Last week in the Jackson Library, third graders used Google’s Toontastic app to retell the story, The Monsterator by Keith Graves. This app is great because it is free, it allows them to draw their own setting and characters, it offers them options to customize their music and record their voice, and it even adds scrolling movie credits. Check out their creations!
Last week in the Jackson Library, I read excerpts of the Martin’s Big Words book to third and fourth graders. We discussed the power of his peaceful, persuasive words and how Martin’s use of words caused laws to change to promote equal rights in America. They used the augmented reality app, WeirdType to use some of Martin’s words as art. Check out more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the WeirdType/Pokemon Go app designer below!
Thanks to Spark Creativity, Betsy Mork, for her digital name tent idea and Google Drive template! The fourth and fifth graders are loving it during remote learning! Just post in your Google Drive, share it with your students, and share the link to it in your Google Classroom! The kids love it. Check out their creativity!
STEPS to post this assignment to your Google Classroom:
- Download the zip file to your C Drive
- Choose the Google Drive Editable Printable file
- Click the ENABLE EDITING button
- Right click on the assignment link
- Choose OPEN LINK
- It will ask: Would you like to make a copy? Click the blue MAKE A COPY BUTTON of Hi My Name Is
- The template will open. Click on the name of the file and rename it for your class
- Go to your Google Classroom
- Click the black +CREATE button
- Choose ASSIGNMENT
- Create the title and type the instructions
- Click ADD LINK
- Paste the link to the renamed assignment in your Google Drive. If you can’t find the link, click SHARE again on the assignment in Google Drive to get it, copy it, and go to ADD (paperclip) under your assignment description and paste the link.
- When you add the assignment link, be sure to use the drop down menu next to it to choose EACH STUDENT WILL GET A COPY
- Change the menu settings on the right:
- TOPIC: Is Week (1): August 17-21
- POINTS: I put UNGRADED
- STUDENTS ASSIGNED – I don’t assign it to certain stu
- AT THE TOP: Click black ASSIGN button to get the pull-down menu
- Choose SCHEDULE and set the date you want the students to receive the assignment
- If you change your mind when you want it to be assigned, you can go back to the black ASSIGN button and go to SCHEDULE and change the date.
Check out Betsy’s awesome blog!