Let's get digital, digital!
Who doesn't love a class movie day?! Not only is Disney's Remember the Titans an excellent, captivating film, it also acts as the perfect discussion opener for endless themes in both English and History class, like racism, diversity, acceptance, conformity, American history and more.
Use this film study to open the discussion and provide students with a visual experience to see themes that will appear more symbolically in literature/history. As videos are excellent multi-sensory tools, it captures the attention for all learners. The color-coordinated questions focus on higher-level thinking skills and details crucial to understanding the plot. By requiring students to answer a certain amount of questions in a particular color, it also creates a unique spin to the concept of student choice (let them think they're in control!).
Continue to marry education and technology in your 21st century classroom with this fabulous resource that introduces a complex concept through understandable terms!
Teaching in a 1:1 district is a blessing, but not everyone has that luxury. If needed, incorporate digital resources slowly, through resources like Google Drive, Google Classroom and Microsoft Drive, or even email! A paperless classroom is an amazing thing to aspire towards - it certainly yields less paperwork!
Digital learning provides numerous opportunities for differentiation, modification, collaboration and more. It provides students with the opportunity to self-pace and self-assess, changing how we know and understand education.
You may be asking what is a digital resource? In reality, it's not much different from the tactile experience. Essentially, an educator distributes their materials in a web-based platform, like Google Drive, which reproduces to their students and their devices. Students then are able to access, edit, alter and print files from their own technologies.
Using digital learning tools is amazing! It doesn't require printing (and jammed printers), often features automatic save, maintains students' documents in a single location, is highly engaging and so much more! I'm typing this on a computer now, aren't I?!
This activity is accessible in both printable and digital formats. Simply print the included PDF for a tactile experience. The resource is available in both PowerPoint and PDF forms, as well as in Google Slides (link in Legal Pages). Please note that the PDF form is in a fillable document - it should allow for direct typing in form style. All versions emphasize color as it correlates to elements of student choice. My students preferred completing it on Microsoft OneNote and made their notes/marks with Microsoft Ink or typing directly onto the printed slides. Should you have any questions please email me at SpEdderTogether@gmail.com
• Interactive PowerPoint
• Interactive Fillable PDF
• Google Slides Link
• Film Questions
• Answer Key
Fonts and graphics from:
• Kimberly Geswein Fonts
• Creative Clips
• Fairways and Chalkboards (LSF Fonts)
• Hidesy's Clipart
• Write Lovely