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  1. Scan the code on the back of your bookmark with a QR reader.

  2. Type the website in on the front of the bookmark into a browser.

For more information on the apps and tools used today click on the epub below:

When prompted to select where to open the handout choose "iBooks." The presentation looks best in the landscape view on the iPad.

We will be using the following link to discuss, share, and remember ideas live:


App or
Web Tool(s) Used
Explanation of Experience
  • QR Reader (Free)

Web Tools:
  • Screenr(to create the screen shots without using Youtube)
  • PocketMod(to create the review booklets)
LA 7.1.5.d Identify semantic relationships (e.g., figurative language, connotations, subtle distinctions)
Background Information:
  • Acorn People Review Stations:The purpose of the centers will be to review key concepts learned while reading The Acorn People, an autobiography we read in the fall. Studetns will be placed into groups of three or four. Each center will review a skill or comprehension strategy learned during the reading of the story. Each group will participate in three stations on day 1 and three stations on day 2.
  • Simile vs. Metaphor: Using iPads, iPod touches, or smartphones students will scan the QR codes and sort the song examples into two piles: similes and metaphors.
  • Group Members Roles: 1) Scanner 2) Identifier 3) Teacher. Roles will be rotated after each example is identified as a simile and a metaphor.

Today's Meet:
  • How could you use QR codes in your classroom to promote reading?

  • Socrative Teacher
  • Socrative Student

Web Tools:
LA 7.1.5.c Select and apply knowledge of context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues, re- reading)

LA 7.1.6.d Summarize, analyze, and synthesize informational text using main idea and supporting details
Background Information:
  • Each day my students read a different nonfiction article as a bell-ringer. Reading grade level nonfiction is proven to help students' vocabulary as well as help them be successful in other academic areas. Comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, summarizing, etc have been taught prior to the lesson.

  • Students in groups of three will read the article "Fit for a King"
  • After students read they will highlight five important words. No more than five may be highlighted so choose carefully.
  • Log-in to Socrative software.
  • Refer to the article and answer the questions individually.

Today's Meet:
  • How could you use Socrative in your classroom to promote reading?
  • Socrative pre-made quiz
  • Classroom copies of the article
  • Highlighters
Show Me
Explain Everything

Web Tools:
Vocab Grabber

NESA-R Practice Passages Grades 3-11
LA 7.1.5.a Determine meaning of words through structural analysis, using knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand complex words, including words in science, mathematics, and social studies.
Background Information:
  • Greek and Latin word families are taught in Elkhorn during middle school. This supplements generic vocabulary instruction and takes the place of spelling.

  • Using Vocab Grabber as a class "Grab" a word from a passage.
  • Open up the application "Show Me"
  • Tap the "Create a New Show Me" icon
  • Write the word at the top of the blank space in the ShowMe App.
  • Add an appropriate picture by selecting the frame icon (second button on the left)-- Search images on the web to find a picture that matches the meaning of the word.
  • Press the red record button.
  • Select the green color.
  • For one minute (timer displays at the bottom) students will pass the iPad back and forth identifying synonyms of the word identified. Press the pause button.
  • Select the red color.
  • Press the red record button to resume recording. For one minute students will pass the iPad back and forth identifying antonyms of the word identified.
  • Press pause.
  • When the two minutes are up select the "Save Show Me" button in the top left corner.

Today's Meet:
  • How could you use Show Me in your classroom to promote reading?
  • NESA-R sample passages
  • Example ShowMe

Web Tools:
LA 7.1.6.b Identify and analyze elements of narrative text (e.g., character development, setting, plot development, conflict, point of view, theme.

LA 7.1.6.o Respond to text verbally, in writing, or artistically.
Background Information:
  • Students participate in book blessing each Friday in my classroom. We digitized the book blessings by using Aurasma.

  • Heartcam: Show students how augmented reality apps work
  • There are a variety including Layar and Aurasma.
  • Picture Scan: Scan the pictures below to see some awesome Aurasmas.
  • Student Examples: Show student Book examples--- digital book blessings.
Today's Meet:
  • How could you use this app in your classroom to promote reading?
  • Pictures with Aurasmas attached
  • Heartcam picture
  • Books



Jenna's Top 8 Web 2.0 Tools (in no particular order)

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