Monday, September 23, 2013

Using the Vine App to Promote Literacy

These Vines are from Mr. Schu, a phenomenal elementary school librarian. Click to watch the Vines in action. Vine is a tool for making very short videos that loop, and replay. Although used for many purposes, Mr. Schu found a way to integrate the app into the school setting.

First graders learning to resize and cite images.

To learn about Mr. Schu, and all the fabulous things he does, follow his blog and follow him on Twitter. Click on images below to access each.


Twitter (and there's a reason he has over 13,000 followers--he shares great resources daily)

If you have a chance to explore some of his resources, let us know what you think. Would you consider using the Vine app in your teaching?


  1. I started a Twitter account for this class and Mr. Schu was one of the first people I started following. I follow more now, but he is still one of my favorites. I have not heard of Vine. I will have to check it out.

  2. Those examples didn't really show me what vine was, so I checked it out. Interesting concept; I'd have to download it and try it to see how to use it in education - short looping videos. Maybe good for repetitive information in a visual form for students to learn a concept???