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StAIR Hugo Cabret

StAIR Hugo Cabret

This is a Stand Alone Instruction Resource to be viewed in Powerpoint Kiosk mode. The intended audience is a 4th grade class with higher level learners. The purpose is to allow students to build their background to prepare them for reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret through discovery of online resources as well as text presented in the powerpoint....

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Steve Veldman
Steve Veldman (Teacher (K-12))
10 years ago

I have not read Hugo Cabret, nor have I ever used the book in my classroom, however I still found this StAIR to be enjoyable.  I especially enjoyed the beginning set-up to the activity where the students were 'spoken' to by Hugo.  I found the links to be useful, however I would have liked the students to be given a goal when looking at those sites.  A large site can be overwhelming, especially for a student who is inexperienced with online research.  I enjoyed the pictures of France and feel that using this StAIR would create a greater understanding of the setting of Hugo Cabret.  The additional information about facts and opinions was useful, however, I felt that it could potentially side track the student from the identified objective.  Overall, I felt that this was a good activity that students would find engaging, enjoyable, and informative.

Technical Remarks:

The links and interactions worked properly.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
Lisa Napierala
Lisa Napierala (Teacher (K-12))
10 years ago

My role is to rate this StAIR.  I have never used it in my fifth grade classroom.  This project would be useful when reading the book, "The Inventions of Hugo Cabret" in order to gain more knowledge on Paris, France, Automata, and Georges Melies.  It was effective to have more links on particular topics where a student could go to get more information or take a virtual tour.  However, I would suggest finding more user-friendly kid links.  It would enhance the presentation  I thought the link to the virtual tour was great, but the Eiffel Tower link could have been changed or deleted.  OVerall, I would recommend this StAIR project.

Technical Remarks:

There were no technological gliches as I went through the StAIR project.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes