Sunday, October 6, 2013

I am techie...

It is now October. We have been in school for a month. What have my kids done so far? Well, all of the benchmark testing and progress monitoring has significantly limited the time I have to spend on my techie tools with my very eager class of 27 students, but I was able to introduce them to Google Drive and iMovie.

We have used Google Presentation to discuss character traits of the main characters in the book Wonder by RJ Palacio.
We then created an iMovie trailer for the book.



We also used Google Forms to generate a list of traits for each character that will be used within a Tagxedo word cloud. Yeah, we rock!

3 comments:

Daniel Efosa Uyi said...

hey nice post meh, I love your style of blogging here. this post reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Overeagerness Dating .
keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.

Regards

Jenahlee Chamberlain said...

I am very curious how you created your word clouds in the shapes of the faces. I am familiar with Tagxedo and love it, but I am just not sure how you created those! I have a reading group getting ready to read Wonder and this would be an awesome activity!

Becky Perkins said...

You can upload your own shapes in Tagxedo. It only works well with silhouette images. I usually search Google for clip art silhouette images in the shape I want. The ones I used for Wonder are the images from the book.

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