language is communication. Words deeply touch our students. They listen to the language, internalize it, and draw from their experiences, language skills, knowledge, cultural backgrounds, etc. to interpret the message then seek to communicate from their understanding. Communication is complex. With various audio tools we can motivate and help students to beome
1. Promoting Literacy for Teens on Mobile DevicesShellyTerrell@gmail.comBit.ly/ELTLINKs
2. Reading furnishesthe mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke
3. Eriksons Stages of DevelopmentUsefulcharts.com/psychology/erik-erikson-stages-of-development.html
4. Why mobile learning?various appsoffline/online easilyvast storage engaging multimediaTravels with them
5. Words With Friends •Similar to Scrabble •Has a chat box •Have each student create an account •They play against each other •Keep track •See who wins every month
6. Scramble •Must find words like a word search •Has a chat box •Have each student create an account •They play against each other •Keep track •See who wins every month
7. Guess the Character
8. Have them listen to or create podcasts!
9. Character Texts•Students get in pairs•They chose characterthey want to be•They text to each othera conversation theyimagine the 2 characterswould have now•Take screen shots, poston blog & discuss
10. Pop Quiz•Students get inpairs or smallgroups•They are allowedto text each otherfor help during atest when you ringthe bell.
11. Find it!•Pre-reading:Studentssearch for music, clothing,setting, etc.
12. Find it!•Pre-reading:Studentssearch for music, clothing,setting, etc.•While reading:Students mark in bookwhat they found & how itgives them a betterunderstanding
13. Find it!•Pre-reading:Studentssearch for music, clothing,setting, etc.•While reading:Students mark in bookwhat they found & how itgives them a betterunderstanding•Post reading:Students post which itemsthey can relate to in theirlives. Ex. I like escaping to…. like the main character.
14. Give them time to read alone for leisure!Music Students with iPad by thomcochrane, Flickr
15. Have them journal!Salvatelambiente: leggetesuiPad by paz.ca, Flickr
16. Classtools.net/fb/home/page •Create character profiles •Update regularly while reading with relevant information •Project ends after the class finishes the book
17. Create Character Timelines Capzles.com
18. Students Reflect on Chapter Themes Voicethread.com
19. Students Create Podcasts •News during the time period & related to the story •Commentary on events •Hi-lights of the chapter Audioboo.fm
20. Pocket WavePad
21. Glogster App •While reading: Students post quotes, images, & video of their favorite moments in the book •Post reading: Students post poetry or reflections
22. LessonLinoIt App Ideas image or •Chapter Reflections: •Teacher posts video & asks reflective questions that students respond to •Chapter Soundtrack: •Students post music they believe would be great for a scene & describe the scene •Other students respond with their choices or opinions
23. Students Create a Collaborative Music Playlist
24. Students Create a Soundtrack
25. Create Book Trailers
26. Turn a Chapter into a Movie Scene
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30. Create Interactive ChapterAssessments on Webdoc.com
31. Create Visual Chapter Scenes with Storyboards 3D App for iPad
32. Pre-reading Mindmap: What do you already know about the book?
35. What is a QR Code?Quick response Barcode Jeff rutzkys QR code chocolate treats by Ericskiff, Flickr