October 25

Getting into character with text messages

Students shared ideas about a favourite Mo Willems story ‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus’. We discussed character and motivation and persuasive arguments and used Fake Text Message to show our learning. We uploaded these to Google Drive and read them together in class. Here are two examples and the website dashboard.

Here’s the dashboard of the site. We ended up taking a screen shot and cropping the image. The create image function did not work on our iPad 2s.

November 9

Understanding Character with Face Swap

Students discussed the phrase ‘in someone else’s shoes’. We talked about characters in a story and developing an understanding of empathy. Students made ‘I’ statements as if they were the character in the book. We then had some fun with a Face Swap App so the students could become the characters they were describing.

“I like to play with my Grandchildren. It makes me happy.”

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