Monday, November 28, 2016

Trading Cards from ReadWriteThink

Mobile App Monday

The Trading Cards app from ReadWriteThink gives students of all ages a unique and fun way to share their comprehension and knowledge. The app is super easy to use and offers a variety of choices. 

Students can show-off what they know and learn by creating their own trading cards from one of the seven categories available: 
  • Fictional person
  • Real person
  • Fictional place
  • Real place
  • Object
  • Event
  • Vocabulary word
"Each category has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addition, they become aware of writing for an audience because they can share their cards with others.

Part of the appeal of trading cards is being able to sort them into collections. Have kids and teens build a collection of cards for characters from their favorite book, landmarks in their favorite city, events from a period in history they find interesting, or vocabulary words by school subject." (from readwritethink mobile app)

Once the trading cards have been created, students can print them out and display them or save them to their google drive and share them. This educational app can be used with any subject or grade level. Click here to get lesson ideas for using the interactive trading card app. 

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