Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


National Poetry Month 2nd Stanza~Classroom Helpers


Want your words to reach millions of people? Goodreads and the ¡POETRY! group have partnered to host an ongoing poetry contest. Join the ¡POETRY! group and vote each month to pick a winner from among the finalists. You can also submit a poem for consideration.

In recognition of National Poetry Month Click the picture for a complete poetry unit for grades 4-8.

poetry word search

Click here for inviting poetry prompts from ‘s Writing Forward.

See also this archived post on Spine Poetry for an entry or closing project for poetry across the curriculum and grade levels.

Here is a SooMeta video I made for Poetry introduction, recap, reflection, or unit closing. It is also good to use for writing practice, even for background during Open House!


Additional posts for National Poetry Month



Tech B.F.F.~Soo Meta

oopsladyA BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs!

Been a while since a Tech B.F.F. was featured. Today’s Tech B.F.F. is Soo Meta, an innovative and easy-to-use digital storytelling mashup site.

Here is a sample video, (made in about five minutes) on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
NOTE: Best viewed with Firefox browser.

Use SooMeta for whole group and independent class movies. SooMeta is a graphically appealing alternative to powerpoint. Consider using SooMeta for:

Reading: book/character/author summaries
Math: computational processes/mathematician biographies
History: timeline explanations/major battles/key dates in history/historical figures
Science: scientific method/scientist biographies/virtual experiments

Each create story renders with a link and an embed code for you to play from your free account or embed into your website/wiki/blog.

…or perhaps to email to the next great film star competition!


To visit the main OOPS page, click here

To view more Tech B.F.F.’s click here

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