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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 future classroom?

  • 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 future classroom?
  • Socrative pre-made quiz
  • Classroom copies of the article
  • Highlighters
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.
  • Student Examples: Show student Book examples--- digital book blessings.
  • Picture Scan: Scan the pictures below to see some awesome Aurasmas!
Today's Meet:
  • How could this app be used in a classroom? Think creatively!
  • Pictures with Aurasmas attached
  • Heartcam picture
  • Books