Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, I've been slacking a bit on the blog side of things (or as one of my wise coworkers put it "woefully neglectful" lol), but I really do have a good excuse! For those who don't follow me on Twitter, or ignore my tweets when they pop up in their stream, my husband and I are expecting our first child this summer! YAY!! Between typical morning sickness and preggo brain, I haven't exactly been paying as much attention to my online life as I have been to how many hours I can squeeze in for napping in a day :)
But enough of the excuses, on to today's Fresh Look Fridays post! Those that are familiar with my blog, know that traditionally I showcase an interactive website that could be utilized for a small group collaboration or full class review. Today, however, I'm deviating a bit and showcasing a new-ish application for the SMART Table called Story Stage. I was reminded of this application while working with a group of teachers today at the SMART Table and thought it was worth revisiting in the online world.
To see a quick demo on YouTube of how this application works, click the picture below:
What I really love about this activity is how it fosters creativity and encourages students to CREATE rather than REGURGITATE. As always, this activity is geared towards the Pre-K - Grade 3 crowd. The possible extension activities are endless -- especially when teachers and students work together piggybacking off of the children's imagination!
Have a fantastic weekend :)