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A collection of digital literature and literacy resources for teachers
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Interactive ebooks for children

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Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.
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This would be fun! Get kids to record themselves reading the ebook!

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Puppet Pals HD

Get Puppet Pals HD on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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YOU REALLY NEED TO PLAY WITH THIS!

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Gamebook Adventures | Temple of the Spider God

Gamebook Adventures | Temple of the Spider God | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
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It's like Dungeons & Dragons crossed with Choose your Own Adventure!

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Richard Dawkins & Dave McKean | The Magic of Reality

Richard Dawkins & Dave McKean | The Magic of Reality | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
The Magic of Reality for iPad by Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean
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You need this app.

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Apps :: Nosy Crow

Apps :: Nosy Crow | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
At Nosy Crow, we believe that our background in children’s publishing makes us uniquely suited to the creation of apps, particularly of apps that use the capabilities of smartphone and other devices as their starting point, rather than apps that...
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Zork - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zork was one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games, with roots drawn from the original genre game, Colossal Cave Adventure. The first version of Zork was written in 1977–1979 using the MDL programming language on a DEC PDP-10 computer. The authors—Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling—were members of the MIT Dynamic Modelling Group.

"Zork" was originally MIT hacker slang for an unfinished program. The implementors briefly named the completed game Dungeon, but changed it back to Zork after receiving a trademark violation notice from the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons. Zork has been adapted to a book series.

Three of the original Zork programmers joined with others to found Infocom in 1979. That company adapted the PDP-10 Zork into Zork I-III, a trilogy of games for most popular small computers of the era, including the Apple II, the Commodore 64, the Commodore Plus/4, the Atari 8-bit family, the TRS-80, CP/M systems and the IBM PC. Zork I was published on 5¼" and 8" floppy disks. Joel Berez and Marc Blank developed a specialized virtual machine to run Zork I, called the Z-machine. The first "Z-machine Interpreter Program" ZIP for a small computer was written by Scott Cutler for the TRS-80. The trilogy was written in ZIL, which stands for "Zork Implementation Language", a language similar to LISP. Personal Software published what would become the first part of the trilogy under the name Zork when it was first released in 1980, but Infocom later handled the distribution of that game and their subsequent games. Part of the reason for splitting Zork into three different games was that, unlike the PDP systems the original ran on, microcomputers did not have enough memory and disk storage to handle the entirety of the original game. In the process, more content was added to Zork to make each game stand on its own.

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Versu

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Oh my goodness! What fun!

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edshelf | Reviews & recommendations of tools for education

edshelf | Reviews & recommendations of tools for education | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
Reviews & recommendations of tools for education
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You can sign up for an account, add the things you are interested in, and you'll be updated with NEW TOOLS! This was recommended by a Librarian at Monash University.

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Luku Jakamarra World-Bridger's curator insight, August 18, 2013 12:42 AM

This website will be more useful once I have an Ipad!

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Gamebook Adventures | Strange Loves: Vampire Boyfriends

Gamebook Adventures | Strange Loves: Vampire Boyfriends | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
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Possibly not for the younger readers! :S

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Get The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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MCLibrarianRMIT's comment, March 12, 2013 7:50 PM
Saw the short film a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Yet to check out the app.
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Best Interactive eBooks | Reviewing the latest Interactive eBooks

Best Interactive eBooks | Reviewing the latest Interactive eBooks | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
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Seriously the BEST site to watch if you want to keep up to date with interactive games...

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DNA/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Adventure

DNA/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Adventure | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
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You can still play this one!

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In this guide... - Education - Library Resource Guides at Deakin University

In this guide... - Education - Library Resource Guides at Deakin University | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
Key resources for students in the School of Education
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This page has been created by Librarians for Education students.

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Children's Books for a New Generation - iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad - My Black Dog Books

Children's Books for a New Generation - iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad - My Black Dog Books | Born Digital (Cool Stuff for Teachers) | Scoop.it
Welcome to My Black Dog Books, a unique studio specializing in the creation of interactive iPad children's books for a new generation.
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Bizarre illustrations, but cool concepts!

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