Today I am participating in Digital Literacy Sunday with Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche, where we are talking about digital poetry.
Summer is almost upon us. Time for summer activities. Time for summer camps, with many of those being sports camps. We have camps for football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, and golf. If a child plays a sport, then we can connect him or her with a sports camp.
For the past several years, my school district has thought outside the box and has offered an academic camp, SPARK (Super Powered Activities to Recharge Kids) for our high ability students. Students have the opportunity to feed their curiosity, their creativity, and their innovativeness with the use of technology.
I always teach sessions on writing poetry, and yes, sometimes it is hard to compete with drones, spheros, ollies, 3D printers, and 3Doodlers. But I need to provide an outlet for creative writing because we live in a world of writing-for-the-test.
I have used Google slides in the past to incorporate technology into my sessions. Students write their poems and collaborate on Google slides, but I am looking for new ideas.
I work with 2nd and 3rd graders in one session, and 4th and 5th graders in the other. Do you have any apps or ideas on digital poetry to share that I could try this summer? I have many students who come every year and we need something new. I welcome your suggestions.
Also, if any of you are still in school the week after Memorial Day and would like to collaborate, Skype, and share poetry across the miles, please leave a note in the comments.
In the meantime, please enjoy our work from summer's collections.