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A Collection of Some Very Good iPad Apps for Creating Story Books in Class

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A great way to engage students in productive literacy practices is to provide them with the tools and opportunities to help them compose and narrate stories through the use of  a mixture of multimedia materials that include pictures, text, audio, and video. Besides enhancing their writing skills, this form of composition helps them express themselves multimodally and develop complex ways  of communicating their ideas. In the list below, we are sharing with you a sampler of some of the best apps students can use on their iPads to create beautiful story books. Most of these apps are ideal for all grades from elementary to high school.

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Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech: How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

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"If students were doing awesome things with an iPad, what would that look like? Here's another way of putting it: How does an iPad align with a vision of meaningful and purposeful learning?

 

Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.

 

With that in mind, here's a look at two teachers and their iPad-infused classrooms."

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 19, 2015 5:49 AM

Very interesting, thanks!

Mershon Viscusie's curator insight, May 19, 2015 1:41 PM

Questions to ask:

How will learning be different?

How will students improve as learners? As scholars? As citizens?

What will they be able to do 3 or 4 years after the ipad adoption that they can’t do now?

If ipads are the answer, what was the question?

What does awesome look like?

How does an ipad align with a vision of  meaningful and purposeful learning?


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How To Create Interactive Lessons for the iPad - Daily Genius

How To Create Interactive Lessons for the iPad - Daily Genius | iPads in education | Scoop.it

"As a teacher, you are used to create your own lessons. The xerox, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint are your trusted companions. But how can you effectively use iPads in your lessons?

The ebooks provided by publishers are mostly static and just not interesting enough for today’s students. Some educational apps are great, but finding the rights ones, figuring out how they work and getting them installed on all student devices can be a hassle.

Aren’t there easy ways to create your own materials for iPad? Yes, there are! Try these:"


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Sherolyn Rymal's curator insight, January 18, 2015 2:17 PM

This is a great resource for teachers.

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:42 PM

Para no convertir el iPad en un sustrato para el consumo de información. Al menos la interactividad con los contenidos.

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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | iPads in education | Scoop.it

Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.


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Using Stop-motion Animation with Green Screen on the iPad - May 2014 Blog Post

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Recently I have been combining two of my favourite apps, I Can Animate and DoInk Green Screen. We have been recording stop motion animation using I Can Animate with small characters and animals onto a green background and then importing these videos into DoInk where they were combined with an image. The green can be removed and the image is they used as a background.

Adding a background to the stop motion creates more focus to this type of work, not only with pupils learning the iPad skills but also linking stop-motion animation with other subjects such as topics on Romans, Wildlife etc. Along with using stop motion animation in Science (see this earlier blog http://sco.lt/8Yh77B) we are finding more and more ways to use it throughout the curriculum.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:09 AM

Great resource  for green screen 

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:13 AM

Love Stop Frame Animation

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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 21, 2014 10:45 PM

This is important advice for those who are into flipped class room teaching. Time and again, it has been reiterated that stand alone powerpoint presentations are not good enough unless they are backed by a voice over, or a verbal presentation, or a description short though it may be on each slide. The tips given in the article will help in preparing PPTs. with Voice Over.

Agüero Luciana N's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:35 AM

añada su visión ...

Sally Spoon's curator insight, August 26, 2015 11:27 PM

Need to work on this one>

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The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad | JUST TOOLS

The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad | JUST TOOLS | iPads in education | Scoop.it
The iPad is such a boon in education. It is making a slow but steadfast revolution in the way instruction is both delivered and received ...

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100 Best Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Time Savers - Chrome Story

100 Best Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Time Savers - Chrome Story | iPads in education | Scoop.it
Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets.

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Blogging in a Primary Classroom–With Only One iPad! - Primary Preoccupation @kathycassidy

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Many primary teachers who only have access to one iPad in their classroom assume that there is very little they can do to make that iPad useful for an entire class.  A few weeks ago, I blogged about the way I would do the “listen to reading” option of the Daily Five in a one iPad classroom. Today, I want to share some options for blogging with only one iPad.

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Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves - iPad Apps for School

Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves  - iPad Apps for School | iPads in education | Scoop.it

"I shared this idea on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today and I’m sharing it here to bring an iPad slant to it. At the beginning of the new school year it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories about themselves is to have them put it into a fun comic story. Through creating comic stories you can have students share favorite stories from their summer vacations. In the process students learn how to use a new tool, practice developing storylines, and they let you in on a little bit of who they are as people. Here are three iPad apps that I like to use to create comic stories."


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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 20, 2:01 AM
Molt bo!
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | iPads in education | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:37 PM

Digital Literacy is becoming more important in learning. The curriculum today requires teachers to use digital tools. Please read this interesting take on digital literacies. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 10:34 AM
Blogging has to have a purpose and it has to be done safely. The latter is a concern for some parents. The use of Power Point in teaching and learning is situational.
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Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals

Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals | iPads in education | Scoop.it
This post looks at a simple approach to creating effective visuals for eLearning by considering the 5 Cs.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 2014 8:32 PM

How do you create effective visuals? This post provides 5 Cs to help guide you. Make sure the visual is:

* Clear

* Concise

* Connected

* Compelling

* Complete

Why is this important? People remember visuals, more so than words. As you create a visual make sure that it is easy to understand, that it shares critical information, that it engages the learners.

For each of the 5 C's consider the questions below (quoted from the post).

* Will a visual help make a point clearer?

* Will a visual summarize a point better than text?

* Will a visual help learners make connections?

* Will visuals make content more attractive?

* Will a visual help complete an idea?

Each of these questions are explored...and of course, each has a visual to help us understand the reason. Although the post is addressing eLearning, the same concepts apply in a face2face classroom.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 2014 7:55 PM

use this simple technique when creating eLearning visuals

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Use this simple technique when you create visuals for your presentations!

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How to Plan Lessons to Engage 21st Century Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How to Plan Lessons to Engage 21st Century Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iPads in education | Scoop.it
Asked a number of educators on how they plan their lessons to keep their student engaged..

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ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

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 - As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, January 24, 2015 10:49 PM

Rings very truw with our experience in iLearn Program - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | iPads in education | Scoop.it

I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine. There is nothing much more rewarding to students then to have a proof of their hard work recognized in a publication of some sort.

 

Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user friendly interface and they will let you create your own e-magazine or newspaper in few simple steps. Yet I would recommend your discretion as you use them with your students.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/9-tools-to-create-e-magazines-and.html

 


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Wow this is a good collection!
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Sharing iPad eBooks with Colleagues, Pupils and Parents | August 2014 Blog

Sharing iPad eBooks with Colleagues, Pupils and Parents | August 2014 Blog | iPads in education | Scoop.it

With the latest update to Book Creator allowing the user to export as video, I have created this short guide to a few options for sharing the eBooks made on iPads. This focuses on Book Creator 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4 

 and My Story https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id449232368?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  but there are other options.


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Kimberly House's curator insight, September 12, 2014 4:09 AM

Finally! I'll make some teachers very, very happy with this update. Book Creator is already such a powerful app and this was the one thing we always found frustrating. Fixed! 

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:08 AM

Sharing to iTunesU  a useful feature

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My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post

My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post | iPads in education | Scoop.it

As the year comes to an end I thought I would share some of my favourite iPad activities from this year. It was a difficult decision to narrow it down to five but here goes:

 

1.Towards the end of last year my school celebrated it's 150 year anniversary and we carried many activities with the pupils that term looking at the history of the school. One of the activities was to compare then and now photos. We use an app called InstaShake HD App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/instashake-hd/id595411264?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  to blend two photos together in different ways. We also carried out this activity during the recent World War 1 week at the school.

 

2. Last term I worked with a PE department to use the iPads to support GCSE students portfolios. One of the activities was to record video of sporting skills from different angles using the iPad's camera and then add the videos into iMovie app to use some of it's features such as split screen, freeze frame and the speed tool. More detail on this can be found here http://sco.lt/8hTUhd   ;

 

3. Early this term I began an activity with Year 6 pupils to gamify stories using Book Creator App We used the hyperlink tool within Book Creator to link text and images to different pages and give the reader options of where the story went by choosing options within a scenario. More detail can be found here http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2014/12/using-non-linear-stories-gamify-books/

 

4. In summer term I worked with a Year 3 class to use the time lapse feature in I Can Animate App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/i-can-animate/id399760501?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  ; to capture shadows moving across the playground. We set the iPad up to take a photograph every minute from 9am-3pm. Recently Apple have added the time lapse tool into the iOS 8 camera, although you cannot adjust the time between photos like you can in I Can Animate.

 

5. A few months ago Comic Life 3 App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comic-life-3/id891378056?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  was released and within the many new templates is a newspaper front cover. We used this at school to firstly produce a weekly newspaper for the school news with Year 6 but also during World War 1 week to reproduce historical newspaper front pages of significant events during war.

 

A big thank you to all the great feedback to Teacher Guide to iPad App. Hearing how much it has helped teachers worldwide has made all the hard work worthwhile. The latest update brings a new icon, new categories of subjects and apps, a new design and 12 new ideas. Details can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk

 

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!

Adam


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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 2014 12:27 PM

Great ideas!  Thanks for sharing!   I took a class and used creative. Book Builder app.  Great app for creating  a story to show you understood the lesson .  Check it out !

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Universal Design for Learning: What It Is and How It Works

Universal Design for Learning: What It Is and How It Works | iPads in education | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a teaching approach to help all learners be successful. Learn how it benefits kids with learning and attention issues.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2014 4:24 PM

The goal of UDL is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed. UDL doesn’t specifically target kids with learning and attention issues. It’s about building in flexibility that can be adjusted for every student’s strengths and needs.

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How To Create A Test That Grades Itself Using Google Forms

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How To Create A Test That Grades Itself Using Google Forms

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Top 10 Things Teachers Want From Their Digital Classrooms

Top 10 Things Teachers Want From Their Digital Classrooms | iPads in education | Scoop.it
Yes…The digital classroom. Yes, it is here, even if you can’t see it. It’s in the minds of your students, even if you make them switch off their mobile phones. It’s a nagging presence in the back of your mind, even if you still insist on using a cassette player from the 1980s in your classroom. The world is changing even if you are in denial.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:26 PM

Really nice article based around the contributions to the  Tricider questionnaire I produced for my Digital Classrooms Project.

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | iPads in education | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 2014 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

Don Breedwell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 8:22 PM

This is great for students who can use an and iPad to allow them to "hear" a message, set of instructions repeatedly, or repeat passages for memorization. Definitely something for Special Needs students too. 

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Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher (updated)

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 8, 2014 3:53 AM

Mia MacMeekin provides 27 ways to be a 21st century educator in this infographic. The image above is a small portion of what she provides in the complete infographic.

Click through to see all 27 elements and share your thoughts on this topic. Are there elements that you believe should be included? Do you think that you meet all the elements? Where are your strengths and which areas should you consider upgrading?

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:59 PM

I will definitely be using this in the weeks to come. It's a good reminder for teachers.

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If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics

If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics | iPads in education | Scoop.it
Understanding how adults learn, is the first step to crafting an eLearning material adults will actually want to start and finish.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:25 PM

If you are designing an eLearning course for adults are there aspects to consider that are important to the adult learner? This post from SH!FT would say yes. To create courses for adult learners, we must understand how adults learn, their traits and their learning styles.

What is important?

* Hook them Early (and Often)

* Make Use of Their Experiences

* Persuade Adult Learners of the Desirability of Learning Something

* Give Adult Learners the Freedom to Choose

Learn four ways to help hook the adult learner. Find four suggestions on ways to give adult learners more freedom to choose. Click through to the post to learn more.

Avidity Medical Design's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:13 AM

Very insightful article. I especially agree with point #2 and point #4. Point #2 indicates that learners can use past experiences to tap into new ideas. Point #4 indicates that adult learners would like to have the ability to take a more active role in defining their own learning experience. I see an interrelationship between both points because they each describe elements of self-directed learning. The learner is using what they already know to tap into new knowledge (point #2), and then, given the opportunity, they are choosing how, when, and where they acquire the new knowledge (point #4), with consideration given to the knowledge that they have already obtained (point #2). Excellent article, keep up the good work!

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | iPads in education | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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Audrey's curator insight, October 3, 2014 1:26 PM

These are certainly true.  Have a look at www.hotmoodle.com

 

Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, October 20, 2014 5:30 AM

Rien de nouveau sous le soleil du bon e:enseignant, mais plus d'exigences …

clare o'shea's curator insight, February 5, 2015 1:49 PM

and ask indviduals questions every 2-3 minutes - but always label the behaviour first! so it is a positive experience not a catching out!!