Hello, friends. 

Welcome to the companion site for Sonia's Digital World.

This is the special project that I have been working on with my friends at Capstone and ISTE.  It kicks off their new partnership and the first book of the ISTE Young Innovators Collection. 

On this site, you will find more ideas, resources and inspiration for using Sonia's Digital World with your students within your libraries, classrooms, school communities and homes. 

Please scroll down to navigate through the resources and ideas. We will continue to add to this site as Sonia finds her way into my school community and other schools and libraries around the world.

Have fun getting to know Sonia, along with her family, friends and community, in her digital world. You can find a preview of Sonia's Digital World here. 

Warmly, Shannon

Educator Resources from Capstone and ISTE

My PebbleGo Animal Research Poster 

Students love learning about different animals just like the characters loved learning about the walking stick In Sonia's Digital World. 

In this activity, students will explore creative ways to learn about animals using analog and digital tools. 

PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Create would be the perfect combination too! 

Sonia's Digital World Research Project Choice Board and QR Code

Sonia's Digital World
Research Project using the eBooks, PebbleGo articles, Merge Cubes, Kami and PebbleGo Create.

You will find the QR code for the choice board here

If you want to use the poster with the choice board and QR Code click here.

Merge EDU Activity

On pages 16-17 of Sonia's Digital World, the kids are using a Merge Cube to view an eagle with augmented reality. All students can have this experience using a Merge Cube and the Merge Object Viewer app. 

Have student follow the steps In the EdTech Activity to hold a digital 3D eagle using the Merge Cube. 

If you need a Merge Cube, download here

This video will show how to make the paper Merge Cube.

You can use this Google Slide with teachers and librarians as you get them signed up with their Merge Account and the Merge Object Viewer app. 

It is a great introduction activity in using Merge Cube and viewing the eagle in augmented reality. 

Create a Map To Show How You Are Connected

In the book, Sonia engages with others through technology and experiences that enable her to make connections. In this activity, students will create a map to show how they are connected In their own digital world. 

Check out the step-by-step directions for the Maker/EdTech Activity. Students can create a map with the template above and use a robotic device, like a Ozobot or Sphero Indi to travel through the different places on their school or community map. 

Research "Maps" In PebbleGo

There are several different articles about Maps In PebbleGo Social Studies to use for research in this project too. 

Novel Effect Soundscape & Activity Plan

EARLY ACCESS to the Novel Effect Soundscape: 

Scan to open or install the Novel Effect app, for early access to Sonia’s Digital World’s soundscape.

Choose to read aloud from a physical copy or the in-app ebook of Sonia’s Digital World 

Push the button that says PRINT, listen for the chime, and start reading aloud!   

Digital BreakoutEDU Game

You will find the digital Sonia BreakoutEDU here on the site.

Project Ideas & Lessons From 

Shannon and others coming soon! 

You can order Sonia's Digital World here