#BookSnaps: Snapchat for Annotation and Digital Visualization
Listen and learn : Lecture
Monday, June 25, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Let’s speak the students’ language using Snapchat to share excerpts of a book while annotating with #BookSnaps. This fascinating strategy engages both hemispheres of the brain and increases learning retention. Join this workshop session to explore how students and staff create BookSnap reflections to make their thinking visible.
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||SnapChat app : https://www.snapchat.com/download
Google Slides or Google Draw: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-slides/aapocclcgogkmnckokdopfmhonfmgoek?hl=en-US
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Creativity and productivity tools|
|Subject area:||Language arts|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
1) Explore the use of Snapchat to create #BookSnaps and improve reading comprehension
2.) Connect students with a common language to create a digital visualization (of their imagery) using Bitmojis and emojis
3) Discover the neuroscience behind #BookSnaps as it relates to lodging content into the long-term memory
4) Explore how students/and staff might use #BookSnaps to show their understanding of character conflict and resolution, figurative language, informative text, text features, professional learning, and ultimately providing readers an outlet for sharing their unique personal connections to the text.
#BookSnaps was birthed during the fall of 2016 as I sought to discover an educational purpose for using the app Snapchat. Since August 2016, school districts and students in eleven different countries are creating #BookSnaps. From 5-year-olds to 80-year-olds, #BookSnaps are providing readers with an outlet to personally express their connections to text using a digital visual representation.
During this engaging session, participants will explore how students and staff can create BookSnap reflections using the Snapchat app to annotate and share their reading connections with the world.
The Snapchat app is a primary form of communication for students of all ages. We will explore the Snapchat app and discuss the digital citizenship and creative communication that is fostered by using social media to increase reading comprehension. Educators will experience the relevance of utilizing the Snapchat app for learning purposes for both student and adult learners.
#BookSnaps and Neuroscience
After I explain the science of why digital imagery increases comprehension, each participant will create #BookSnaps with the same book excerpt. This activity will solidify how when one recreates their visualization digitally the chance of this information lodging in the long-term memory is exponentially increased.
Last, we will upload each BookSnap to a shared Padlet. This eye-opening portion of the session will prove the unique connections to the text and how we must allow students an individualized outlet to "voice their thoughts" and visibly share their thinking.
We will conclude with sharing how we might use #BookSnaps in many contexts. #BookSnaps has many cousins: #MathSnaps, #ScienceSnaps, #VocabSnaps, etc. We will brainstorm with Flipgrid Video Reflections to share our key takeaways from the session.
5-7 mins- Quick "Ignite Speech" about the effectiveness, science, and diverse uses of the strategy #BookSnaps and how to share them with the world via social media
5-7 min We will explore the Snapchat app, step-by-step process
3 mins - Table discussion of the digital citizenship and creative communication that is fostered by using this social media platform to increase reading comprehension.
3 mins - Explain the neuroscience of why digital imagery increases comprehension
20 mins - Each participant will create #BookSnaps with the same book excerpt. This activity will solidify how when one recreates their visualization digitally the chance of this information lodging in the long-term memory is exponentially increased. I will facilitate this activity by walking around and providing support
5-7 mins We will upload each BookSnap to a shared Padlet. This eye-opening portion of the session will prove the unique connections to the text and how we must allow students an individualized outlet to "voice their thoughts" and visibly share their thinking.
5-7 mins - Conclude with sharing how we might use #BookSnaps in many contexts via Flipgrid. #BookSnaps has many cousins: #MathSnaps, #ScienceSnaps, #VocabSnaps, etc.
5-6 mins Closing Story of a student who spoke to his teacher through #BookSnaps before making a fatal mistake
The Original #BookSnaps Blog Post:
#BookSnaps Guest Post for Dave Burgess, New York Times Bestselling Author of Teach Like a Pirate:
#BookSnaps - Student Examples and Students as Guest Bloggers using #BookSnaps
Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, speaker, and author who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. Martin's mission is to invigorate administrators, teachers, and staff members to apply instructional and leadership practices that foster creativity and empower ALL 21st-century learners (adults and students) to lead with passion. Check out her website tarammartin.com and the hashtags #REALedu & #BookSnaps on Twitter to see more EDUawesomeness.