Grade 3

Creating a #Booksnap With Google Drawings

Empowered Learner, Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator
booksnap

Overview‚Äč

Students can share their knowledge of their favorite or assigned book through a #Booksnap. Tara M. Martin founded the #Booksnaps in 2016. 

A #BookSnap is simply a digital, visual representation used to annotate and share reflections of an excerpt of a book or text. Many different applications can be used to create a #Booksnap but this task card will focus on using Google Drawings. Students can snap a picture of the book cover or a page, add text, emojis, speech bubbles, drawings, and highlight or underline text to demonstrate understanding or promotion of the book. 

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to create a digital, visual representation to annotate and share reflections of an excerpt of a book or text. 
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of what they have read.
  • Be able to use Google Drawings.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. #Booksnap: An original idea founded by Tara M. Martin in August of 2016. It is a digital, visual representation used to annotate and share reflections of an excerpt of a book or text.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding

MITECS COMPETENCIES & ISTE STANDARDS

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Knowledge Constructor
3a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
3c. Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Creative Communicator
6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
6c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
6d. Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons

Websites:

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Integrated Arts

 

Math

Science

Social Studies

Credits
This task card was created by Melissa White, 21 Things Project Manager, REMC Association of Michigan, June 2020.