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Spark the Imagination
A Digital Response to the Class Novel
© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Make Connections
• #cesicon
• #edchatie
• #bunscoile
• @cesitweets
• @seomraranga
© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Curriculum Goals
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experience a shared response to fiction
build up a character profile
encourage children to w...
Curriculum Goals

• children should be encouraged to write for a real audience
and a real purpose
• it is important that t...
Kidblog
Kidblog.org

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Kidblog

“We get to read other people’s
work
and
write
a
message/comment saying how
good or how much you liked
their work....
Kidblog
“Kidblog has helped me so much
over the year. I have improved
on my English work and my
literacy”

© Seomra Ranga ...
Kidblog
“We learned about making
comments on a blog so that we
don’t just write “Well done” and
“Good job” and Cool!” Now ...
Kidblog
“Without
deviation
from
normality, progress would be
impossible. In the classroom,
this blog is nowhere near
norma...
Kidblog
“I love
homework this
year because
we can do
some of it on
the blog”.

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Novel Work
• Make Connections between two characters from
different novels
• Get one character to write a letter to anothe...
Novel Work
• Write a letter from yourself to one of the characters
• Write a Diary entry for a character
• Decisions – wha...
Posting Comments

Using Videoscribe App
© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Compare Video and Novel

Under the Hawthorn Tree Video
© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Novel Quiz on Blog

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Embedding Video
Content on Blog
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How to write a Book Review
Dancing the Hora
Interview With Author Marita Conlon M...
Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Tagxedo
Language Observation

http://www.tagxedo.com/
© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Tagxedo
Character Analysis

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Author Interview
Don‟t forget an author
visit (Writers in
Schools Scheme)
through Poetry
Ireland
www.poetryireland.ie

© S...
News Booth App

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
News Booth App

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
News Booth App

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
In A World … Drama App

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Tellagami App

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Bubbl.us
https://bubbl.us/

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Simple Mind App
Available on iTunes

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
SMS Generator
Classtools.net

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
SMS Generator
Classtools.net

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Newspaper Clipping Generator
http://www.fodey.com/generators
/newspaper/snippet.asp

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.c...
Newspaper Clipping Generator
http://www.homemade-giftsmade-easy.com/newspapergenerator.html

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomr...
Voki
http://www.voki.com/

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Novel Ideas

© Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
Other Ideas
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Strip Design App – make a comic strip (iTunes)
Animoto – make a video (animoto.com)
Storybird – cre...
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A Digital Response to the Class Novel

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Presentation form the annual CESI Conference 2014 in Galway. The presentation gives examples of how technology can be used to provide a different response to the class novel or other fiction work in the classroom in order to Spark the Imagination of the pupils.

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A Digital Response to the Class Novel

  1. 1. Spark the Imagination A Digital Response to the Class Novel © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  2. 2. Make Connections • #cesicon • #edchatie • #bunscoile • @cesitweets • @seomraranga © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  3. 3. Curriculum Goals • • • • • • experience a shared response to fiction build up a character profile encourage children to write reviews write or tell further adventures of a particular character making „spider plans‟ and webs children need opportunities to exchange and share responses • children will write for different audiences • having their writing praised, receiving constructive criticism and seeing their efforts valued © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  4. 4. Curriculum Goals • children should be encouraged to write for a real audience and a real purpose • it is important that the teacher establish a sense of purpose for the writing • learn to use language in ways that are appropriate to different audiences • recognise that different registers of language are needed for different purposes • The sharing of writing enhances children‟s feelings of success and accomplishment and will inspire and motivate them to further writing © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  5. 5. Kidblog Kidblog.org © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  6. 6. Kidblog “We get to read other people’s work and write a message/comment saying how good or how much you liked their work. It helps to build people’s vocal and conversational confidence”. © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  7. 7. Kidblog “Kidblog has helped me so much over the year. I have improved on my English work and my literacy” © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  8. 8. Kidblog “We learned about making comments on a blog so that we don’t just write “Well done” and “Good job” and Cool!” Now we know the steps for making a comment and this has improved the blog immensely”. © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  9. 9. Kidblog “Without deviation from normality, progress would be impossible. In the classroom, this blog is nowhere near normal!” More pupils opinions on blogging in this Video © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  10. 10. Kidblog “I love homework this year because we can do some of it on the blog”. © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  11. 11. Novel Work • Make Connections between two characters from different novels • Get one character to write a letter to another character • Book Reports • Character Analysis • Character Comparison • “What If” Poem based on a character • List of questions in a character‟s mind © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  12. 12. Novel Work • Write a letter from yourself to one of the characters • Write a Diary entry for a character • Decisions – what would you do if you were one of the characters? • Comparison of two novels • Write a Newspaper Article based on an event/incident in the novel © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  13. 13. Posting Comments Using Videoscribe App © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  14. 14. Compare Video and Novel Under the Hawthorn Tree Video © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  15. 15. Novel Quiz on Blog © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  16. 16. Embedding Video Content on Blog • • • • How to write a Book Review Dancing the Hora Interview With Author Marita Conlon Mc Kenna Child Labour in the 19th Century © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  17. 17. Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  18. 18. Tagxedo Language Observation http://www.tagxedo.com/ © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  19. 19. Tagxedo Character Analysis © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  20. 20. Author Interview Don‟t forget an author visit (Writers in Schools Scheme) through Poetry Ireland www.poetryireland.ie © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  21. 21. News Booth App © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  22. 22. News Booth App © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  23. 23. News Booth App © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  24. 24. In A World … Drama App © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  25. 25. Tellagami App © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  26. 26. Bubbl.us https://bubbl.us/ © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  27. 27. Simple Mind App Available on iTunes © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  28. 28. SMS Generator Classtools.net © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  29. 29. SMS Generator Classtools.net © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  30. 30. Newspaper Clipping Generator http://www.fodey.com/generators /newspaper/snippet.asp © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com Saves as an image file
  31. 31. Newspaper Clipping Generator http://www.homemade-giftsmade-easy.com/newspapergenerator.html © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com Saves as a PDF
  32. 32. Voki http://www.voki.com/ © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  33. 33. Novel Ideas © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  34. 34. Other Ideas • • • • • Strip Design App – make a comic strip (iTunes) Animoto – make a video (animoto.com) Storybird – create a digital story (storybird.com) Audacity – create a podcast (audacity.sourceforge.net) QR Code – embed a video/resource in a QR Code, print and stick into pupils‟ novels (qrstuff.com) • QR Code Talking Story (qrvoice.net) • Literacy Shed – great motivator to write (literacyshed.com) © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com
  35. 35. Seomra Ranga • • • • • • www.seomraranga.com/.ie @seomraranga on Twitter facebook.com/SeomraRanga slideshare.com/seomraranga pinterest.com/seomraranga info@seomraranga.com © Seomra Ranga 2014 www.seomraranga.com

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