie. The Bluebird Poem 1 or on Canada and government I am Canadian Poem imovieipad2 for iPads imovie8greenscreen for Macbooks  Read the poem Chunk the poem into parts (stanzas, couplets, etc) Find images for each of the parts (google image search, search tools, usage rights) and save to device Create a […]

  • Using iMovie Trailers to Compare and Contrast

    Using iMovie is a creative way for students to practice the language of Compare and Contrast. Here is a document  with key words used in both compare and contrast. Compare and Contrast Use one of the Storyboards to have students compare and contrast two things.  Each text line needs to be a sentence comparing or […]

  • Wanted Poster

    If your students are doing a character profile, for Reading or for development of character for writing, creating a Wanted Poster is a great way to explore character traits. Create your poster as a Wanted Poster for a character (an antagonist/protagonist in your novel or story (or some other character you find interesting) Include in […]

  • Using Explain Everything to Create a Concrete/Shape Poem

    Concrete or shape poems are an interesting and creative way for students to present their ideas about a topic. Using Explain Everything, on one slide, students can create a shape and add text around the shape.   Watch video Concrete poem in Explain Everything

  • Use Pic Collage to Make New Year’s Resolution

    Did you know that New Year’s Resolutions were started by the Babylonians about 4000 years ago. Think about personal and school related goals or resolutions. Find a blank scroll picture on internet and save to photos Open Pic Collage and + add a new collage Press the + and Add Photos, choose Camera Roll and […]

  • Using iMovie to Create Book Trailers

    Introduce the book and include a hook Brainstorm what to include in their book trailer, text and pictures, keeping in mind: genre of book, the author connections to self, text and world theme: friendship, courage, coming of age, injustice, heroism, determination, being different, love, working together How does the character’s actions connect him/her to this […]

  • Poetry Writing

    Poetry writing can be a great Winter writing activity.  Using a combination of on line websites and iPad Apps, students can create a poetry booklet .  Their portfolio can be presented in a variety of other apps and can include examples of : 1.   Haiku               2.   Tanka   […]

  • Hundred Charts for Notability

    Here is a PDF with a few hundred charts that can be highlighted / circled etc in Notability. Thanks to Charleen Barr for the idea! Hundred Charts PDF