Sunday, May 3, 2015

Digilit Sunday and Celebration Using Padlet - The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

      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.
Discover. Play. Build.
 I'm so happy that Ruth Ayres started a Celebrate Link-Up on her blog!!!
Doubling up today and celebrating the end of Kwame Alexander's The Crossover read aloud with my fifth graders, using Padlet.  We finished on Friday.  You may be celebrating the fact that you won't have to hear me constantly gushing over this book anymore!  If you haven't read this book, GO FIX THAT NOW and stop reading because the kids' responses are full of spoilers.


  1. So many fabulous and emotional responses! Can you believe Kwame Alexander actually read their words? (per his tweet out to us) I think your kids are going to be so excited! I seriously need to try padlet. I guess with my small groups our sharing is pretty immediate. But I love how you've embedded their responses in this post. Thanks for being a faithful digital teacher.

  2. I have used Padlet with teachers during PD sessions. It is an amazing tool. Your students certainly had great comments on The Crossover. Kwame is a wonderful author and person to get to know.

  3. I have not read Crossover yet, but your students' responses make me want to read it. Padlet is such a versatile tool and perfect for sharing thinking around common topics.


  4. Terrific to read the responses, Holly. What a beautiful book it is. Your students' enthusiasm make me want to read it again!