I am so not a tecchie. It's one of many things I need to work on as a teacher. But yesterday we used technology in a fun way, and my kids actually wanted me to put it online. They actually thought it was online the whole time we were creating it, but I had to sadly say, no, it was just for us. So when they wanted me to put it online, I thought, "why not?" No one's name or picture is being used. It's just a poem we created.
Like many of you, we read poems every week to use for rhyme, alliteration, reading strategies and tons of other stuff. Sometimes I write it on my my lined tablet, sometimes I read them, sometimes I put them on a ppt with graphics, which is what I did this time. So we read the poem, did our thing with rhyme, the strategy of the week, yadda yadda, and then we wrote our own poem. I showed them how to change the font, change the size, add graphics, and move things around. We also looked online at a color wheel to find the complimentary color to use in the background. They came up with the poem entirely on their own, and I think it is awesome!!!! I actually took some of the graphics off because I didn't want to break any copyright law. So here's a toned-down version.
So to celebrate my use of technology in the classroom and show off my kids' fabulous writing, here it is!
Thank you for reading it!
[Glitterfy.com - *Glitter Words*]