I am not going to focus on one tool today - I am going to focus on the concept of a digital tool box. As Mark and I prepare for the Dublin Literacy Conference Feb. 18, we were discussing our presentation. For the past two years my class has always created a digital piece on their iPods and all the students always used the same app. I did this for several reasons most of all because it is easier to teach one new app and also the students could help each other with problems. And to be totally honest it was easier for me to learn one new app and help 23 students with only one app. So with my confession out of the box,
Mark and I introduced the students to a digital tool box for their persuasive writing. The tool box included: Sonic Pic, Story Kit, iMovie, Green screen, and Keynote. The students are so excited to choose their tool and be able to create on their iPod, our new iPad, and some are working on our lap tops. It was a jump of faith to allow choice in the tools, but I would not trade my decision for anything I am so proud of their work - check back later for updates or come see us at the Dubln Lit. Conference.
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