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Promoting Literacy for Teens on Mobile Devices

  1. Promoting Literacy for Teens on Mobile Devices ShellyTerrell@gmail.com Bit.ly/ELTLINKs
  2. Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke
  3. Erikson's Stages of Development Usefulcharts.com/psychology/erik-erikson-stages-of-development.html
  4. Why mobile learning? various apps offline/online easily vast storage engaging multimedia Travels 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 character they want to be •They text to each other a conversation they imagine the 2 characters would have now •Take screen shots, post on blog & discuss
  10. Pop Quiz •Students get in pairs or small groups •They are allowed to text each other for help during a test when you ring the bell.
  11. Find it! •Pre-reading:Students search for music, clothing, setting, etc.
  12. Find it! •Pre-reading:Students search for music, clothing, setting, etc. •While reading: Students mark in book what they found & how it gives them a better understanding
  13. Find it! •Pre-reading:Students search for music, clothing, setting, etc. •While reading: Students mark in book what they found & how it gives them a better understanding •Post reading: Students post which items they can relate to in their lives. 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! Salvatel'ambiente: 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. Lesson LinoIt 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
  27. Splice
  28. Splice
  29. Upload to Posterous
  30. Create Interactive Chapter Assessments 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?
  33. English-attack.com
  34. Lessonstream.org/browse-lessons/?person=Teens
  35. What is a QR Code? Quick response Barcode Jeff rutzky's QR code chocolate treats by Ericskiff, Flickr
  36. You need a QR scanner
  37. I-nigma SparQcode QuickMark QR CodeWiz QRidee QRafter
  38. SparQCode.com
  39. Activehistory.co.uk/QR/bookmarklet
  40. Create/Answer Polls Pollstogo.com
  41. Bit.ly/mlearningLINKS

Editor's Notes

  • 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
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