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Julia Boulton

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about 12 hours ago

Students develop scripts, perform, and use their voices to depict characters from texts, giving them the opportunity to develop fluency and further enhance comprehension of what they are reading.

about 16 hours ago

Puppet Video
DEFINITION
A puppet video is a short skit or story created with virtual or real puppets.
WORKFLOW
Initial Setup
If you’re going to use virtual puppets, download a puppet video app.
If you’re going to use real puppets, you’ll need to borrow or purchase finger puppets and setup your recording area. A table with an uncluttered background works well, and a tripod is recommended. You can use an external video camera or a built-in laptop video camera. iPad cameras can work well too.
Create an account on a video sharing website where you’ll upload and share your videos.
Ongoing Use
Plan and storyboard your video. Optionally, create a script.
Record and export/compress your video.
Upload your video to a sharing site.

about 17 hours ago

We've found some fun and educational apps that also provide practice with the essential literacy skills. We bet your child won't complain with technological fun like this!

about 17 hours ago

Motivate the special children in your life to read and read some more! Send one of the free e-cards below to a child, student, grandchild, colleague, or friend. The e-cards were created for Reading Rockets by award-winning children's book illustrators Bruce Degen, Betsy Lewin, Peter Sis, Marc Brown, and many others

about 17 hours ago

I have identified thirteen literacies important for students to master, which you can see below. Lisa Nielsen, in her blog post “Should the new math be financial literacy?” states “we have lost focus on preparing young people for what will matter in their real lives. If the education system were to provide some financial literacy classes for kids, it could make a tremendous difference in the economic success of society”. Let’s examine some ways you can easily embed their literacies across the curriculum.

about 17 hours ago

DEFINITION
A narrated art project includes an image, which can be a drawing or photo, shared with accompanying audio narration.
WORKFLOW
Initial Setup
Create an account on a free web service listed under “tools” below.
If you have a mobile device, download and install the app for the service you’re using.
If you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, obtain and test a microphone if you don’t have a built-in mic.
Test the website and the narrated slideshow PUBLISHING process in the location / on the network you will use with students.
Ongoing Use
Login to your app or website.
Click record and record your audio narration.
Take a photo of your art or select an existing image from your photo library.
Enter the meta data (title, description, etc) for each episode.
Click upload.

Feb 25, 15

Literacy skills help students gain knowledge through reading as well as using media and technology. These skills also help students create knowledge through writing as well as developing media and tec

Feb 25, 15

  [[icon]] The 2014 National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) has now concluded. You may still find the activities, resources and teaching notes useful to refer to in your classroom. Information about NLNW in 2015 will be added early next year. Discover the joys of poetry by taking part in the activity A Poem in Your Pocket. It is an easy and fun way to practice your reading and writing skills. 

Feb 25, 15

To make A Poem in Your Pocket relevant to students across Australia you could try to incorporate technology.  Blogging  A class blog could be a channel where students can record and share their poems. Students are increasingly using blogs to communicate for example, quad-blogging is allowing students to develop as writers and they can write their own content, share, read and comment on other students’ blogs. 

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