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Resources for Creating Book Trailers

Resources for Creating Book Trailers
Creating Book Trailers A trailer for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce. The trailer was created by Jarod Lambert and his son Charles (age 6). What are book trailers? Chance and Lesesne (2012) define a book trailer as "a visual representation of a book. Commercial conceptualizations of video book trailers are valid and have their place as they serve a valid and specific function: to sell specific books. Given the varying purposes assigned to book trailers, we will focus on the methodology of creating trailers. What about using book trailers instructionally? Talk of book trailers tends toward publisher, teacher, and librarian creation of trailers as a means of advertising books to various audiences. Sample Book Trailers From Carol Johnson at Buckalew Elementary Trailers saved as PDFs from PowerPoint files. From Third Grade Students at Coulson Tough Elementary (K-6) The Spider and The Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendack References

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Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling Teaching critical thinking and creativity in writing can be a difficult task, but it is crucial in preparing students to meet the standards of the Common Core. Digital storytelling is a highly effective technique for doing so, as it requires a clear organization of thought, discipline, and problem solving skills — all of which can translate directly into more traditional essay writing. What’s more, digital storytelling has the added benefit of meeting other Common Core standards relating to proficiency in technical skills. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at why digital storytelling is an effective approach for teaching writing, and how to do it best. Photo credit: torres21

5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos The traditional book report that asks students to critique the books that they read is a staple of many classrooms. If you would like to add a new element to book reports try having students add visual and audio components to book reports by having students create book trailers. Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers. 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers "Whatever side people sit on, be it reader or non-reader, a book trailer will fill that gap in a powerful, potent way." It's a powerful tool for 21st Century students."- Chance, Rosemary and Teri Lesesne.

Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading I only steal from the best. So here we go. Johnson's Top Ten... Comic Life 3 for Mac & Windows Presenting Comic Life 3, the app with everything you need to make a stunning comic from your own images. Packed with fonts, templates, panels, balloons, captions, and lettering art, Comic Life is a fun, powerful and easy-to-use app with endless possibilities. Whether it is photos of friends or hand drawn comic characters, Comic Life is the ultimate app for turning your images into a comic. Want to recount your holiday adventures or tell a life-story in an engaging style? Comic Life is the answer. What about creating an original story featuring you and your friends?

Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article In her article Room for Beliefs, Debbie Miller says, "Step outside your classroom door and look back in, as if for the first time. What do you see? Do you want to come back inside? Or do you want to run and hide?" Future Ready Librarians - Framework When high quality teaching is infused with the dynamic use of technology, personalized student learning becomes possible. The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to set out a roadmap to achieve that success and to commit districts to move as quickly as possible towards a shared vision of preparing students for success in college, career, and citizenship. This roadmap can only be accomplished through a systemic approach to change, as outlined in the Future Ready Framework. With personalized student learning at the center, a district must align each of the seven (7) key categories, called "Gears", in order to ensure a successful digital conversion. The outside rings of the framework emphasize the need for collaborative leadership and the cycle of transformation where districts vision, plan, implement, and assess continually.

24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers May 3, 2017 Google Docs has tons of interesting features that can immensely enhance your productivity level as a teacher and educator. However, most of these features are hidden and you need to dig deeper beyond the simple compose, comment and share trio most users are used to. We have already covered several of these features in previous posts in the past which you can access here. Today, we are sharing with you this wonderful infographic created by the folks in GetVoip featuring a quasi-comprehensive list of hacks and tips to help you tap into the full potential of Google Docs. 10 Tips to Create Great Readers Great readers are made; they are not born (to paraphrase Vince Lombardi). After all, children don’t enter the world knowing how to decode words, make inferences, or cite evidence. They grow into great readers by learning great habits—accumulating a rich database of skills that add up to the ability to read fluently. Some children pick up those habits when adults read to them. Others will not reach those heights without targeted instruction in the classroom.

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