Kristin at Teaching 1:1 for her new linky party series "Tuning into Technology!" This week the theme is integrating technology into reading, so I thought I'd share a fun activity my kiddos LOVED this past year....Fotobabble Book Recommendations! During the past few months of school I was fortunate enough to have a classroom set of iPads (SOOOO excited to get them again next year)!!! One of the fun apps we explored during this time was Fotobabble. Fotobabble is free app that allows students to take a photo of an image and then record their voice as a narration. As a fun alternative to "Writing About Reading" I had my students write their book recommendation and then create an audio recording of themselves. Instead of compiling the book recommendations as a class book like I normally would, I posted the videos on my classroom website for viewing. Students were ecstatic to listen to one another's book recommendations through their iPads as were parents who viewed from home. Be sure to check out Kristin's linky party for other amazing ideas on incorporating technology into your reading block!
Click the video below to hear one of my former student's book recommendation. (I apologize for the background noise...we are always VERY busy in Room 2! hehe!)