Let's get digital, digital!
Dystopian texts are a whole other world (literally, and figuratively). It is an especially difficult concepts for those with special needs, those who struggle with abstract ideas and those who may not be as quick to analyze and synthesize. With this being the case, texts like Ayn Rand's Anthem, albeit short, create obstacles that may not occur with other genres of text.
My solution? Provide students with a chance to connect to the text on a personal level! By giving the students an opportunity to forge a connection to a song, similar to the foundation and major ideas of the text, they take their learning to a new level.
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 (not including pre-made text boxes) forms, as well as in Google Slides (link in Legal Pages). All versions include minimal color, should you wish to print and maintain the integrity of the design. 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 Project
• Interactive PDF Project
• Google Slides Link
• What's Your Anthem Example & Explanation
• What's Your Anthem Student Template
Fonts and graphics from:
• Kimberly Geswein Fonts
• Creative Clips
• Fairways and Chalkboards (LSF Fonts)
• Hidesy's Clipart
• Write Lovely