9-8-11 Glogster Poem Project Self Assessment

On your own paper, respond to the following questions.  You do not need to write the question.  For full credit, your response should be clear, complete, and specific.
1. What is the most important way that the author’s original poem influenced how you wrote your poem?
2. Explain one way that you improved your poem through revision (be specific about what exactly you did and how it improved the poem).

3. Describe one way that a non-text element of your glog (graphic, image, animation, wall background, etc) added to the meaning of your poem?

4. What is your favorite line from your poem? Why?
The line:

Your Explanation:

5. What is one line from your poem that reflects your growth as a writer?

 The line:Your Explanation:
6. What else would you like Mr. Fulton and Mrs. Harmon to know?


Be sure you have completed the following:

1. Published your Glogster poster and made it public (keep this window open)

2. Created a blog and completed this form.

3. Embed your Glogster Poster in a blog post and publish it.

      Steps: -Begin a new post in your blog

                    -Click the tab at the top of the text editor that says “html”

                    -Open your Glogster Poster, find the button that says “embed in your  page” click it to get the embed code.  Copy the code.

                    -Paste the code in your blog text editing box.

                    -Be sure your post has a title, click publish.

Once you’ve completed these tasks, you can use any remaining time to put finishing touches on your Glogster poster, or you can explore your blog dashboard.


Welcome Back

Welcome back to school.  I will use this blog to post class lessons, activities, and resources that you’ll be doing in class on the internet.  As soon as I publish the post, it’ll show up on the Student Page of my website, in the “Lessons” column. 

Feel free to look through the posts on this blog to check out what kinds of digital learning activities students in this class did last year!

-Mr. Fulton


Final Blog Post of the 8th Grade

For this last blog post, you will use a digital tool to tell a digital story that you will publish to your blog.
Pick one of the following options:
  • Retell a previous post (either with one of the below digital tools or with photostory).
  • Recreate an important scene from your novel
  • Do a book report on your novel
  • Tell an important story from your life this year
  • Share what you learned about life this year
  • Create an autobiography of yourself as a writer

And compose the piece with one of the following tools:

Animoto–Take combine images, text, videos and music to make an awesome video slideshow
Bubblr–Pick flickr photos by tag or user name and put on a timeline, overlay bubbles with text
Storybird–create digital books with beautiful artwork!
Stripgenerator–Create comics quickly and easily…But be aware, you cannot save and edit!
Toondoo–Online comic creator
Pixton–Create simple or complex comics using characters, scenes, objects. All objects are highly editable, and characters can be moved into almost any pose
GoAnimate–Create your own animated videos! 
Xtranormal–A cool animation creation tool with tons of options.  You’ve seen this site used in commercials on TV recently.
Memoov–Another site for creating animations
ZooBurst–Create 3d popup books!
Glogster–Create multimedia posters
Photostory (loaded on your computer)

May 20th–EOG Novel Question creation

Over the last two days, we have created EOG type questions that used the following question stems

About characters:

  • Which qualities best describe (character’s name)…?
  • Based on the selection, why did (character’s name) feel…?
  • What might be inferred from the fact that (character’s name)…?
  • What is most likely the reason that (character’s name)…?
  • What lesson did (character’s name)   most likely learn from…?
  • Which qualities best describe (character’s name)?
  • How would (character’s name) most likely describe him/herself when…
  •  How did (character’s name) solve the problem?
  •  Which seems to be most valued by (character’s name)?

About interpreting a story:

  • Which was the most important contrast between… and…?
  • What do… and… have in common?
    • What can a reader tell about… from…?
    • According to the selection, how does … affect…?
    • What is the significance of …’s decision to…?
    • What is the most likely reason… instead of…?
    •  How would this experience help… the next time s/he…?
    • What has been the effect of …’s decision, actions, etc.?
    • Which is the most important information about… given in the selection?
    •  What lesson should… have learned from his/her experience with…?

Using any of the questions stems above, create two questions about what you read in your novel yesterday.

Create this question as a quiz, and embed it in your blog.  To do this, use Polldaddy. 


      1. Create an account

       2. Select Create New –>Quiz

       3. Create your quiz question

       4. Copy the embed code and paste under the html tab of your blog.


If survey Polldaddy doesn’t work, use either Surveymonkey or Kwiksurveys to create your surveys, then embed on your blog.

May 17th–Published Research Reading, Learning, and Commenting

Spend time in class today reading the research papers published by your classmates. Be sure to leave some thoughtful comments.

On your own paper, create two columns titled

As you read and comment, write down one interesting piece of information you learned from each person’s research.

Below are the links to the research posts published by your peers. Enjoy!