If you’ve been following my blog, you may have seen recent posts about this new resource line, Interactive VocAppulary™! This resource is essentially an interactive vocabulary activity where students design apps for each vocabulary word for their themed Smartphone! What is unique about Interactive VocAPPulary™ is that it combines the use of illustration, word walls, and flashcards in a trendy, student-friendly package.
Why is it the perfect learning tool for Back to School? Students can create them for ANY topic! Do you have a specific set of procedures for the first week of school? You could use this interactive activity to teach students the rules of the classroom.
Teachers have been asking for an editable template that contains different size apps for all ages (larger apps for smaller hands) and now it is finally here!!
Creating drawings for each vocabulary word is not only creative fun, but it also allows students to create a visual that they can reference when trying to memorize a new word or concept. The innovative process of coming up with an image that represents the word, will further ingrain that concept into the student’s mind.
Flashcards have been around forever! That’s because they work! They are so effective because they utilize active recall. The repetitive process of actively trying to remember a definition allows information to move from short term memory to long term memory. Eventually, you can close your eyes and picture the words without having to flip the flashcard over to view the definition or answer. Interactive VocAPPulary™ is, well, interactive! Students can flip the image up to reveal a definition. Each “Smartphone” has a theme or unit – such as “Ecosystems” -has up to 16 flashcards on each unit!
Interactive VocAPPulary™ is essentially a hand-held word wall! Students can group that information together, decorating their Smartphones and viewing the images and vocabulary words together. It takes the fun concept of Smartphones and has students designing their own unique apps. Each “Smartphone” has a theme or unit – such as “Ecosystems” -with up to 16 apps reflecting that theme.
Interactive VocAPPulary™ combines the very best strategies for learning vocabulary and presents them in a fun way your students will simply LOVE! They can put their Smartphones on a ring, combining the units for the entire year!
Here are other great vocabulary resources, perfect for Back to School!
(Resources include an optional pre-illustrated version for students to color-in, and editable vocabulary words)
(editable vocabulary words include: fiction, nonfiction, primary source,, secondary source, plot, setting, conflict, climax, resolution, antagonist, protagonist, point of view, dialogue, foreshadow, tone, narration)
(editable vocabulary words include: descriptive writing, persuasive writing, narrative writing, expository writing, introduction, topic sentence, sentence structure, point of view, conclusion, paraphrasing, plagiarism, punctuation, references, tenses, run-on sentences, comma use)
(editable vocabulary words include:noun, pronoun verb, adjective, adverb, article, preposition, conjunction, interjection)
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