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Halloween with Mote

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Looking for lesson ideas to transform your classroom into a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween learning experience with engagement and excitement that is TO DIE FOR? Look no further than these Mote lessons, TRICKS, and, of course, TREATS! 🎃

LINK TO SLIDES: ​​bit.ly/MoteHalloween

(This link is a “force copy” that will save automatically in your Google Drive.)
For a demonstration on how to use them, check out the LIVE DEMO (recorded October 19th) on the Mote Teachers Facebook Page.

Flashback bonus: Build a Jack-O-Lantern with Eric Curts!

In addition to our 3 featured projects below, our live demo video (at 9 minutes) shares a previous October PopUp PD where guest, Eric Curts (Control Alt Achieve) shares a Mote-ified version of his Build A Jack-O-Lantern Google Slides Project that is fun for all ages! 

Link and Google Slides template

PROJECT 1:  LIFE CYCLE OF A PUMPKIN

Use these drag and drop manipulatives to create a graphic that demonstrates the Life Cycle of a Pumpkin! Then students use Mote in Slides to explain to their classmates, in their own words, the lifecycle journey that a pumpkin has as it grows and grows – until we turn them into SPOOKY JACK-O-LANTERNS!  🎃

OPTIONAL LEVEL UP:

Have the students record with Mote with Motepad on the extension icon and download & insert a Mote QR Code onto their slide. Print these out so that ANYONE can scan and listen to each pumpkin’s life cycle!

Lifecycle of a Pumpkin – Mote

PROJECT 2:  HALLOWEEN MOTE LIBS

A childhood favorite word game has been Mote-ified! Students can create a silly story by filling in the requested type of word for each black box. When finished, delete the orange box and use Mote in Slides to read and record your Mote Lib!   

OPTIONAL LEVEL UP:

Have the students read and record using Mote with Motepad (up on the Mote extension icon) and download & insert a Mote QR Code onto their slide. Print these out so that ANYONE can scan and listen to all of these silly stories!

Don’t love this story? Want to use this activity when it isn’t Halloween?

The story can be edited by clicking on the slide → VIEW → THEME BUILDER

(This is demonstrated in the live demo recorded on the Mote Teachers Facebook Page.)

MOTE HALLOWEEN: MoteLibs

PROJECT 3:  SPOOKTACULAR RADIO AD

Student creation with Mote is SCARY amazing!  This lesson is a perfect example of how Mote can be used to redefine learning, increase engagement, and amplify student voice! 

In this example, students are asked to create a Sooktacular Radio Ad with Mote and Slides for a Haunted Mansion or Spooky Hayride. Students are asked to type their  notes or even a full script or “radio copy” and then record their Radio Ad using Mote and Slides. 

REMEMBER, this lesson doesn’t have to be for just Halloween! It can easily be transformed to support ANY learning objective!  One educator event chatted with me about their grand plans to add this onto a STUDENT CHOICE BOARD! 

OPTIONAL LEVEL UP #1:

You can record 1 Mote of your Radio Ad and another Mote with some creepy background music. To play both, your Slides have to be in presentation mode.

NOTE:  You can choose to to play these both at the same time by clicking on each Mote purple speaker icon → FORMAT OPTIONS
→ AUDIO PLAYBACK → AUTOMATICALLY

OPTIONAL LEVEL UP #2:

Have the students record with Mote with Motepad on the extension icon and download & insert a Mote QR Code onto their slide. Print these out so that ANYONE can scan and listen to each Spooktacular Radio Ad!

MOTE HALLOWEEN: Spooktacular Radio Ad