Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog: Week in Review

shutterstock_192681254Here is this week’s blog posts in case you have missed any: 

Piclits is a picture writing tool that gives you images and keywords. You can drag and drop on the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story and the meaning of the picture. You can download or share the picture with others.

Five Card Flickr generates five random images from Flickr or it lets you to choose your five pictures and then asks you to write a story about these five pictures by putting them together.

Just Paste It is a tool to  share your text, embed videos and your pictures online with others.

Magnetic Poetry is a web tool that you can play with magnetic words to move over on a white background to write your poems.  

Draw A Stick Man is a creative tool that your learners would love to play with. You simply draw a man and you watch it come to life. You read along the sentences and complete the episode, let’s say the story, by drawing things that the story asks you to do.

Enjoy!

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Throwback: Draw a Stickman

shutterstock_217758364I am sure you have played hangman or draw a stick man to tell a story when you were a child. And now, here is a story that will take us back to our childhood!

Draw A Stick Man is a creative tool that your learners would love to play with. You simply draw a man and you watch it come to life. You read along the sentences and complete the episode, let’s say the story, by drawing things that the story asks you to do. These interactive stories engage children while they are reading, following the story line and thinking creatively to solve the problems.When you finish, you can share your story with others via different social networking websites.

Here are some ideas to use this tool in the classroom:

Children can guess what will happen next, and find creative solutions to the problems.

When you finish playing with it, ask them to write it as a story and share it with each other.

They can create their own stick man stories by drawing pictures as a post activity.

You can check the gallery and talk about the other characters.

Children can talk about the feeling of the character in different situations.

Children can write a story for the third episode and choose the best one in the class.

Children can write adjectives to describe each episode.

You can also use this tool as a story starter for further adventures.

Have fun playing!

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Magnetic Poetry

 

shutterstock_68371420Magnetic Poetry is a web tool that you can play with magnetic words to move over on a white background to write your poems.  

The tool gives you a set of words that you can use and if you like, you can get more words by clicking on the button.  The poems can be saved or sent to an email address or you can choose to print your poem too. That would be a fun and a cool website to use as a whole class to encourage our students to create a whole class poem or a story on any topic. This tool can also be used as story starters. 

That’s also a nice and an easy tool if you are celebrating national poetry month in April.

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