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The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum

The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum | Literacy | Scoop.it
By William Weil - Audiobooks are more than a nice library resource or good for struggling readers--they are an important literacy tool for K-12.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 7:22 AM

Yes. Really useful addition to any teacher's toolkit.

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Literacy | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 3, 3:03 PM

never enough of them if they are good. 

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Literacy | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 9, 2015 8:17 PM

We just ran a two-week J Term on coding using MineCraft and the kids loved it.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 10, 2015 11:13 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, August 3, 2015 1:49 AM

How Minecraft is being used in education.

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Cowbird · Home

Cowbird · Home | Literacy | Scoop.it

Cowbird is a public library of human experience. Our mission is to gather and preserve exceptional stories of human life, so the insight and wisdom we accumulate as individuals can live on in the commons, as a resource for others to look to for guidance. We offer a simple set of storytelling tools, designed to encourage contemplation and depth — for free, and without ads.


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Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, May 26, 2015 8:43 AM

Great site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 27, 2015 9:56 AM

A source of inspiration. A rich bag of secrets to wake our students' creativity and sensitivity.

Angela Mitchell's curator insight, July 5, 2015 9:44 AM

Will share with colleagues as we search for new and exciting tools to motivate learners.

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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog | Literacy | Scoop.it
Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom.

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The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers | Literacy | Scoop.it
I thought it was time for another list of Websites Of The Year.  This series of "The Best of..." posts will be continuing off-and-on until I run out of useful topics. This time I'll be listing what...
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4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy | Scoop.it
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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 31, 2015 11:48 AM

Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 2015 5:38 AM

These all look good - much easier than using a combination of tools! Remember copyright though!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 22, 2015 10:57 AM

Para capturas sobre páginas web (além de edição e anotações sobre as capturas) a extensão Fireshot (browsers Chrome e Firefox) é, para já, imbatível.

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How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School - Jonathan Wylie

How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School - Jonathan Wylie | Literacy | Scoop.it
There are lots of great learning opportunities when you use green screen effects in the classroom. I’ve written about some of those before, but almost all of them involved green screen movies. What about green screen photography? Is that possible on an iPad? It is, because there’s an app for that.

Recently I was reminded of the ability to do green screen photography when I read a blog post by Dr. Wesley Fryer. He did a green screen photo booth at the Fall Festival of the school he works at in Oklahoma. Great idea. So how do you do it? It all starts with the Green Screen app by DoInk. The rest is easy! Here’s how it works.

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Chicken Spaghetti: The Best Children's Books of 2014: A List of Lists and Awards

Chicken Spaghetti: The Best Children's Books of 2014: A List of Lists and Awards | Literacy | Scoop.it
A roundup of the year-end "best of" lists and children's literature prizes. Most of the books on these lists were published in 2014; a few lists include titles from prior years, too. I will update this page regularly, so if...
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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Literacy | Scoop.it
The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 29, 2014 8:13 AM

Could be gold in them thar hills

Kelly Herta's curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:21 PM

Lots of great apps, some new, some old......

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 2015 10:20 PM

Some interesting Apps I have not previously heard of

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8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers

8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers | Literacy | Scoop.it

http://www.bugbrained.com/struggling-readers.html


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:21 PM

The 8 Great Word Pattern apps are a series of 11 apps that have been developed to help students work and master word patterns.  These individualized apps provide practice building words from their sounds.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:40 PM

Free reading apps for struggling readers! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:42 PM

Free reading apps for struggling readers!

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10 Lesson Plans to Develop Digital Literacies

10 Lesson Plans to Develop Digital Literacies | Literacy | Scoop.it

Over the last few months I have been working hard to develop a set of commercially available lesson materials. These lesson plans aren't specifically designed for English language learners, though they will be useful for students at higher levels who want stimulating skills based practice or for any teacher interested in developing a CLIL or content based approach to language learning. They were designed to enable any teacher to develop students in a way that is more closely aligned to the kinds of skills they will need to function effectively and critically in the digital world.


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A collection of 10 of my lesson plans designed to develop critical thinking and digital literacy.

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Jennifer Furr's curator insight, March 13, 10:42 PM

A collection of 10 of my lesson plans designed to develop critical thinking and digital literacy.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 8:09 AM

A collection of 10 of my lesson plans designed to develop critical thinking and digital literacy.

Dave Sharp's curator insight, May 10, 6:21 PM
Lesson plans and activities to help with literacy for all ages. This program is  designed to focus on giving specific skills to a student studying literacy at all levels. The 10 lessons also give the teacher access to relevant information required when catering for a students needs.
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10 Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers with Technology - edtecteacher

10 Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers with Technology -  edtecteacher | Literacy | Scoop.it
Combine Jenn responding that she has iPads, iPods, laptops, and SMART Boards, with a 2-hour layover in the Dulles airport followed by a two hour flight, and you have a recipe for 10 ways to create literacy centers with technology.

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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy | Scoop.it

"Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science. All of these documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover. It will take you awhile to sift through the entire list but we are pretty sure you will come out with some good documentaries to share with your class."


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Juan Rodríguez-silvar's curator insight, June 13, 2015 3:55 PM

Catro boas ferramentas recomendadas.

Four good tools recommended

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 15, 2015 3:09 AM

Open education est en train d'arriver et mettra des discussion sur le droit d'auteur au placard (au moins un peu). Voici des ressources gratuites à utiliser en classe.

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10 Tips for Building a Strong Story

Need to improve your storytelling? Here are 10 tips to help your presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:55 AM

This can serve as a guide to students who are learning how to build a presentation that has a strong backbone and impressive muscle.

Marco Favero's curator insight, May 24, 2015 6:00 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Ruby Day's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:48 AM

Basic tips, good resource for students. I like how it encourages building a script through practice as opposed to a written script 

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What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1

What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1 | Literacy | Scoop.it
So, what does research suggest works? Are there any ‘best bets’ that we can use as a starting point to evaluate and improve our practice? And how might a 1-to-1 mobile learning project contribute to such improvement? According to the Education Endowment Foundation’s Toolkit (from here on EEF) and the Sutton Trust’s most recent report on what makes great teaching, these are some of the elements of teaching that research suggests contribute to improved outcomes, accompanied by ways in which mobile technology might, on occasion, help along the way:

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:45 PM

Great tips with sound reasoning behind them, thank you for sharing

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40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy | Scoop.it
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Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman | Literacy | Scoop.it
I began using Dragon Dictation a few years ago when my work with a group of struggling writers left me searching for a tool that could help them get the great ideas they were sharing aloud onto a page. I wanted something elegant: a tool that wouldn’t interrupt students as they were speaking but rather, quietly capture what they were saying and flip it into text.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 26, 2015 9:09 PM

A useful tool for differentiation perhaps?

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 1, 2015 12:52 PM

For those with Chrome, take a look at VoiceNote II for similar abilities.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order ...

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order ... | Literacy | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who: raises vital questions and problems, formulating th...
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers | Literacy | Scoop.it

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:47 AM

Literacy teachers in the content area of science can benefit from this list.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:52 PM

Thx Skip

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 25, 2014 10:07 PM

Free? Yes! Check them out!

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Apps for Dyslexics and Struggling Readers

Apps for Dyslexics and Struggling Readers | Literacy | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:15 PM

This site developed by Moms of Dyslexics provides a set of apps that can support dyslexics and struggling readers. As a Mom of an adult dyslexic, I want to thank these Moms who have created this site for families that have a child with dyslexia.

 

Here are the apps they have reviewed on this site:

> Sound Literacy-$24.99 Sound Literacy can be used in conjunction with any curriculum that emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonological processing, systematic phonetic instruction, or word building with ‘meaningful word parts’.

 

> Dyslexia Quest- $1.99: The Yeti Master will take your child on an adventure while testing working memory, processing speed, visual memory, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing skills.

 

> Montessori Crosswords-$2.99: Highly rated and based on Montessori learning methods, this app will aid in the development of reading and spelling skills through phonemic awareness.

 

> Spell Trekking-Free:  Your child will learn to spell while trekking through space on the S.S. Spell Trek.

 

> Letter Quiz-Free and Full Version-$1.99: Consists of four games to help your child learn letter recognition and writing practice.

 

> Dyslexic Like Me-$1.99:  The purpose of Dyslexic Like Me is to teach the child what dyslexia is and about successful people who also have dyslexia.

 

> See Read Say-$1.99:  The visual nature of a dyslexic can make learning sight words difficult.

 

> Phonics Genius-Free:  Phonetic awareness is essential to reading and this app takes it to a new level.  The app contains thousands of words grouped into 225 phonic categories. 

 

 

 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:45 AM

Some apps for students struggling with reading or learning differences.

Greg Alchin's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:18 PM

Harnessing the inbuilt accessibility in mobile devices such as the iPad with well designed apps is very empowering.

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Literacy | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:44 AM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!