what a poem
letting light in.
fissures of reality
YES! A Poem
in there somewhere
meteor still frozen
maybe it creeps in
metaphor seeps in
creaks and cracks bending
to coldly lit realities
collected and discarded
out the door.
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In my literacy mantra I made a flip book like explanation. I just stacked my phone camera on a bunch of books.
I also do little clip art talks with paper cut outs
You can do "In Plain English" style videos. I always pre write a script. I like to divide it into three columns, the text, me, and ay actions.
This is one of many sock puppets apps on iOS devices that kids love.
These are fun as all you have to do is type and it gets converted to text. So many uses in the langauge arts classroom.
Do a Pecha Flickr
TimelineJS is a great tool. You turn a Google spreasheet into an interactive multimedia task.
So many choices for movie making apps. Yoiu can make book trailers in iOS, short clips in Animoto or try WeVideo on Chrome.
There are so many choices on different platforms for animation apps. The key is to remember to enhance your pedagogical goal. What is the animation giving you that just talking to the camera wouldn't? Time is precious.
From a fake Facebook page, movie posters, poems to a Star Wars crawler. You can use ELA content to master the basics of how we read, write, and participate online.
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We often talk about the tool's it a poet's toolbox. Ideas like including two unrealted subjects, writing through senses, emotions, and observations.
A poet who writes in English can also take advantage of homophones and homonyms to stretch and bend meaning. They allow you to indluce a double entendre, letting a word inhabit two meanings. Hopmophones and homonyms also can provide hard pivot points in a poem
A homonym are words that sound alike but have different meanings. A homophone is a type homonym where the words have different meanings, different spellings, but sound the same.
Yesterday the #clmooc creww, inspired by Terry, wrote a series of homonym poems around the word fuse.
Fuse means many things. You can light a fuse, blow a fuse, or fuse things together. The etymologogical history maybe similar but the meaning different.
@dogtrax This is my poem on fuse https://