Instructions


*You will need a Wikispaces Account and a VoiceThread Account.*

RegistrationOpen: September 10-October 1

Classes will be grouped by October 20

During this time I will put the classes into groups of 4-5. Classes will be grouped by grade levels (ex. K-1, 1-2, 2-3, etc).
Check back on October 16 to find out which group you are in and when you will need to write.
*I may need to make changes to the groups prior to October 16, so the groups will not be final until Sunday, October 16.*

Writing the Stories: October 24-December 3

Directions to join and edit the Wikispace:
*Screen Jelly doesn't work anymore, so I will rerecord using Jing and post soon.



1st Part: October 29

2nd Part: Due November 5

3rd Part: Due November 12

4th Part: Due November 19

5th Part: Due December 3

Shared Writing Experience (typed onto your group's page on the Wiki):

The first class brainstorms and writes the intro paragraph(s).
Then the next class reads the paragraph(s), brainstorms and decides how they want to continue the story.
This will continue until the last class on the list writes the ending and gives the story a title.
Classes can edit their section of the story on the Wiki.

Optional: If you are one of the first few classes, you could have your individual students continue the story on their own, so they can compare their stories to the finished products.

Your students will need to create 3 colored pictures (on paper and take a photo or use a computer program, ex. Kidpix) to illustrate events in the section that your class wrote. The three pictures will need to be sent to your Teacher Leader as .jpg and they will put them into a VoiceThread. When you name the pictures, please include the story name, your section and the order (ex. story12section3picture1). That way the Teacher Leader can place them correctly into the VoiceThread.

VoiceThread Set-Up: December 3-10

The VoiceThreads will be put together. Be sure your pictures are done and have been sent to the Teacher Leader before this time.

Recording the VoiceThread:
December 10-17

Teacher Leaders will embed VoiceThreads on the Wikispace and your class can record some students reading your section of the story to go with the pictures.

*Screen Jelly doesn't work anymore, so I will rerecord using Jing and post soon.


Share the final stories and VoiceThreads with your class!

Standards
NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES
NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
NL-ENG.K-12.11 PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY
NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS
NT.K-12.3 TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
NT.K-12.4 TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION TOOLS


Contact Information:
Karen Ditzler
Instructional Technology Specialist
Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Enola, PA, USA
karenditzler@gmail.com
Skype/AOL/iChat/Google Talk: karenditzler
Twitter: @kditzler
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/