Selfies: It's All About Me!
1 Hook: Day One
1. Create your own digital interactive e-book (following all the steps below) to introduce yourself to your students.
2. Tell students that they will be creating their own "All About Me" e-books so you can get to know them better.
3. First, open the book creator app and have students write the title and author of their book in book creator. Next, show students how to take a selfie for the front cover and insert it into the book. Then show them how to add their name under their picture.
2 Direct Instruction & Guided Practice: Day 2
Use the popplet app to help students organize what they will say in their mini story when they record themselves using the tellegami app. Tellagami only allows 30 seconds to record, so their mini story should be something like this:
Beginning: Name and grade level
Middle: something interesting about themselves.
End/Conclusion: Nice to meet you, thanks for watching
Click here for an example of a popplet tree map.
When students have practiced what they want to say, show them how to record their mini story using Tellagami. Save it to the camera roll and import into book creator.
3 Independent Practice: Day 3 - 4
Have students pair-share which pages they want to try in their book. Then have students fill out a tree map outlining the pages that will go into their story and which tool they will use. i.e. chatterpix, tellagami, word cloud, videolicious. They only need 3 pages, but they can include more. They should write down any words that they may need to know how to spell in their story.
Go over the expectations for their book:
- picture and name on the front
- rename the book with the title and author
- 3 pages in your final product
- At least one video on a page
Let students choose which tools to use to create the rest of their book. It would be helpful to have video tutorials for students to watch to learn how to use the tools they choose. YouTube has many tutorials if you do not want to create your own.
4 Wrap Up: Day 5
When students finish their ebooks in book creator, they can export those books to an e-reader such as iBooks, Nook, or Kindle. Then let students read the e-books their classmates createsd.
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
|SL.1: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.1.5||Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.|
|SL.2: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.2.5||Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.|
|SL.3: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.3.5||Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.|
|W.1: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.1.6||With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.|
|W.2: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.2.6||With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.|
|W.3: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.3.6||With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.|