This session presents educators with alternatives to book reports. Walk away with ideas on how to foster students’ creativity by engaging them in authentic literacy projects using online multimedia tools and Ministry licensed software. Student samples are shared and all resources and samples are shared in the resource links below, allowing teachers to assign similar activities in their classroom.
- Danuta’s presentation (including student questions and rubric): Nov-13-Danuta-BOOK-REPORTS-NO-MORE-handout.pdf
- Contact Danuta
- Web resources: OSAPAC (Ministry licensed software), Reversing the Downslide of Student Engagement (article), 21st Century Skills, ETFO – Social Justice Begins With Me, Google Art Project, Book Trailers for All (YouTube channel),
- Trailers: The Hobbit (movie), Wait Till Helen Comes (book), The Troll Hunter (book), Ninteen Minutes (book), Evermore (book), finished student sample (using Animoto)
- Tools: Copyright-free music, Animoto for educators (be sure to look for the Educators link to apply for an teacher account in order to create full-length videos). Please read the terms of service carefully.
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