6th Grade Reading & Technology
Monday, April 27, 2015
Social Media for Tweens
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.....these are just a few sites your middle school child might be using, but more and more kids are seeking sites that offer quick connections, instant feedback, and more privacy. Some apps claim to offer the ability to send a message, photo, or video, which is then destroyed seconds after it is received. That often gives kids a sense of anonymity, occasionally resulting in inappropriate sharing. It is my goal to teach your kids how to use social media responsibly, and with caution, in order to stay safe online. I assigned this formative quiz (Module 6) weeks ago, but many students still have not taken it. They may take the interactive quiz as many as three times, and send me their best score in an Edmodo post. I will be going over the skills in class this week. At the end of the quarter, students will take a summative exam on the topic.
What's Happening in Class?
Web Picks of the Week...
Use this site to turn your words into works of art! Create word clouds with special shapes. This is a lot like Wordle, but a bit more elaborate. Write a poem about Abraham Lincoln and publish it as the face of Lincoln himself! Fully customizable and fun to use!
For those of you with a love for digital art, this basic version of SumoPaint is for you. Enjoy creating masterpieces with the symmetry tool, the 3D tools, or simply use the basic paint tools to create. Watch the video introduction to see how it works.
Create Your Own Comics
This site by one of the leaders in comic strip writers, Marvel comics, provides students and superhero lovers everywhere a chance to create their own comic strip, or even write a comic book. Choose your template, your backgrounds and your superhero and write your script!