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Building Student Engagement Using Technology

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BUILDING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT USING TECHNOLOGY
Tired of bored, disengaged students? Ready to get them excited about learning again? This presentation is designed for elementary-level librarians who are looking for quick and easy ways to build student engagement and excitement through free and easy technology tools.

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Building Student Engagement Using Technology

  1. 1. Building Student Engagement Using Technology Credits: Gonzalez, Raul. “Dos Piezas.” December 8, 2011. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahego/6479063181/in/photostrea m/
  2. 2. A b o u t M e
  3. 3. Why? Anyone, anyone?
  4. 4. Where to Begin? Erin, Evil. “AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH.” December 2, 2008. http://www.flickr.com/photos/evilerin/3078856253/
  5. 5. Big Huge Labs-What is it? http://bighugelabs.com/
  6. 6. Idea 1- Trading Cards Picture source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ge orge_Washington Picture source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Abraham_Lincoln
  7. 7. Idea 2-Magazine Cover JKehoe_Photos (March 2013). Ladybug on Bee Plant. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnjkehoe_photo
  8. 8. Idea 3-Maps European Explorers Ancient Civilizations
  9. 9. Idea 4-Book Badges
  10. 10. Big Huge Labs Pros/Cons Pros • Free • Large variety of ways to use photographs • Easy/fast to make and download creations Cons • Limited in fonts and text/photo placement • Potential copyright issues
  11. 11. Your turn!
  12. 12. Vocaroo-What is it?
  13. 13. Idea 1- Books, Books, Books Johnson, Chrissy. “Literacy Stations.” September 24, 2009. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsj1/4441258332/
  14. 14. Idea 2- Writing Barrett Discovery. “3rd Grade Wildlife Refuge Writing.” November 1, 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/projectdiscovery/8148198844/i
  15. 15. Idea 3-Rhymes and Poems Example 1 Example 2 Image credit: www.seussville.com
  16. 16. Idea 4-Conversational Skills Wicks, Andy. “Untitled.” July 16, 2009. http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2610812712
  17. 17. Vocaroo Pros/Cons Pros • Free • Messages can be downloaded and kept forever • No email/log-in needed Cons • Messages kept online for only a few months • iPhone/iPad does not allow in-browser microphone access
  18. 18. Your turn!
  19. 19. QR Code-What is it? 1. http://www.i- nigma.com/Downloadi- nigmaReader.html 2. 2.
  20. 20. Idea 1-Encoded Messages
  21. 21. Idea 2-Website Links SOL Pass Tumblebo oks
  22. 22. Idea 3-Research Garden of Praise Ducksters
  23. 23. Idea 4-Let Them Try! Wente, Rachel. “Student Technology Showcase.” March 18, 2011. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rw entechaney/5541677414/in/photostre am/
  24. 24. QR Code Pros/Cons Pros • Free • Don’t need email/log-in to create/scan barcodes • Easy enough for students to make their own • Gives students more independence Cons • Not secure • Codes can’t be placed too close together • Students need access to smart phone or iPad
  25. 25. Your turn!
  26. 26. Tagxedo-What is it? http://www.tagxedo.com/
  27. 27. Idea 1-Curricular Review
  28. 28. Idea 2-Book Review Review 1 Review 2 Shmoop Editorial Team. "The Lightning Thief Summary" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 1 Aug. 2013. Shmoop Editorial Team. "The Lightning Thief Themes" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 1 Aug. 2013.
  29. 29. Idea 3-Introduction
  30. 30. Idea 4-Poetry Silverstein, Shel. "Where the Sidewalk Ends." Where the Sidewalk Ends. London: Marion Boyars, 2003. Print.
  31. 31. Tagxedo Pros/Cons Pros • Free • No email/log-in • Lots of choices with font, color, shape, et c. • Many different sizes available for saving Cons • Tricky using your own photos • Difficult to place emphasis on specific words • Requires adult assistance
  32. 32. Your turn!

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