Let's Get Wild about Web 2.0 Tools!

Renee Newry, Irving ISD


Show YouTube™ videos to your students without advertisements. Note: Customize your video to show small segments.

Photo of the Day

Use National Geographic Photo of the Day to encourage students to think critically about the image of the day using the Notes app. Use thinking stems to help students develop their thinking. For example: I think... because...

Extensions: Photo of the Day

  1. Share your thoughts with a partner by email or text.
  2. Respond, add, or make a comment to the student about their thoughts and email it back to him/her.
  3. Write three questions about your partner's thoughts and return the questions to him or her. (Use the question words Why? or How? to respond to the notes.)
  4. Write a short story or poem about this Crocodile in the style of Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.

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Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Create opportunities for students to think, to talk about their thinking with one another, and to value each other's thinking within the classroom community (Ritchart, Church, and Morrison, pp. 170, 2011).
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Dragon Dictation

Easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. Second language learners and developing writers will benefit from this app.


Choose two pictures from the movie and compare and contrast the two pictures.

How are ___ & ___ alike and how are they different?

Create a movie of your own about a day and a life of a fifth grader.

Create a book trailer for a book you read over the summer.

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