Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!

Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
Short Stories: Technology Projects - Use with ANY Short Story!
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In this teaching bundle, you will be provided with all the resources that you need to offer an alternative assessment for your short story unit or a reading analysis activity for your students using a great motivating tool – technology!

This teaching bundle includes all of the materials, grading rubrics, student project sheets, and implementation guides for three technology projects designed to be used with ANY short story. Implement these creative high-interest activities and projects throughout the year!

Each of the three resources includes access to a project model that will motivate and excite your students! The technology examples are based on the following short stories: Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery, O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.”

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Thinglink Short Story Unit Activity and Technology Project: Use with ANY Short Story!

Students will love to showcase their knowledge of a short story by creating a dynamic, interactive image that includes tagged sound files, songs, images, videos, and hyperlinks to related websites.
This project is designed to be used with any short story!

Each resource that students will use to create their interactive Thinglink image is free and can be accessed with Google Chrome. Students can use these materials with a MAC, Windows PC, Chromebook, iPad, or from any Smartphone! All materials are editable. Teachers will be able to make changes if needed!
By searching for video files, audio, songs, and images, students will be given the opportunity to analyze and select more than one source type to represent their knowledge and analysis of a literary text.

Links to online digital sound effects and free music sites are included – along with directions on how to embed them into their Thinglink collage!
Students will love the opportunity to create and design their own interactive image!

This resource includes the following teaching materials:

Access to a pdf file containing Google Share links (for all student handouts and the teacher’s rubric;
Directions on how to share with students using Google Drive, sharing within Google Classroom, and how to use share with Microsoft OneDrive;
Implementation guide and teacher notes;
Access to a sample Thinglink Interactive Collage based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and designed to serve as a model for your students;
Student resource list for collage-maker websites, sound effect websites, free music sites, and suggestions for image searching;
Student Project Sheet with a project requirements and free choice options for their related Thinglink content (with suggestions);
A How-To Thinglink handout with screenshots on creating Thinglink tags and linking media, typing text, and embedding images using Thinglink;
Directions on how to share the Thinglink project;
A Final Project Checklist and Planning Template for students;
Teacher’s Short Story Thinglink Project Grading Rubric.

Short stories come ALIVE for your students with this high-interest extension activity.

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Short Story Unit Technology Project: Create an Interactive, Animated Flipbook!

Students will love to showcase their knowledge of a short story by creating a dynamic, interactive flipbook with Flipsnack - a great free technology tool and website!
Students will upload the books they previously created in Google Docs, Word, or by using Google Slides. Uploaded into Flipsnack, their books (based on a short story) will become an interactive, dynamic, and polished appearing virtual book – complete with a hardbound cover and pages that makes a flipping sound!

In order to motivate students and excite them, a fun and modern project example has been included based on O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi.”

Students will highlight important literary elements within the short story (such as characterization, theme, symbols, and conflicts) by using images, texts, and hyperlinks to related websites, audio effects, and video clips.
This project is designed to be used with ANY short story that you currently teach!
Students can use these materials and the Flipsnack website with any device. All you need is access to Google Chrome!
All materials in this project are editable. Teachers will be able to make changes if needed!

By searching for video files, audio, songs, and images, students will be given the opportunity to analyze and select more than one source type to represent their knowledge and analysis of a literary text.
Links to online digital sound effects and free music sites are included – along with a video and how-to handout with directions on how to create a flipbook using Flipsnack.

Students will love the opportunity to create and design their own interactive, animated books!

This resource includes the following teaching materials:

Access to a pdf file containing Google Share links (for all student handouts and the teacher’s rubric;
Directions on how to share with students using Google Drive, sharing within Google Classroom, and how to use share with Microsoft OneDrive;
Implementation guide and teacher notes;
Access to a sample flipbook based on O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” and designed to serve as a model for your students;
Student Resource List for sound effect websites, free music sites, and suggestions for image searching and related websites to link within the pages of their flipbooks;
Student Flipbook Project Sheet based on a Short Story (outlines project requirements and several free choice options for their flipbook content;
Directions on how to share the Flipbook project;
A Final Short Story Project Sheet (students must explain their flipbook content and how it relates to the short story);
Teacher’s Short Story Flipbook Project Grading Rubric.

Assign a short story for students to use or allow them the opportunity to select their own! Help facilitate your students’ ability to think both critically and creatively through the implementation of this high-interest Short Story Project using technology!

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Short Story Analysis and Technology Project Using Adobe Spark

Add spark to your short story unit with this short story analysis and technology project using the free Adobe Spark website!

This engaging resource includes a Google Slides Tutorial Presentation and YouTube video link on how to create a page using the Adobe Spark website or the Adobe Spark app. All you need to complete this project is Google Chrome!
Students can create their own beautifully designed pages based on a short story from any device!
Teachers can select the short story they want to use with this high-interest project. Another option is to allow students to choose their own. This is a great activity and project to implement while teaching short stories or use as an assessment at the end of your short story unit!

With this resource, students will analyze and demonstrate their knowledge of a short story’s elements of fiction and the author’s use of literary devices and literary elements.
Students will showcase their knowledge of a short story by creating a Short Story Analysis Page using Adobe Spark. Their Short Story Adobe Spark Page will include images, reader’s response text, and multimedia (such as supporting video clips, audio, and related website links).

After viewing the project example based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” students will be excited and eager to design their own modern, unique page using the user-friendly Adobe Spark website!
This teaching resource provides a structured Short Story Analysis and Technology Project handout with clear directions and a description of the content students will be required to include in their Adobe Spark Pages.

Requirements include 4-5 related images, an About the Author section, a Quotable Quote, a Literary Element Example and Description, Plot Summary section, and Related Video, Sound/Sound Effect, or Supplementary Website link.

This product makes planning easy and provides a no-prep way to implement a high-interest, interactive project that your students will love!

This dynamic short story unit project includes the following:

A pdf file with Google Drive share links for each resource;
Adobe Spark Google Slide Tutorial for Students (How to Create, Publish, and Share an Adobe Spark Page);
Adobe Spark Page Tutorial Video Link;
Student Project Handout with All Project Requirements Listed;
List of Ideas and Examples for Including Multimedia (video, audio, and websites);
Links to sites featuring free Sound Effects;
Editable Teacher’s Grading Rubric;
Access to a Short Story Analysis Page Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Created with Adobe Spark;
Directions for Accessing and Sharing Resources via Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, and OneDrive – along with the option to download and print;
Implementation Guide with Teacher Notes.

All materials for this project are editable. The Short Story Project Sheet provides students with clear directions and ensures they will be able to complete this project from start to finish through a structured and organized process.
Foster both creative and critical thinking skills with this high-interest short story project!

Personalize student learning and effectively implement technology as an assessment tool with this high-interest teaching bundle of resources!

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