After watching the video with examples of transliteracy I realized I've done quite a bit in my classroom. First, at the beggining of the year we were reading a story about a girl who used sign language. During this time, we brought in a former teacher who knows sign language to teach the students how to sign. They learned the alphabet and some basic words like "please" and "thank you". In the video that gives examples of transliteracy, two of the students were talking about how they had read a book and wrote a book review on the book. They then used Voice Thread to share their book review. In my class for my driving question and data collection last trimester. I did something very similar. I used Voice Thread to have students retell a story that they read in class. First, they had to plan it out using a graphic organizer. Then they worked in a group to create a voice thread to retell the story. It was interesting to see that another teacher did something similar to what I did. I actually wish I could see other uses of Voice Thread because I really enjoyed using it. I also just recently started a Google Classroom and started to use Edpuzzle. I found a video of the story that we were reading in class being read on the video and then added in questions for the students to answer. I am really attempting to use transliteracy within my classroom. Now my last step before the school year is over is to add in another website called storyboardthat.com. After hearing about this website I tried it out and decided to have students use it to retell a story in class. I'm excited to see how creative they can be with this program.
4/19/2018 01:23:46 pm
WOW!! So awesome to hear about your sign language lesson that you did with your class. I have my students learn sign too, and they love it!! One thing that I have noticed about many of the readings that I have done in my credential and masters classes is that I kind of do a mixing of different approaches. I don't know for you but it helps me feel like I am on the right track with teaching. I think you are pacing yourself well. Take in one or two things at a time.
4/20/2018 05:45:16 pm
I also want to look into using Edpuzzle. I found another website that allows you to add questions. It's called Vizia. There are a lot of fun and engaging videos out there that can support what we are teaching. For me this is small piece brings back some of the fun into teaching. Learning can be fun and sometimes students forget that. It sounds like you are doing a great job with transliteracy in your classroom.
4/21/2018 07:14:41 am
It seems that you have done a lot this year to shift your practice. Well done! Your idea of sharing Voice Threads is genius! This format would allow students to be able to teach other students from different, schools, states, countries. How cool would it be to see a book review or math lesson with a video that was created by one of your peers that you didn't know?
4/22/2018 02:40:33 pm
Wow! I have so many questions about how you went about using voice thread with your students. I would love to do that but for some reason I just cant wrap my head around what I would look like to get them all signed in and using it. You really do have a fantastic understanding of what transliteracy means and how to use it with your students.
4/23/2018 05:34:23 pm
Wow! I want to be in your class! It sounds like you are doing so much fun stuff with your students! I have also just heard of storyboardthat and was going to try it with my 4th graders when testing is over!
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