During the summer of 2011, my very best Librarian friends, Bekci Kelly and Mary Schwander and I were each honored to run a poster session at the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference that was held in Philadelphia. We unveiled our wiki to educational technology specialists from around the world. As they looked over our wiki, the most low tech option was getting the most attention! I was surprised, but it also made sense! Paperslides are very effective for many purposes (mode of instruction, tutorial, etc.) and are quick and easy to make!
Pro/Con Issue: Science example:
My son is currently in 5th grade. He is reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in a lit circle. He has been asked to provide evidence as to which genre category the book belonged to. He recorded his findings. As I was driving in yesterday, I was thinking that we could make a Paperslide where he visually illustrates the evidence he found and speaks to the book belonging in the genre of fantasy. I thought another extension we could do is to add literary element to the Paperslide where he identifies personification and allusion. I hope to find the time over the weekend to create one with him. If we do, I will post it here. Our primary concern for the weekend is a swim meet and some holiday prep, so we may not get to it.