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Christine has a bevvy of spots in the TechnoVerse that she's using with students during National Poetry Month.
Poetry and Technology Blog
Collaborative Writing Resources:
Stixy.com – Interactive sticky-note board where students can collaborate on writing projects.
Edmodo.com – Safe social-networking for school!
Poetry from the National Poetry Foundation – great collection of poems.
The Poetry App– contains poems read by poets and actors as well as a good collection of
poems for students.
Poetry Daily– an app that brings new poems to your device every day!
Poetry Magnets – Refrigerator magnets for your iDevice!
The last app, Poetry Magnets, is a new and fabulous favorite of mine. Refrigerator magnets for the iPad, how FUN is that?! We recently used it to create poetry in 3rd grade. I briefly demonstrated the app, then I gave the students time to
In Poetry Magnets, the students have the ability to drag words from a word bank at the bottom. They can create new word tiles if they are looking for a specific word as well.
When the students finished writing, we had a sharing session. They used their iPads to mirror their work on my laptop, which is connected to a projector and running AirServer – here is Sylvie, sharing her work:
Some of their products were amazing. Below is a sample poem by Sylvie, age 8.
Poetry appeals to all kids – less words means less pressure when it comes to writing. When you combine it with a fun website to engage lower readers, a collaborative writing resource, or an app to give kids another outlet for their writing, amazing things occur!
Mrs. Christine Hurley is the Library Media Specialist at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology in Hagerstown, Maryland. Christine graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education, and then a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Educational Technology. After teaching for five years and earning her National Board Certified Teacher status, she decided to switch careers and pursue her Library Media certification. Currently she is pursuing certification in Writing for Children and Young Adults through McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Christine was recently chosen by Tech4Learning as an "Innovative Educator" for her use in integrating the Tech4Learning suite of software into her instruction.
Visit her website at http://hurlechr.weebly.com – you can also find her media center social networking sites on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube!
Christine, you are a Media Queen. Thank you for sharing all of these resources and Sylvie's beautiful Refrigerator Magnet poem. What relaxing imagery she conjured from those magnets.
Today's Poetry Friday is Irene Latham at Live Your Poem. I believe it's Irene's turn with her NPM 2013 Progressive Poem today. Stop by for poetry links and to check on the group poem's progress. (And stop back here on Monday, when it's my turn to add a line to the poem.)