Reading, Teaching, Learning

Sunday, April 26, 2015

DigiLit Sunday - Trying Out Apps and a Tanka

      I love that Margaret Simon has started a Sunday Link Up for posts about digital literacy at her blog to challenge us to share our technology journeys.
Thank you Margaret Simon for encouraging us to link up poetry this month using the hashtag #digipoetry.  Also, thank you Leigh Anne Eck for creating a button for us to use.
     Michelle Haseltine has been posting pictures using the app, Waterlogue, and I've wanted to try it.  I'm also reading The Crossover aloud to my fifth graders, continuing to marvel at the amazing poems throughout the story.  I came to a Tanka yesterday, and wanted to try writing one.  I put the two together using another app I found, After Photo.
Tanka from The Crossover:
Tanka for Language Arts Class
This Christmas was not
Merry, and I have not found
joy in the new year
with Dad in the hospital
for nineteen days and counting.
Mine (I think its a little hard to read - wish I could get the text in black, but I couldn't figure that out.):