I <3 Technology!
Seriously....it's not just my iPhone I am addicted to.... I think I've loved the Internet since the sweet sound of the dial up and static just before hearing, "You've Got Mail!"
Anyways, in the classroom I love motivating my students with the use of technology. They really respond well and have learned so much, they can basically navigate the Internet, website, or an app as well as me. One of my favorite websites (because it is so student friendly and informative) is Brain Pop. We are very fortunate that our district pays for a yearly subscription because I use it weekly.
I love that Brain Pop offers...
- short video clips on diverse topis
- online quizes
- printable quizes
- captions on videos
- extension websites and ideas
It is a great resource for students to gather information from multiple sources. It's also perfect for students who aren't completely comfortable with technology because it is so user-friendly. I would definitely recommend it.
Tomorrow, I am going to post about the new close reading lesson I worked on this week that focuses on the word choice used in Sojourner Truth's speech, Ain't I Woman. It's a long lesson and very similar to the MLK lesson we worked on a few weeks ago, but it steps up the students' thinking.