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Tuesday Tech Tip- World Read Aloud Day 2013

on February 12, 2013

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Each week I share a Tech Tip with the staff and faculty at my school. I decided to add those tips to my blog. Why not? Perhaps, I may even remember them this way!

Today’s Tuesday Tech tip is to look at your calendars and mark it for March 6th- World Read Aloud Day. Go ahead…write it down in your planner, type it into your Google calendar, put it on your phone calendar…I’ll wait. 🙂

Now, that the date is marked, what fun, amazing learning activities could we plan for the special day? Don’t panic…think small and simple. Don’t over think it!

Imagine a simple, 10 minute video call from a parent, a grandparent, or another class from within your school?

A teacher mentioned she would like to arrange a call with a friend from Haiti and have someone read to the students. A computer, and free Skype is all you need. You can use your classroom iPad and FaceTime with the available webcam as well. You may or may not be able to project using your iPad but Skype on your desktop computer is an option.

For a few more ideas, I hope you will check out these great links.
The Show Me Librarian’s Blog Post about World Read Aloud Day 2013

LitWorld’s-Words Changing Worlds- World Read Aloud Activity Ideas

I hope you find something fun to add to your World Read Aloud Day 2013!

If you are a Twitter fan, the hash tag is #WRAD13 The teachers who are discussing all of their ideas for connecting, collaborating and celebrating the day will add #WRAD13

One response to “Tuesday Tech Tip- World Read Aloud Day 2013

  1. patriasmiley says:

    Thanks for the heads up! I was unaware of World Reading Day and wouldn’t have wanted to miss it. As always, you have very creative ideas! Let’s celebrate!

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