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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...

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David Baker's curator insight, March 15, 2014 7:21 PM

This is the second perspective on Maslow's hierarchy I have seen in the past few weeks.  As we try to make learning more rigorous and more inclusive for all students the importance of meeting student needs in a variety of ways is very important.  This must include Social/emotional as well as technological.  

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 2014 4:42 AM

A fresh perspective on Maslow's Pyramid of Needs

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:43 PM

I really like this pyramid. It certainly makes the psychology of learning clear. 

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My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015

My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015 | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In lieu of writing a reflective blog for this year I thought I would share the top ten iPad Apps that have been impactful in my working with hundreds of schools and teachers around the world this year.

With a focus on a few key types of Apps such as workflow and demonstration apps alongside those that support learning activities such as note taking, research and sketching, here are my top ten iPad Apps from across 2015.

As it says below, those that know or have worked with me will testify, I’m not really one for ‘Apps for a subject’ but there are some Apps which work well everywhere. I have been asked by many for my top ten apps for 2015, so instead, here are my top ten apps for learning that have impact in the schools I have worked with in recent times. Enjoy!

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Instructables - DIY  - Learn to Make - Everything!

Instructables - DIY  - Learn to Make - Everything! | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.

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How to Teach Essay Writing: Tools for Educators

How to Teach Essay Writing: Tools for Educators | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 12:56 PM
Some excellent resources here for any subject that incorporates writing. I prefer Zotero to citation machine, though. 
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theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard

theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
theLearnia helps teachers to flip their classroom by creating awesome video lessons within minutes and share with their students

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 22, 10:57 AM
Add background, images, text, lines and shapes. Split the content of your story between pages or simply import your power point presentation into the whiteboard
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 17, 6:01 PM
Share your insight
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Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End

Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Traditionally, we give and receive feedback at the end of projects, assignments, and units. But is this the best way to ensure progress? Researchers are saying it’s not, especially when it comes to encouraging creativity. For optimal academic achievement, teachers and students should consider placing feedback somewhere in the middle.


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Provides tips to follow when giving feedback.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 12:33 AM

Some good tips towards the end of the article.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 30, 8:38 AM
Great advice, for younger and adult learners.
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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop

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Jesus Alvarez desde www.sercompetitivos.com 's curator insight, March 24, 2:44 AM
Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
marta aznar sangüesa's curator insight, April 4, 11:13 AM
Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
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iRubric: Home of free rubric tools: RCampus

iRubric: Home of free rubric tools: RCampus | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
iRubric: The only free rubric builder and assessment tool. Working with rubrics has never been easier. Build, Assess, Share, and Collaborate using our intuitive tools.

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Another free rubric creation tool.

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Nancy Bley's curator insight, March 31, 10:34 AM

Another free rubric creation tool.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 6:55 PM

Another free rubric creation tool.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 1, 7:00 PM
Another free rubric creation tool.

iRubric has a fresh new look. I've used this for tool for years and it is an effective rubric creator.  

 
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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 16, 4:08 PM

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 19, 2:01 AM

Same like cars. Not about wheels, engines and fuel but all about the freedom of moving around.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 7:58 PM

I am sure the teachers will find this interesting and useful. 

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Is Immediate Feedback Always Best?

Is Immediate Feedback Always Best? | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

For decades we’ve heard the mantra, “immediate feedback is best.” But is this always the case? We often simplify learning in the classroom as a response to positive and negative feedback that motivates our students to perform.



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I never really thought it was.

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Giselle Pempedjian's curator insight, February 21, 12:41 AM

Emma seems to be a caring and hardworking learner. To seriously prepare her assignment and make sure to submit promptly are signs of acing a task.  

Would have Emma received a grade higher than 94 if she was given immediate feedback on her assignment?

Fernando Castro's curator insight, February 21, 2:46 AM

In my view, quality feedback is always better than immediate feedback.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 28, 12:56 PM

Un article très intéressant montrant que ce n'est pas le même type de mémoire qui est sollicité lorsque l'on pratique le feedback immédiat.

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:: Pindex :: -Pinterest for education

:: Pindex :: -Pinterest for education | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Pindex is a pinboard for learning. Collect and discover the best material. Love teaching. Love learning. 


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This is a kind of Pinterest for learning. Enable you to curate courses from online materials of various kinds and award badges once students have completed the materials.

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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, February 22, 3:07 AM

This promises to be an very lively pinboard for learning.

Polina Kuznetsova's curator insight, March 8, 12:44 PM

This is a kind of Pinterest for learning. Enable you to curate courses from online materials of various kinds and award badges once students have completed the materials.

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, March 14, 6:53 AM

This is a kind of Pinterest for learning. Enable you to curate courses from online materials of various kinds and award badges once students have completed the materials.

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Politeness checker

Politeness checker | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Foxtype helps you write in a more polite, friendly tone. We rate the politeness of your sentences. We also help re-write your sentences to sound more polite.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 2, 2015 12:42 AM

This is an interesting concept. Not really sure how trustworthy it is though.

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, November 2, 2015 9:36 AM

Could be interesting idea for raising students' awareness in politeness registers and discussing things that raise (or lower) the politeness level,, but not convinced it would work well as a tool for writing politely. 

adion's comment, November 7, 2015 10:06 AM
"Are you sure?" => "Would you know if you be would sure?" :-\
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Play online, learn online and feed the hungry

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 2015 12:54 AM

Free Rice now also does grammar quizzes. Great way to test and  develop your grammar.

Beth Marinucci's curator insight, October 8, 2015 1:54 AM

Learn for yourself and do good for others at the same time.  Brilliant!  

iris ish's curator insight, October 9, 2015 7:09 AM

כולל דקדוק

 

משחקים בכל המקצועות

http://primarygamesarena.com/

 

 

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Twitter (Officially) Launches Polls

Twitter (Officially) Launches Polls | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
 Twitter’s been playing around with polls for the past month or so…right out in the open. Today’s announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise if you follow anyone who works for the company or runs in tech’s inner circles.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, October 21, 2015 10:56 AM

This might be worth investigating as a quick formative assessment tool in the classroom. Don't forget to check the usage agreement first, though, to make sure students are able to legally register for Twitter.

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 22, 2015 9:28 PM

Easy & Quick formative assessments?

Better than Survey Monkey?

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Showbie - the Paperless Classroom App for Teachers

Showbie - the Paperless Classroom App for Teachers | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Showbie is a free educational app for teachers and students that makes creating and completing assignments, providing assessments, and storing grades easy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 17, 1:27 AM

Haven't tried this, but it looks like a useful tool for managing student homework.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 17, 6:45 AM
A tool to try ... Definitly
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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 30, 2:02 AM
Voici une belle liste d'outils de présentation aussi bien en ligne que des logiciels.
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, Today, 8:54 AM
De apps en tools blijven me maar om de oren vliegen. Hoog tijd voor een soort "sabbat-verken-jaar". 
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, Today, 11:50 AM
Great article! I use a few of these. There are a few interesting ones I have yet to try. 
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Presentious

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Presentious turns your live presentations into recordings that pair your audio with each slide. It’s a powerful format that combines the narrative structure of slides with the context of commentary.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 17, 12:55 PM

Very simple to use tool to get your presentations recorded and online.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 12:53 PM
Easy tool for recording audio with slides. I don't like that you can flip ahead thus getting the audio off sync with the slides, but it looks like you can control that. 
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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 25, 2:18 AM
Extremely useful stuff! Do not miss it. Lots of things to engage our pupils!
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 26, 8:29 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 28, 6:27 PM
Free, densely-packed lesson plans using video clips from popular Hollywood features and science documentaries. 
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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general.


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Some new data out there plus a good reminder of what we know will students!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 12:49 AM

Some interesting and useful insights.

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Conflict: 10 Types of Narrative Conflict You Can Use in Your Storytelling

Conflict: 10 Types of Narrative Conflict You Can Use in Your Storytelling | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In content creation, remember the importance of conflict in storytelling. Without conflict, your audience will tune out. Here are ten ways to reel them in.

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Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Linda De Vries's curator insight, March 28, 12:19 AM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, March 28, 1:25 PM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Jason Kramer's curator insight, April 2, 3:07 PM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Storium - Telling Stories Together

Storium - Telling Stories Together | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Storium is the online game that lets you and your friends tell stories together and play in imaginary worlds of your own creation.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 14, 3:52 AM
Engaging gamified storytelling... worth a try!!
Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 14, 4:07 AM
Engaging storytelling... worth a try!!
Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, March 14, 10:26 AM
Engaging gamified storytelling... worth a try!!
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12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.


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I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 16, 4:09 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

Dorothy Miller's curator insight, March 2, 1:09 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:06 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

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Quick Rubric

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Quick Rubric – FREE, fast and simple rubric creator

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A useful template for creating rubrics.

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Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 5:04 AM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, March 26, 11:29 PM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, April 4, 4:54 AM

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore:

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore!

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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…

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Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 31, 9:32 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 7:39 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 9:25 PM

Thinking of doing a PowerPoint for your next classroom presentation? Check out this resource to assist you in creating a more interesting and engaging presentation that your audience will love.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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upvoter

upvoter | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

The quick and simple way to make decisions on anything with anyone.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 12, 2015 1:00 AM

This is a great quick and simple tool to get students, brainstorming, voting and making decissions.

peterlakeman's curator insight, November 12, 2015 5:41 AM

snel, eenvoudig samen iets kiezen en stemmen

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Ourboox - Create picture books online

Ourboox - Create picture books online | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Ourboox is a platform and community for social publishing. Reach out to the community, publish your book online and share it with the Ourboox community and the world.

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Looks like a great project for classes or a way to share their research.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, October 21, 2015 7:01 AM

Yes, easy to use, simple and nice products, nothing else to add. 

 

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 22, 2015 3:04 AM

Un service pour créer des livres avec de l'audio, de la vidéo, des images et c'est gratuit ! À tester !

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, January 29, 2:29 AM

اكتب وانشر كتابك وشاركه مع الغير