Amanda Robinson 2015-2016
Project Title: #WritingClass #Epic
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
In order to eliminate the reluctance toward writing in the 6th grade, this project will incorporate a variety of web-based programs and applications that allow students to showcase their writing in creative and innovative ways. Student and teacher subscriptions to GoAnimate, Glogster, and StoryBoard will allow students to apply their writing skills to create published pieces that can be embedded on the class blog and social media sites. These subscriptions will be used throughout the school year and across the curriculum. For example, during our Informational Reading Unit, students will utilize Glogster to create a multimedia poster that describes a “how to” process including a video performing the task through their steps. Also during that unit, they will use StoryBoard to create a timeline based on their research of a famous individuals. This site will also be used for the completion of other graphic organizers to prepare their writings. During the Literary Unit, students will be given the opportunity to create narratives using a Graphic Novel framework from StoryBoard. Also, students will be able to explore character development through GoAnimate. With this program, students will also create an avatar to simulate their written text.