Hasn’t the tree given us enough? Go paperless on your next project!
It is that time of year when many schools are working on projects. Here are a few ways you can incorporate Web 2.0 tools in conjunction with the study of personification, simile, and metaphor. All of these tools focus on the tree as inspiration.
Big Huge Labs: Upload an image to create a magazine cover. Create a dialogue or poem to overlay on top of the image.
Pizap: Upload an image and add text and speech bubbles to it.
While most of these sites do not require copyright attribution, it is always a good practice to do so. Since all of these sites do not auto-save or edit text, it is a good idea to write text in another program (Word, Pages, Text File) and copy & paste into tool.
All 3 sites have no required login and have the ability to easily save images as a jpeg for later use in another work.
Have students compose their poem on a word processor, create an accompanying image using one of the 3 Web 2.0 tools listed, and save it as a PDF. Compile the PDF’s to create a class poetry book using Flip Snack (see iPad Lesson section for example & instructions).