After some excitement finding parking spaces and getting to class, we got started discussing room arrangements. Don’t worry, we get our own bathrooms!
Mike got us discussing Comic Life from Chapter 12. It was mentioned that MakeBeliefsComix is another site to use. Storyboarding is still an important part of the writing, but students who don’t like to draw or feel uncomfortable drawing are able to complete the assignment. Voki and other websites were discussed that involve avatars to use for classroom assignments or instruction.
Dr. Pritchard got us started on the Prewriting for the Bio-Poem.
The excitement and concern on how to complete the self-evaluation was evident in the room. Dr. Pritchard gave us some important points when assigning a Bio-Poem for a class. The prewriting can be homework, but the writing of the poem needs to be done in class because it could be very lengthy. The poems are 11 lines long with your first name as the first line, your address as the 10th line and the 11th line as the last name. Dr. Pritchard shared poems from her family. We worked diligently on our own Bio-Poems.
After much work, we shared our own Bio-Poems, learning lots about each other.
With a short break for snacks, Mike got us back on track thinking about writing a Historical Bio-Poem. With the ability to choose anyone we want, the class was deep in thought on who to write about. After much thought, we shared our Historical Bio-Poems.
Megan introduced us to Glogster and showed us how Glogster has updated recently. We then chose which one of our Bio-Poems to publish on Glogster. Even with a little trouble, we were able to create our Bio-Poem on Glogster.