Monday, March 5, 2012

Tool 5: Publishing

Tool 5 Assignment:
  1. Use at least two of the tools above to create products. Think about your content. Create a “set” for one of your lessons! Or, consider providing the site as a choice for your students to create products. Make a model for a student created product.
  2. Then, embed both products in your blog or link to the products from your blog.
Answer: for #1-2 I created two products with and the website. I really liked the story bird website.
Here is an example of a cartoon based on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Here is a  story about taking the daunting TAKS test created on
To access it hit this link:
  1. Describe for your readers how you think each tool can be incorporated into your classroom - how you could see the tool being used by you instructionally and your students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept or topic in your classroom.

Answer to #3: The cartoon function can be a fun way to ask students to write specific types of sentences. Also, you could use it to teach or practice dialogue. The students could write out the previously text “bubbled” conversation between the 2 cartoon characters using correct punctuation.

The Storybird site would be a wonderful practice for students for the plot graph. They could utilize it to identify sections of it on another students writing. The page function I think would help the students become clear with sections of plot. The directions also told of a way to create a Persuasive poster. This could be utilized in nay non-fiction unit, no matter the level.

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