Hello, Everyone! This has been a rough week for my computer. Last Sunday, the hard drive completely crashed. My incredibly awesome brother was able to salvage most of my files on a portable hard drive, but the computer is pretty much shot. Luckily, my brother was able to get my old computer up and running well enough for me to link up with Joanne from Head Over Heels For Teaching for Spark Student Motivation Saturday.
Today, I would like to share an awesome website for creating projects. The website is glogster.com. We have just finished reading books from our realistic fiction unit, and now my students are ready to glog. This project incorporates two of my favorite motivators: technology and choice.
A glogster is basically an electronic poster. All of my students' glogsters are private, but here is a link to some samples.
During our unit on realistic fiction, we have focused on story elements. Students had the following requirements for their glogsters.
*Title and author
*Three character traits, with supporting evidence
*Write a summary in the "Somebody, Wanted, But, Then, So, Finally" format.
In addition, students had to add three additional items to their glogs. They had 12 different items to choose from including an award for a character, advice for a character, a different ending, and describe a connection.
(Due to my computer issues, I do not have access to the form I used at this time. However, I will add it to the post as soon as I can.)
I'd also like to share a big motivator for myself from this week. I adopted a dog from the shelter. Her name is Millie, and I just love her! She is a ball of energy, so being tired is not an option. :)
Well, I am off to check out all the other motivating ideas. Thank you, Joanne for hosting this awesome linky!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!