Using Technology to Support Literacy
in the Intermediate Years
Popplet is a visual thinking and presentation tool allowing students to collaborate with one another, organize information and present information in the form of a web. It is available web based, but is also an app on the iPad.
With a web-bsed account, you may have up to five popplets at a time. Once you create a popplet, you add popples, boxes of text, videos, pictures, links or drawings, to your popplet. Each popple has a line on each side to drag and connect to other poppies.
This site is full of great activities and interactive to support literacy and writing goals in any classroom.
I have created a list of my favourite interactives on ReadWriteThink here. This list of available interactives is not exhaustive. The website is worth exploring to find other lessons and ideas!
A backchannel is a space in which secondary conversations happen during content delivery. I use backchannel spaces to give students a place to process information, make connections, ask questions and extend learning.
Check out my list of ways I use Today's Meet in the classroom here!
I have been using KidBlog for over 3 years now with my intermediate classes. Students love using it and the uses are endless!
Check out some of my blogging resources and ideas!