It is Roald Dahl Day this Friday, 13th September which is Dahl's birthday. I will probably celebrate by reading a little of my favourite Dahl book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or I may tweet some Dahl jokes from a wonderful collection I've bought in ebook form. Perhaps I might rewatch the film of Charlie (has to be original Gene Wilder version for me, although the Johnny Depp one is wonderfully weird) and I am certainly looking forward to watching the Puffin Virtually Live event which is to be hosted by Michael Rosen. I recently read about a fantastic themed afternoon tea that you can have at One Aldwych but sadly won't be indulging this week. There are some fab suggestions for activities on the Roald Dahl day website. If I was still working in a school library I know I would have wanted to make use of the iPad to help my students enjoy the day but there aren't any Dahl apps as yet so I got to thinking what I would do - here are some of the ideas and apps I thought I would use:
Cloudart or Tagcloud - create wordclouds of Dahl titles, characters or use a passage from a Dahl book. Write a book review using only adjectives about the book & create a cloud - invite others to guess the book.
Animoto or iMovie - Video students acting out scenes from Dahl books or talking about his life and create video. Create a book trailer to encourage others to read the books.
Puppet Pals - tell a Dahl story using the app or use one of the characters from a book to tell Dahl's life story
Word Mover or Instant Poetry - write poetry in the style of Dahl's Revolting Rhymes using the words provided
Hope everyone has a fun Roald Dahl Day ;-)
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.