In our Digital Tools for the Classroom group we worked on reading and writing this week. We read some articles on technology and education and our task was to choose one of them and explore several tools to summarize the article and use our summary to write a newspaper page, a magazine cover, a brochure, a newsletter or a booklet. You can read the article I chose here.
These are some of the tools I tried:
It's a great page for kids to create simple newspapers, flyers and brochures. I created a newspaper page (which looks rather childish I must say =), the problem was that I didn't find the way to upload a picture; apparently you are supposed to actually stick a picture once you print it.
This an amazing page! You can create a newspaper (which actually looks like an old one) and other fun things like talking flowers or tomatoes. Unfortunately, the image of my newspaper wouldn't download, but it's a tool worth trying!
Big Huge Labs
I also loved this tool. It's great to make posters and magazine covers. This is the magazine cover I created with the information from my summary.
The last step was to publish an e-book, using epubbud. I haven't had time to do it so far but I promise I'll give it a try soon! Sounds like a great idea for a classroom project!
In our Digital Storytelling for kids group we had to choose one of the tools we'd tried before and prepare a presentation on one person we admire. I loved doing it, looking for the pictures and thinking of the text. The most difficult part was to actually choose the person! Finally, I decided on Borges, he's one of my favourite authors in Spanish (just one of the many writers I admire, that's why it was so difficult!).
Jorge L. Borges by Barbara on PhotoPeach
Well, I guess that's the end of the journey. It's been an amazing experience!!! I hope you find the resources I mentioned as cool as I did (all these are included in my scoops, on the right-hand column of this blog)! And remember EVO is held every year, starting the second week in January. I highly recommend the ride!
Thanks a lot to all the moderators, who have worked so hard,
and to all my co-participants for sharing this experience with me!