A previous post on literature circles highlighted how technology can make traditional strategies more engaging to students. If you use project-based learning in your classroom, the sky is the limit when it comes to integrating technology to your plan. That being said, where do you start?
A good place to start is Fluency 21, a unit creation site that walks teachers through the PBL planning process. Teachers can then share their plans, or keep them private.
Here are 5 easy ideas you may want to consider for your literature PBLs. Each references an iPad app, but can be easily adapted to web-based or Android tools:
- Create and update a plot map with StickyBoard
- Use Fotobabble to identify “golden lines” from a specific character
- Make a slideshow in Animoto to make a personal connection with the narrator
- Identify figurative language with Haiku Deck
- Recreate a scene from another character’s perspective using Touchcast or iMovie.