The Berlage Lyceum in Amsterdam seeks offer modern education with a clear vision rooted an modern society and with eyes on the future. The application of ICT is of the upmost importance in realizing this.
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Knowmia Teach is a new free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers. It helps you create short video lessons on any subject and publish them on Knowmia.com so your students and the public can find them. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to bring in visual aids from multiple sources, organize them in steps (like slides in a presentation) and
This year the English teaching team at the Berlage Lyceum has gone completely paperless with the help of iBooks Author. Previously we would print out materials every lesson, send endless attachments via e-mail or cluttered the student’s Dropbox. Now we’ve got everything streamlined in one place. Last term we made an iBook about Figurative Language, this term we’re discussing myths, legends and journalism and we’ve used it for some projects here and there.
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Very little of the resources that are found online can directly be used in your classroom. Usually there is something that the teachers wants to edit to make it relevant for their class and fit in the curriculum. Therefore the content needs to be malleable, which the iBooks aren’t. But with Bookry you can share the iba files.
I’ve been swiping, pinching and tapping my way around a well written and beautifully illustrated interactive eBook for the iPad, the result of a collaboration by Richard Allaway and Alan Park..
The book has been written to assist students with revision of the Extreme Environments theme of the IB Geography Diploma, but useful for other syllabuses that include mountain, glacial or arid environments. Even if the content isn’t relevant, it’s worth downloading as an example of the potential of the iBooks author app to create engaging content for (or even better, by) learners.
For a devoted Google Drive user like myself having Google Drive on my iPad is a must. Last week I had some questions from readers about how to use Google Drive on their iPads. This weekend I put together a short guide to using Google Drive on your iPad. The guide is embedded below.
Books Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn't always as easy as you might hope it is. Back in June I shared a free 110 page book about using iBooks Author. However, if video tutorials are more helpful to you I have found twenty six videos that you should look at.
Kinetic Media has a nearly one hour video that takes you through every aspect of creating an iBook with iBooks Author. The video covers everything from choosing a template to using custom HTML5 widgets in your iBooks. That video is embedded below.