There are numerous options for teachers looking to invigorate their curriculum and get their students (re)engaged and inspired. Let's take a look at what's possible when you pair a document camera with multiple iPads.
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I know many of you are using Book Creator in your lessons and there has been countless blogs about it, including quite a few posts within this blog. One idea that did not make it into the latest version of the book is adding questions with audio feedback into Book Creator. I find I am using Book Creator more and more to create resources for my pupils and I am now putting questions at the end of each section. I write a multiple choice question, place 3-4 possible answers in as either text, photos or both then add an audio response to each one. For example, saying it is right or giving clues when it is wrong. Book Creator allows you to hide a audio clip so that pupils can tap the answer and hear the response. The audio icon completely disappears when you open the book in IBooks. This has worked the other way with pupils writing their questions at the end of their topic books and sharing with their peers.
This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.
This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.
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