Great activities and plans for teaching Greek Mythology to students! I love the technology integration ideas!

Interactive Reading Notebooks: Greek Mythology Unit

In Interactive Notebooks, iPads by Jen3 Comments

Interactive reading notebooks are very popular. Have you ever thought about doing them on your iPad? I’ve talked about the process a couple of times already on my blog {here} and {here}. My app of choice when creating a notebook has to be hands-down the Book Creator app. It is a very simplistic app, even for the very young.
Students can add pictures, text, audio, and video to the book. You can also publish it by opening in iBooks, saving as a pdf to be printed out, or export it as a video for publishing on the web. I love this feature because now students can share what they have created using the app without having to worry about their audience not having the right technology to view their books. Genius!

Great activities and plans for teaching Greek Mythology to students! I love the technology integration ideas!

Another reason I love Book Creator is that I can create templates so students can easily add their content. I don’t always create my templates because I like for students to be able to design their books but sometimes it just makes sense to have a template as a scaffold.

Greek Mythology Unit

Take my Greek Mythology unit, for example. In this unit, I created a template because I had specific content I wanted students to work on as they were analyzing the different myths. It made it easier for everyone involved to have the same template for organization purposes. Students could add their content and artifacts to the book and when the unit was complete have a great eBook, pdf, or video to share with family, friends, and the world.

 

As you can see from the video, students have a variety of activities they can do to deepen their understanding of Greek myths in a fun and engaging way. The interactive notebook takes the learning to a whole new level and helps the teacher better assess students knowledge of the topic. Even if you don’t have technology, students can be taught the same skills using the graphic organizers provided in the document or you could even use the templates in PowerPoint. If you ever have questions about how this works, please do not hesitate to ask.

Great activities and plans for teaching a Greek Mythology unit to students! I love the technology integration ideas!

So what do you think? Do you think these interactive notebooks would be a hit in your classroom? Click on the picture below to take a closer look at my Greek Mythology unit. 

Great activities and plans for teaching Greek Mythology to students! I love the technology integration ideas!

 

Comments

  1. I absolutely love your ideas for using graphic organizers in a techie way! I have tried the PicCollage idea with my students and boy were they engaged. Keep the fabulous ideas coming. I check your website every day to see what you have to share. Thank you for inventing and sharing with me.

  2. I love the fact that students can create books and have the exported to PDF. So often the kids make these projects on iPads and parents never get to see them!!

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