makebeliefscomix,a simple but user friendly and practical tool to motivate pupils to write.I did my DIGITAL IDENTITY 123 Presentation with it. I also used in my 1st ESO class,for re-doing textbook dialogues changing relevant data.
In module Digital Literacy, Citizenship and Internet Safety We dealt with the topic of Internet safety.Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.It is important for students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens.
In Module 5 I evaluated a web-based App which I already know well.This is Google Drive which has many interesting uses for teachers to assign collaboratively tasks(especially reading and writing ones)to students.A especial feature of it is real-time collaboration. If you’re using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, or Drawings, you and others with access to a file can make edits to that file at the same time.
In Module 5 we had to design a mobile learning lesson plan.The topic I used was an outdoor treasure hunt on local attractions of hometown.The mobile app I used was SCVNGR.In SCVNGR you could add short texts, images, audio files, video files and web links allow the media to be easily presented in the form of a chain of activities.Here,a question is called a challenge and several challenges can be put together to make a trek. In my activity the treasure hunt would be a trek.
In Module 4 I came across an easy but interesting tool for telling chain stories collaboratively.Immediately i noticed the possibilities it offers for fostering writing skills with students.We contributed and organised a story this way and it was funny and exciting.
In Module 4 I discovered Prezi,a new tool for doing presentations in a very visual manner.It's one of my favourites and it can be used for different purposes(Steps in a process,timeline...).It is an online presentation tool, that basically allows you to have a blank canvas and to put on lots of text, images, videos, audio, graphics and so on, to create your presentation.
Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows.The free version allows you to produce a 30 second video.I used this tool for making the task"Welcome to your students".Ifind this tool easy to use and useful for classes with younger students.