Thursday, March 21, 2013

April is Poetry Month

Don't Forget that April is poetry month. Use Poetry - Real Classroom Ideas resources, discovered by Kathy Rohmer, to introduce your class to poetry, and then organize a poetry slam! Your students will love you for it.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Map Tales

Map Tales is a really cool site for creating digital stories. Think Storybird with a geography twist instead of art. Basically, someone can create a story using actual geographical points of location. Each of these points can be edited and modified by the author. Look at this example student presentation on The Odyssey by Homer.

I know many of you reading are elementary teachers, but you can definitely modify this to fit a more age-appropriate story!

How much cooler would a student book report or presentation be using this instead of boring old PowerPoint? I think the answer is obvious :)