Real world compare and contrast activity - use technology tools to create visuals in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Using Online Tools For A Real World Compare and Contrast Activity

In this age of social media, where visuals are such an integral part of our life, teaching students how to CREATE effective visuals can be an important and real world  skill. Set students up for success in the 21st century by giving them opportunities to practice this! Having students create a visual that compares and contrasts two or more topics …

using an online comic strip program for a fun point of view lesson

A Point of View Lesson Using Comic Strips

For an engaging activity that also integrates technology, use MakeBeliefsComix in a point of view lesson for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The video below explains how this online comic strip maker can be utilized when teaching point of view, or read on below. Check out more point of view lessons and activities here. The text below does contain …

Use an online word cloud creator like Wordle to provide a visual aid to your main idea lessons.

Using Wordle to Teach Main Idea

I really struggled when I first began to teach main idea. It seemed like curriculums only provided one way to teach it – read a short paragraph and determine the main idea of the paragraph. But there are other ways to teach main idea. The video below shows how you can use technology to help teach main idea and provide …