Seeing Double. Incorporating Technology With Literature. Karenward@clovisusd.k12.ca.us.
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Incorporating Technology With Literature
Jack London has been called “one of the most popular authors in the world today.”*What qualities did this American author have which continue to endear him to readers many years after his death?What can we learn from his personal and professional life?
Student involvement in this project will enable them to:
Students will be using their Microsoft Paint program to combine their faces with Jack Londons. This final project empowers students to connect personally so that they can parallel the lives of London with his writing.
Require students to include a bibliography with their completed project.This bibliography must include both sites where they found information as well as sites where they find pictures.Here is a site where students can access information about how to correctly annotate a bibliography.
Component RequirementsWWWGraphic Organizer author picturestudent digital picture bibliography Microsoft Paint program(or other program like this)
Guiding your students in learning through the use of a graphic organizer will help them brainstorm, research and present their findings in a patterned, sequential, and understandable manner. Additional information about graphic organizers can be found at these sites:http://www.writedesignonline.com/organizers/index.htmlhttp://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/torganiz.htmhttp://www.graphic.org/goindex.html
Create a prompted PowerPoint scaffold for your students which directs them to go to the WWW so they can research the author and his life.
Educational Technology Journal, May 1, 1998http://questioning.org/Q4/cov98may.html
Teaching with the Webhttp://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/lss/lang/teach.html
Create a prompted PowerPoint slide which instructs students to create and complete a graphic organizer with their research information about Jack London.
Fact or Event
Create a PowerPoint slide explaining to students the use of the Paint program to create a double image.
Instruct students to incorporate their pictures of Jack London with their own digital portrait.
Instruct students to place text boxes by the sides of both pictures with written comparisons and contrasts between themselves and London.
American Renaissance Man
Fact or Event
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