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Four Things Students Need to Create Book Trailer Videos | Free Tech for Teachers

Four Things Students Need to Create Book Trailer Videos | Free Tech for Teachers | Hablando español | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne writes: "Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their favorite elements of a story and try to entice viewers to read the book themselves."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 3, 6:25 PM

A few days before we went on winter break, I was brainstorming ideas for January library visits. I decided to broach the idea of a book trailer contest with the 6th grade teachers, and immediately heard back from over half of them that they were in! I'm hopeful that we can tie this in to our annual March Madness contest, too.

 

The idea (at the moment) is to have students create individual book trailers on one platform, with a maximum length of... 60 seconds? 90? I'll have to play with this. (I am leaning toward using Adobe Spark as the platform, which Richard demonstrates in his blog post.) Each class will then vote for their top three. Those finalists will be shown on our daily TV news, and voting will be open to all students. I think I'll also post the finalists on the library webpage for students who may miss a day of school (or whose teachers still aren't showing TV news each morning!) 

 

I'm also planning on an awards show for the finalists, with a red carpet, paparazzi (our yearbook students) and popcorn! 650 sixth grade students--I hope I didn't create a monster!  For the third year in a row I will be out the last day before spring break, so I will leave my part-time library tech with the job of tallying and posting the winners. We will have to have the awards ceremony after break. There's a lot still to plan, but Richard's post, along with my presentation--with bonus cheesy trailers--will get us started in January.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 4, 1:19 AM
Book trailers is one thing I would love to work with this year. 
Ashley Hodson-Phy's curator insight, January 7, 9:26 AM
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15 proverbs from around the world that you should start using ASAP.

15 proverbs from around the world that you should start using ASAP. | Hablando español | Scoop.it

If you live in America, chances are you've heard (or used) the phrase "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."Most of us know it means, essentially, that you shouldn't make all your plans based on one possible thing happening. But it's kind of a weird phrase, right? Have you ever stopped to wonder where it originated?Its use in print has been traced to the novel "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes in the early 1600s, although it possibly was mistranslated to an inexact English idiom from the original and may have other roots in Italian phrases. Different cultures around the world all have their own similar sayings — proverbs, if you will — that make sense to those who've grown up speaking the language but sound downright odd to anyone who hasn't.James Chapman is fascinated by these sayings and how they translate across languages and cultures....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 26, 2016 1:29 PM

Lots of wonderful lessons from the wisdom of these proverbs from around the world.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, October 30, 2016 5:08 AM
Proverbs are culture specific and culture sensitive. Proverbs are also a condensation of the folk wisdom of a particular country, community or region. It is great fun to study proverbs from around the world because it helps you learn more about different cultures and different ways of thinking! Some proverbs are common across cultures. The proverb, 'empty vessels make noise', has an equivalent in one of the Indian dialects that zgoes'empty husks make a lot of noise.'
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How HyperDocs Can Transform Your Teaching

How HyperDocs Can Transform Your Teaching | Hablando español | Scoop.it

Jennifer Gonzalez writes: "A HyperDoc is a digital document—such as a Google Doc—where all components of a learning cycle have been pulled together into one central hub. Within a single document, students are provided with hyperlinks to all of the resources they need to complete that learning cycle."


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I've had The HyperDoc Handbook all year and have made a few sample HyperDocs for teachers. Recently I decided to put some library instruction into a HyperDoc, too. This simple Hyperdoc teaches 6th graders how to use the library catalog, introducing them to Destiny Quest, resource lists and more. They'll also learn a few Chromebook tips during this lesson, since many of them will be new to Chromebooks coming into middle school. 

 

If you're sharing this with teachers, show them this awesome presentation about using HyperDocs with novels. It's packed with information and great examples. 

 

And of course, think of all the great things students can create with HyperDocs! I'd love to see a research project that culminates in a HyperDoc full of the resources students used, images, videos, music, their own writing and illustrations etc., etc.  How about students tying facts to a historical fiction novel? Adding interactive features via Forms throughout their HyperDoc to share and get feedback with other students? Once you dive in, the possibilities are endless. 

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 12, 2017 5:44 PM

I've had The HyperDoc Handbook all year and have made a few sample HyperDocs for teachers. Recently I decided to put some library instruction into a HyperDoc, too. This simple Hyperdoc teaches 6th graders how to use the library catalog, introducing them to Destiny Quest, resource lists and more. They'll also learn a few Chromebook tips during this lesson, since many of them will be new to Chromebooks coming into middle school. 

 

If you're sharing this with teachers, show them this awesome presentation about using HyperDocs with novels. It's packed with information and great examples. 

 

And of course, think of all the great things students can create with HyperDocs! I'd love to see a research project that culminates in a HyperDoc full of the resources students used, images, videos, music, their own writing and illustrations etc., etc.  How about students tying facts to a historical fiction novel? Adding interactive features via Forms throughout their HyperDoc to share and get feedback with other students? Once you dive in, the possibilities are endless.