Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Re-Create the Tortoise and the Hare

It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

After almost 2 weeks with almost no internet, I finally have reliable internet!!  Yeah!!  Since I Tortoise and the Hare - Response Journal - FREEhave had no internet access, I took a little time to get ready for the summer camp program I am teaching in next week.  We will have students with very limited English and we will be using the story of the Tortoise and the Hare to catch their attention and work on reading, writing, and vocabulary.  I put together this cute 20 page packet that we are going to work through a little at a time, which you can grab FREE at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. 

In addition to working on our packet, we will also be creating Animoto videos to re-tell the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.  So, this week’s Website Suggestion of the week is Animoto.  It’s a great,Use Animoto to Help Students re-tell stories in a new, interesting way easy way for kids to create video type slide shows with images, text, videos and music.  If you stick with the 30 second or less videos – it’s completely free, and it’s a great way to get kids actively involved in the re-telling process or in the presentation process on any variety of topics.

How could you use Animoto in your classroom?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources