Use this Linoit link to write about how you define literacy.
Post a few ideas on sticky notes (use images if you are feeling creative)!
Question: Is Linoit a literacy tool?
Tell us about yourself!
FIRST: Read It!
Reading "Skill" Level - Phonemic Awareness & Phonics, Decoding, Fluency, Sight Word Vocabulary, Content Vocabulary,
Data Collection, Image/Media, Maker Inspiration
Gapminder is a data visualization tool that can bring global awareness and data literacy into your classroom.
http://online.culturegrams.com and log in. Choose any of the editions and go to "Graphs and Tables" to create your own data table. Develop a set of questions based on the comparative data results.
Interesting Graphics/Images: National Geographic, Interesting Photos, Google Image Search - Filter, AP Images from NC Wise Owl, Culture Grams Slide Shows, NYPL Digital Gallery,
YouTube/Discovery Ed Videos
Make Something! Get STEM principles of creation/making into your curriculum through Makey-Makey, Legos/Play-Doh, Tinker-Cad and 3-D Printing and more. Check out ideas here!
A Maker Lab for the Humanities!
Use databases to ensure reliable results:
Think about Text Complexity! (Tools: Flesch-Kincaide Readability, Lexile Chart, Qualitative Rubric, Quantitative Tools (Lexile, ATOS, etc.)
Resources from the Invisible Web (Adapted from Going Beyond Google Again by Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider)
THEN: Do Something with It!
Use formative assessment to verify student reading - exit passes, quick summary activities, pair and share, etc. -- use technology like Padlet/Linoit, Socrative, Today's Meet, Kahoot (check out this comparison table with links).
Try an INTERACTIVE eREADER
Online or Paper Graphic Organizers
Produce Something Great!
VideoScribe and iMovie Samples (SchoolTube example and Vimeo example). Consider other video editing tools like Videolicious (3-D printing sample) and WeVideo
PowToon "stories" to communicate information - try the templates. Example here. You could also try Wideo for more animated fun.
Students create a presentation that helps them explain rather than explains for them with Haiku Deck.
NCSU METRC Digital Storytelling Tools
Storybird, StoryJumper, Tellagami (Vokiesque),
PhotoPeach, MyHistro, DomoAnimate and Meograph
Infographics - contest on infographics representing research on childhood obesity
Make a comic to explain a concept.
Create a magazine in Flipboard (Primarily a Mobile App) - Demo Lesson
Thinglink a Primary Document - Another Thinglink Lesson Plan
**Ask students to identify texts/sources they used and to use a balance of paraphrasing, summarizing and direct quoting.
Literacy and Technology Matrix
To go a step further and connect literacy and reading strategies or skills with specific technologies, use this collaborative Google Doc to make connections. Add reading strategies, CCSS standards, technology tools and/or lesson ideas.
Word walls for vocabulary development - all content areas
Padlet or Linoit (online sticky note board)
Teacher creates a wall with editable stickies organized by letter - students add words from a reading to each lettered sticky note i.e. in Biology introducing genetics. Students read basic article and find for A - Amino Acids, for C - Code and so on.